Valeriu Munteanu (politician)

Valeriu Munteanu
Valeriu Munteanu portret.jpg
Minister of Environment
In office
30 July 2015 – 30 May 2017
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Igor Dodon
Prime MinisterValeriu Streleț
Pavel Filip
Preceded bySergiu Palihovici
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
3 November 2009 – 30 July 2015
Mayor of Floreni
In office
3 June 2007 – 3 November 2009
Personal details
Born (1980-12-28) 28 December 1980 (age 38)
Citizenship Moldova
Political partySave Bessarabia Union (2019–present)
Other political
Liberal Party (2009–2018)
Spouse(s)Victoria Munteanu
Alma materValahia University of Târgovişte

Valeriu Munteanu (born 28 December 1980) is a Moldovan politician, who served as Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2017, member of Parliament of Moldova from 2009 to 2015 and mayor of Floreni from 2007 to 2009. He also held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Liberal Party from 2010 to 2018.[1] He has been Chairman of Save Bessarabia Union (USB) since 2019.[2]

Political career

In the general local elections on June 3, 2007 he was elected mayor of his hometown, Floreni.

Since February 7, 2008 he has been a member of the Liberal Party; in 2010 he was elected as the party's vice-president. On December 11, 2018 he resigned from Liberal Party.

For the parliamentary elections of April 5, 2009, Valeriu Munteanu was ranked 37th in the list of candidates of the Liberal Party, failing to accede to Parliament. A few months later, at the early parliamentary elections in July 2009, Valeriu Munteanu was ranked 17th on the list of Liberal Party candidates,[3] becoming a member of parliament.[4] It was ranked 5th in the list of candidates of the Liberal Party in the parliamentary elections of 28 November 2010[5] and 30 November 2014,[6] both time becoming a MP[7] and Vice president of the Liberal Party faction will be Valeriu Munteanu.[8]

In the 19th legislature of the parliament (2010-2014) he was the MP with most parliamentary initiatives — 113 draft normative acts submitted,[9] like declaring Western Christmas Day Official Holiday[10] or draft law proposing Moldova’s exit from CIS.[11] During the same period, he had the most speeches and addresses.

On 30 July 2015 he was appointed to the position of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova in the Streleţ Cabinet[12] and was subsequently reconfirmed in the same position in the Filip Cabinet. On May 29, 2017, he resigned, following the decision of the party to leave the governing coalition.[13]

On 21 July 2019, Munteanu was elected leader of Save Bessarabia Union (USB).[14]

Personal life

Valeriu Munteanu is married to Victoria Munteanu and has four daughters: Camelia, Ilinca, Smaranda and Crăita, the latter being born in December 2014.[15]



  1. ^ "Valeriu Munteanu - Biography". www.munteanu.md (in Romanian). Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  2. ^ "Valeriu Munteanu, ales în calitate de președinte al Partidului „Uniunea Salvați Basarabia"". unimedia.info (in Romanian). July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "List of the PL candidates for early parliamentary elections 2009 / Early Elections 2009". www.e-democracy.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  4. ^ "List of Members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova elected on July 29, 2009 / Early Elections 2009". www.e-democracy.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. ^ "List of Members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova elected on November 28, 2010 / Elections 2010". www.e-democracy.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  6. ^ "List of Members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova elected on November 30, 2014 / Elections 2014". www.e-democracy.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  7. ^ Moldova, Parlamentul Republicii. "Members of the Parliament". www.parlament.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  8. ^ "The new elected Parliament gathers today at the constitutive meeting". Jurnal.md - Ca să ştii totul!. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  9. ^ "Deputați online - Centrul de Analiză şi Prevenire a Corupției Statistics". deputati.capc.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  10. ^ "Moldova To Celebrate Western Christmas". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  11. ^ "Draft law proposing Moldova's exit from CIS - Moldova.org". www.moldova.org. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  12. ^ "Government of Republic of Moldova". www.gov.md. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  13. ^ "Liberal Ministers and Vice-Ministers leave Government of Moldova - Moldova.org". www.moldova.org. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  14. ^ "Valeriu Munteanu a fost ales președinte al unui nou partid din Republica Moldova – Uniunea Salvați Basarabia". tv8.md (in Romanian). July 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "foto | Cele 5 "școlărițe" ale liberalului Valeriu Munteanu: "1 septembrie, ziua unui nou început"". ZUGO. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  16. ^ Cancelaria Ordinului Steaua României
  17. ^ "Distincțiile B.O.M." Mitropolia Chişinăului şi a Întregii Moldove (in Romanian). 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2018-03-03.

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