|President of Moldova|
23 March 2012
|Prime Minister||Vlad Filat|
Natalia Gherman (Acting)
Gheorghe Brega (Acting)
|Preceded by||Marian Lupu (Acting)|
|Born||22 December 1948 (age 66)|
Ciutulești, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Moldova State University|
Nicolae Timofti (Romanian articulation: [nikoˈla.e tiˈmofti]; born 22 December 1948) is a Moldovan government official and legal adviser who has been President of Moldova since 23 March 2012. He served as leader of Moldova’s Supreme Magistrate Council and was chosen President by parliament on 16 March 2012.
Early life and instruction
Nicolae Timofti was destined to Elena (conceived 1927) and Vasile Timofti in Ciutulești, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union, and has four kin. At the beginning of 1949, his family moved to Florești. On 6 July 1949, his paternal grandfather Tudor Timofti was deported by Soviet authorities to the Amur region, where he passed on in 1953. Nicolae Timofti graduated from the school of Moldova State University in 1972.
After graduation, Nicolae Timofti put in two years in the Soviet Army before beginning his career as a judge in 1976. “He is a person who was with us when we began reforms in the 1990s,” Mihai Ghimpu said. In 2005, Nicolae Timofti was appointed to the Higher Judicial Chamber and, in 2011, he was named chairman of the Supreme Council of Magistrates.
President of Moldova
After his election by parliament, Ti Nicolae Timofti identified Moldova’s European orientation as a priority, as it had been the country’s policy during the previous years; he expressed that this policy “must proceed” and that his country “has no other future than an European future”. Former acting president and speaker of the Parliament of Moldova Mihai Ghimpu called Nicolae Timofti “…a progressive man, which means a lot for the Republic of Moldova.”
Local approach and law declaration case
On 22 May 2012, Nicolae Timofti promulgated the Law on amending and supplementing Law 100 on common status, as a result of this law, citizens of Moldova need to indicate the identity Romanian nationality on the off chance that they self-identify Romanian.
In May 2013, Nicolae Timofti promulgated three laws, received by Communist Party (PCRM) and Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM), laws considered to be detrimental for the standard of law in Moldova. He was threatened with the dismissal as president, yet he remained in office, as the laws were invalidated by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova.
Nicolae Timofti issued three decrees for designating Vlad Filat as Prime Minister of Moldova and to dismiss the minister of Transports, Anatol șalaru. On 21 May 2013, Constitutional Court invalidated the declarations.
Nicolae Timofti is married to the legal advisor Margareta Timofti and they have three children: Alexei (conceived 1977) acts as a legal advisor for the World Bank in Washington, Nicu (born 1980) is a sports journalist in Chișinău, and Ștefan (born 1989) studies economics in Chișinău.