Dumitru Braghiș

Dumitru Braghiș
Moldovan Ambassador to Russia
In office
28 October 2015 – 1 March 2017
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Igor Dodon
Preceded byAndrei Galbur
Succeeded byAndrei Neguța
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
7 April 2001 – 5 April 2009
5th Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
21 December 1999 – 19 March 2001
PresidentPetru Lucinschi
Vladimir Voronin
DeputyEugen Șlopac
Andrei Cucu
Valeriu Cosarciuc
Lidia Guțu
Preceded byIon Sturza
Succeeded byVasile Tarlev
Personal details
Born (1957-12-28) 28 December 1957 (age 61)
Grătiești, Moldova
Political partySocial Democratic Party (Moldova)
Other political
Party Alliance Our Moldova

Dumitru Braghiș (born December 28, 1957 the village of Grătieşti, today suburb of Chișinău) is a Moldovan political figure, who is from November 27, 2015, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation.[1][2] He was the Prime Minister of Moldova from 1999 until 2001. Then, he was a member of the Parliament of Moldova, where he represented the Party Alliance Our Moldova. He was chairman of the Party of Social Democracy and deputy in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova (2005 - 2009).


Dumitru Braghiș was born on December 28, 1957, in the village of Grătieşti, Chișinău municipality, in a family of peasants.

In 1975 – finished a secondary school no. 1 in Chişinău and in 1980 he graduated Technical University, specialising in power engineering, working as an engineer-constructor at the Tractor's Factory. He has Ph.D. in Economics. Through 1981 to 1992 he held various eligible positions in the Komsomol. In 1987 through 1988 he was an instructor in Central Committee of Communist Party of Moldova.

Braghiș was elected as deputy in the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union in 1989 through 1991. Through 1992–1995 Braghiș became the General Deputy Director of "Moldova EXIM" Association. Through 1995–1997 Braghiș was the General Director of the Department for Foreign Economic relations of the Ministry of Finance.

In 1997, through 1999, Braghiș was the Deputy Minister of Economy and Reforms. Braghiș became the Prime Minister of Moldova in 1999 through April 2001.

Since 2001 Braghiș has been the deputy in Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. In the 2005 parliamentary elections, he was elected as a deputy in the lists of the Electoral Bloc Democratic Moldova, becoming chairman of this party.

In July 2005, he was an independent candidate for the Chisinau City Mayor's General Election, gaining 20.65% of the votes. Since 2006, he has served as the chairman of the Social Democratic Party. He has also run for election on June 3, 2007 from the Party of Social Democracy of Moldova (PSDM). After the expiration of his mandate of deputy in 2009, until 2013 he worked in the private sector.

Dumitru Braghis speaks English, French and Russian. He is married and has a child.

See also


  1. ^ Ambasadorul Republicii Moldova în Federația Rusă
  2. ^ Decretul Președintelui Republicii Moldova nr. 1836-VII din 27 noiembrie 2015

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ion Sturza
Prime Minister of Moldova
Succeeded by
Vasile Tarlev

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