Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița has resigned. The announcement was made on Friday, February 10, by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers at a press briefing. According to the law, the mandate of the Executive ceases if the Prime Minister resigns.
“Had the government had at home the same support and trust that we felt from our European partners, we would have been able to move forward more and faster,” says Natalia Gavrilița.
“(…) Despite the multiple crises the country has faced, our progress has been highly appreciated. We agreed on the actions to be taken to launch EU accession negotiations by the end of this year. The people of our country deserve to enjoy all the benefits of EU integration that they have been deprived of for 30 years. Jobs with decent wages, quality education and health services, developed infrastructure and most importantly – security for tomorrow. In Brussels we met with the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, Vice-Presidents, Commissioners and MEPs. As always, I was convinced that Moldova has many friends in Brussels and we are welcome in the EU with open arms.
(…) If the government at home had the same support and trust that we felt from our European partners, we would have been able to move forward more and faster. Dear citizens, after a year and a half at the head of this Government, the time has come to announce my resignation from this position (…) The team I worked with in the Government was a team of constructive, development-oriented people with expertise in the field of economy and investments”, said Gavrilița.
List of ministers in the government led by Natalia Gavrilița:
Iurie Turcanu – deputy prime minister for digitisation;
Andrei Spînu – deputy prime minister, minister of infrastructure and regional development;
Nicu Popescu – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration;
Oleg Serebrian – Deputy Prime Minister for reintegration;
Dumitru Budianschi – Minister of Finance;
Dumitru Alaiba – Minister of Economy;
Sergiu Litvinenco – Minister of Justice
Vladimir Bolea – Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry;
Ala Nemerenco – Minister of Health;
Anatolie Nosatyi – Minister of Defence;
Ana Revenco – Minister of Internal Affairs;
Anatoly Topala – Minister of Education and Research;
Sergiu Prodan – Minister of Culture;
Alexei Buzu – Minister of Labour and Social Protection;
Iordanca-Rodica Iordanov – Minister of Environment;
Irina Vlah – Governor (Bashkan) of Gagauzia (Gagauz-Yeri)
Dorin Recean, secretary of the Supreme Security Council, is expected to be the candidate proposed by President Maia Sandu for the post of prime minister after the resignation of the Gavrilița government, say ZdG sources.Recean’s candidacy has been agreed upon by PAS deputies, say several ZdG sources.
The Government led by Natalia Gavrilița was sworn in on August 6, 2021, the day it was also sworn in before President Maia Sandu.