Moldovan parliament approves new government

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A new government has been formed in the Republic of Moldova on Monday afternoon EEST (UTC+3), though the vote of confidence in the Zinaida Greceanîi - cabinet came from only 56 members of the 101-seat Parliament of Moldova.

New ministers constitute only one - third of the governmental team. For the first time in the independent republic's history, the government is headed by a woman. More that than, this is the Cabinet with the most number of women in the Moldova's history - Prime Minister Zinaida Greceanîi will be among five other women heading ministries.

The new composition of the Moldovan Government is as follows:

Prime Minister Zinaida Greceanîi
First Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy and Trade Igor Dodon
Deputy Prime Minister Victor Stepaniuc
Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Stratan
Minister of Finance Marianna Durlesteanu
Minister of the Interior Gen. Valentin Mejinschi
Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Anatol Gorodenco
Minister of Transport and Roads Vasile Ursu
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Violeta Ivanova
Minister of Social Protection, Family and Child Galina Balmos
Minister of Culture and Tourism Arthur Kozma
Minister of Justice Vitalie Pirlog
Minister of Reintegration Vasile Sova
Minister of Local Public Administration Valentin Guznac
Minister of Defense Vitalie Vrabie
Minister of Education and Youth Affairs Larissa Savga
Minister of Health Larissa Catrinici
Minister of Informational Development Pavel Buceatchi
Minister of Construction and Territories Development Vladimir Baldovici

The governor of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, south of Moldova, Mihail Formuzal, and the chairman of the Academy of Science, Gheorghe Duca, are government members ex officio.

The heads of departments, national agencies and bureaus will be appointed later by corresponding governmental Resolutions.