The Most Famous

POLITICIANS from Moldova

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This page contains a list of the greatest Moldovan Politicians. The pantheon dataset contains 15,710 Politicians, 23 of which were born in Moldova. This makes Moldova the birth place of the 87th most number of Politicians behind Cyprus and Indonesia.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Moldovan Politicians of all time. This list of famous Moldovan Politicians is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Moldovan Politicians.

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1. Vladimir Voronin (1941 - )

With an HPI of 69.69, Vladimir Voronin is the most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 50 different languages on wikipedia.

Vladimir Voronin (Romanian pronunciation: [vladiˈmir voˈronin]; born 25 May 1941) is a Moldovan politician. He was the third president of Moldova from 2001 until 2009 and has been the First Secretary of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) since 1994. He was Europe's first democratically elected communist party head of state after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc.

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2. Emil Constantinescu (1939 - )

With an HPI of 68.97, Emil Constantinescu is the 2nd most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 36 different languages.

Emil Constantinescu (Romanian pronunciation: [eˈmil konstantiˈnesku] (listen)) (born 19 November 1939) is a Romanian professor and politician, who served as the President of Romania, from 1996 to 2000. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, Constantinescu became a founding member and vice president of the Civic Alliance (AC). In addition, he also served as the acting president of the Democratic Romanian Anti-Totalitarian Forum, the first associative structure of the democratic opposition in post-1989 Romania, which was later transformed into a centre-right political and electoral alliance known as the Romanian Democratic Convention (CDR).

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3. Nicolae Timofti (1948 - )

With an HPI of 67.60, Nicolae Timofti is the 3rd most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 56 different languages.

Nicolae Timofti (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e tiˈmofti]; born 22 December 1948 in Ciutulești, Moldavian SSR) is a Moldovan jurist and politician who was President of Moldova from 23 March 2012 until 23 December 2016. He served as head of Moldova's Supreme Magistrate Council and was elected President by parliament on 16 March 2012.

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4. Avigdor Lieberman (1958 - )

With an HPI of 66.52, Avigdor Lieberman is the 4th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 41 different languages.

Avigdor Lieberman (Hebrew: אֲבִיגְדוֹר לִיבֶּרְמָן, Transliterated: ʾĂvīɣðôr Lībermān, IPA: [aviɡˈdor ˈliberman] (audio) ; Russian: Эве́т Льво́вич Ли́берман, Transliterated: Ėvet Lʹvovič Liberman, [ɪˈvɛt lʲˈvovɪt͡ɕ ˈlʲɪbʲɪrmɐn]; born 5 June 1958) is a Soviet-born Israeli politician serving as Minister of Finance since 2021, having previously served twice as Deputy Prime Minister of Israel from 2006 to 2008 and 2009 to 2012. Lieberman entered the Knesset in 1999, and has served in numerous roles in the government, including as Minister of National Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation, and Minister of Strategic Affairs. He served as Deputy Prime Minister under Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu. He served under Netanyahu as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2012 and 2013 to 2015 and as Minister of Defense from 2016 to 2018. On 14 November 2018, he resigned as Defense Minister because of a ceasefire in Gaza which he characterized as "surrendering to terror."He is the founder and leader of the secular nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) party, whose electoral base initially consisted overwhelmingly of Russian-speaking immigrants from the former Soviet Union, but later attracted broader support. Lieberman has stated his opposition to forming a coalition with religious parties and refused to join Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition in April 2019. As a result of the arrival in Israel during the 1990s of about one million Russian-speaking immigrants, Yisrael Beiteinu has regularly played the "king-maker" role in Israel's coalition governments. He was replaced in the Knesset by Elina Bardach-Yalov when he became the Finance minister.

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5. Mircea Snegur (1941 - )

With an HPI of 66.23, Mircea Snegur is the 5th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Mircea Snegur (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a iˈon ˈsneɡur]; born 17 January 1939) is a Moldovan politician who was served as first President of Moldova from 1990–1997. Before that, he served as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet 1989–1990 (head of state) and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 27 April to 3 September 1990. In the Soviet era, he was often known in English as Mircha Ivanovich Snegur, a transliteration from the Russian Мирча Иванович Снегур.

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6. Vladimir Purishkevich (1870 - 1920)

With an HPI of 65.48, Vladimir Purishkevich is the 6th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Vladimir Mitrofanovich Purishkevich (Russian: Влади́мир Митрофа́нович Пуришке́вич, IPA: [pʊrʲɪˈʂkʲevʲɪt͡ɕ]; 24 August [O.S. 12 August] 1870, Kishinev – 1 February 1920, Novorossiysk, Russia) was a far-right politician in Imperial Russia, noted for his monarchist, ultra-nationalist, antisemitic and anticommunist views. Because of his restless behaviour, he was regarded as a loose cannon. At the end of 1916, he participated in the killing of Grigori Rasputin.

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7. Petru Lucinschi (1940 - )

With an HPI of 64.47, Petru Lucinschi is the 7th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Petru Lucinschi (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈpetru luˈt͡ʃinski]), born 27 January 1941) is a former Moldovan politician who was Moldova's second President (1997–2001).

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8. Mihai Ghimpu (1951 - )

With an HPI of 61.63, Mihai Ghimpu is the 8th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 35 different languages.

Mihai Ghimpu (born 19 November 1951) is a Moldovan politician who served as Speaker of Parliament and Acting President of Moldova from 2009 to 2010. He was member of Parliament of Moldova from 1990 to 1998 and from 2009 to 2019. Ghimpu held the position of leader of Liberal Party (PL) from 1998 to 2018.

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9. Ion Ciubuc (1943 - 2018)

With an HPI of 58.27, Ion Ciubuc is the 9th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Ion Ciubuc (pronunciation: [tʃjubuk]; 29 May 1943 – 29 January 2018) was an economist and a Moldovan politician who served as the 3rd Prime Minister of Moldova from January 1997 to February 1999.

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10. Yevgeny Shevchuk (1968 - )

With an HPI of 57.84, Yevgeny Shevchuk is the 10th most famous Moldovan Politician.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Yevgeny Vasilyevich Shevchuk (Russian: Евге́ний Васи́льевич Шевчу́к, tr. Yevgeniy Vasilyevich Shevchuk, Ukrainian: Євге́н Васи́льович Шевчу́к, tr. Yevhen Vasylovych Shevchuk, Moldovan Cyrillic: Евгени Васильевичь Шевчюк, Romanian: Evgheni Vasilievici Șevciuk; born 19 June 1968) is a Transnistrian former politician who served as the 2nd President of the internationally unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic, better known as Transnistria, from 2011 to 2016. He was a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of Transnistria from 2000 until his election as president in 2011. Furthermore, he was speaker of Pridnestrovian Supreme Soviet from 2005 to 2009 and the leader of the political party Obnovlenie until 2010. Shevchuk is an ethnic Ukrainian and a citizen of both Transnistria and Russia.In 2017, Shevchuk fled to Moldova while being pursued on criminal charges. In December 2018, he was sentenced in absentia to 16 years in prison and a fine of about 36 million US dollars.

Pantheon has 23 people classified as politicians born between 1870 and 1976. Of these 23, 21 (91.30%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living politicians include Vladimir Voronin, Emil Constantinescu, and Nicolae Timofti. The most famous deceased politicians include Vladimir Purishkevich and Ion Ciubuc. As of October 2020, 1 new politicians have been added to Pantheon including Irina Vlah.

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