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Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

Parlamentul Republicii Moldova
Coat of arms or logo
Founded 1991
Andrian Candu, PDM
since January 23, 2015
Seats 101
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Political groups
Government (50)
  •      PDM (42)
  •      PPEM (8)

Opposition (44)

  •      PSRM (24)
  •      PL (9)
  •      PCRM (6)
  •      PLDM (5)

Crossbench (7)

Last election
30 November 2014
Next election
24 February 2019
Meeting place
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Palace of the Parliament, Chişinău, Moldova
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The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova is the supreme representative body of the Republic of Moldova, the only state legislative authority, being a unicameral structure composed of 101 elected deputies on lists, for a period of 4 years. Parliament is elected by universal vote, equal directly, secret and freely expressed. The President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova is elected by the Parliament, with a minimum of 52 votes. Nowadays this function is fulfilled by DPM deputy Andrian Candu.

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, on a proposal of the Central Electoral Commission, decides to validate or invalidate the mandate of deputy. The mandate is invalid in the case of violation of electoral legislation. The Parliament is meeting at the convening of the Speaker of the Parliament within 30 days of the elections. Parliament's mandate is prolonged until the legal meeting of the new composition. During this period the Constitution cannot be amended and organic laws cannot be adopted, amended or abrogated [1].


The Parliament staff ensures an organizational, informational and technological assistance to activity of the Parliament, the Standing Bureau, standing committees, parliamentary factions and of deputies. The structure and the personal record of the parliament staff are approved by the Parliament.

Legislative procedure

According to the Constitution of Moldova (1994), the Parliament is the supreme representative organ and the single legislative authority of the state. The right of legislative initiative belongs to the Members of Parliament, to the Speaker (excepting proposals to revise the Constitution) and to the Government. In exercise of this right MPs and the President of the state present to Parliament draft papers and legislative proposals, while the Government presents draft papers.

Parliamentary fractions

In order to form the working bodies and to organize the activity of the parliament, deputies form parliamentary factions composed of at least 5 deputies elected on the basis of lists of electoral contestants, as well as parliamentary factions with the same numerical composition as independent deputies. The parliamentary factions are constituted within 10 days after the legal constitution of the parliament. The 101 deputies elected on November 30, 2014 voting constituted 5 parliamentary factions [2]:

Fraction Party chairman The leader of the faction Number of deputies
     Democratic Party of Moldova Vladimir Plahotniuc Marian Lupu 42
     Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova Zinaida Greceanîi Zinaida Greceanîi 24
     Liberal Party Dorin Chirtoaca Mihai Ghimpu 9
     European People's Party of Moldova Iurie Leancă Eugen Carpov 8
     Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova Vladimir Voronin Inna Șupac 6
     Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova Viorel Cibotaru Tudor Deliu 5
     Non affiliated members 7

Election results

Structure of former legislatures

Moldovan Parliament 1994–1998

56 28 11 9

Moldovan Parliament 1998–2001

40 26 24 11
PCRM Democratic Convention Dem. & Prosperous PFD

Moldovan Parliament 2001–2005

71 19 11
PCRM Braghis Alliance PPCD

Moldovan Parliament 2005–2009

56 22 12 11

Moldovan Parliament April–July 2009

60 15 15 11

Moldovan Parliament 2009–2010

48 18 15 13 7

Moldovan Parliament 2010–2014

42 32 15 12

Moldovan Parliament 2014–2018

21 25 23 19 13

Parliamentary committees

  • Committee for Human Rights and Interethnic Relations:

Permanent Bureau

Presidents of the Parliament of Moldova

Parliament Building

The Parliament Building was formerly the meeting place of the Central Committee of the Moldovan branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It is located on Stephen the Great Boulevard formerly known as Lenin Boulevard. The architects were Alexander Cerdanțev and Grigore Bosenco. The building was damaged during civil unrest in 2009[4] and repairs were carried out in 2012 and 2013. Parliament moved back into the restored building in February 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Constitution of Moldova, art. 63, pag. 16.
  2. ^ Structura Parlamentului > Fracțiunile parlamentare
  3. ^
  4. ^ "De ce rămân în praf şi beznă clădirile Parlamentului şi Preşedinţiei". Timpul - Ştiri din Moldova.
  5. ^ "allmoldova". Archived from the original on 2014-01-02.

External links

  • Official page
  • Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Moldova
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