04 april

Third spot in rankings of most influential politicians shared by two

For the first time, two personalities are sharing the third position in the rankings of the most influential Moldovan politicians that is compiled monthly by the Institute for Political Analysis and Consultancy “Politicon”. These are Deputy Head of Parliament Igor Corman and Deputy Prime Minister Natalia Gherman. As in the February rankings, the first two spots in the March rankings are occupied by Prime Minister Iurie Leanca and the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) Vlad Filat.

In a news conference at IPN, “Politicon” director Anatol Taranu said that Iurie Leanca traditionally tops the rankings. The visit he paid to the U.S., where he met with Resident Barack Obama, and a number of other events that took place in Moldova recently favored him.

Vlad Filat ranks high because he makes permanent field trips. He remained an important political figure in Moldova, while the decisions taken inside the PLDM are materialized by the Government. According to Anatol Taranu, the 32 experts who helped compile the rankings transmitted accurate data and the possibility of rigging is excluded.

As to the two politicians who share the third place, Anatol Taranu said that Igor Corman is one of the most promising Moldovan politicians and he does well in his job. As to Natalia Gherman, the foreign policy is a successful area in Moldova and the foreign minister’s position is due to this fact.

Back from his vacation, the leader of the Communist Party (PCRM) Vladimir Voronin climbed seven spots in the rankings, to the fifth, while President Nicolae Timofti slipped one spot to the sixth. Anatol Taranu said the head of state does not like public meetings and this fact influences his visibility in the political life. The head of the Liberal-Democratic parliamentary group Valeriu Strelet remained seventh, followed by Minister of Education Maia Sandu. The Top 10 list is closed by Mayor of Chisinau Dorin Chirtoaca and the head of the Democratic Party (PDM) Marian Lupu.

“Politicon” also presented the rankings of the most influential political parties. The top position is taken by the PLDM with 241 points, followed by the PCRM with 193 points. The PDM scored 188 points and ranks third. The fourth and fifth positions are occupied by the Liberal Party and the Liberal Reformist Party. The Party of Socialists comes sixth, while the People’s Movement “Antimafie” slipped one spot to the seventh. The National Liberal Party ranks eighth, the People’s Party – ninth, while the Party of Regions of Moldova - tenth.