Figure 22. Government Organization of Moldova, 1995
Moldova is a democracy with a unicameral legislature,
Moldovan Parliament, previously called the Supreme Soviet
fig. 23). Following the earlier Soviet model, the Moldovan
Parliament maintains a Presidium, which performs
functions when the larger body is not in session.
104 members elected by universal suffrage for a four-year
Any citizen eligible to vote (eighteen years of age and
prohibited by law) is eligible for election to the
The next parliamentary elections will be held in 1998.
Parliament ordinarily meets in two sessions per year.
first session starts in February and may not go beyond the
July. The seocnd session starts in September and may not
beyond the end of December.
Parliamentary leadership consists of a chair and two
chairs elected by the delegates. The work of Parliament is
carried out by fifteen permanent committees, which have
in the following areas: agriculture and rural social
crime prevention, culture and religion, ecology, the
the budget, foreign affairs, health and social assistance,
rights and relations among nationalities, law, legislative
ethics, local administration and the local economy, public
relations and the mass media, science and education, state
security and military affairs, and women and family
Data as of June 1995