Andrian Candu

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Andrian Candu
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11th President of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
23 January 2015 – 24 February 2019
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Igor Dodon
Prime MinisterIurie Leancă
Chiril Gaburici
Valeriu Streleț
Pavel Filip
Preceded byIgor Corman
Succeeded byZinaida Greceanîi
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
3 July 2014 – 23 January 2015
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterIurie Leancă
Preceded byValeriu Lazăr
Succeeded byStephane Christophe Bride
Minister of Economy
In office
3 July 2014 – 23 January 2015
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterIurie Leancă
Preceded byValeriu Lazăr
Succeeded byStephane Christophe Bride
Deputy Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
30 May 2013 – 3 July 2014
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterIurie Leancă
Succeeded bySergiu Sîrbu
Personal details
Andrian Candu

(1975-11-27) 27 November 1975 (age 43)
Chișinău, Moldovan SSR, USSR
Political partyDemocratic Party of Moldova
Zuzana Stastna (m. 2009)
Alma materBabeș-Bolyai University
AwardsOrdinul de Onoare.jpg

Andrian Candu (born 27 November 1975, in Chișinău) is a Moldovan politician and a member of the Moldovan Parliament since December 2014. Since 23 January 2015 he has served as the President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova,[1] though his claim to the office has been disputed by Zinaida Greceanîi since 8 June 2019, as was part of the constitutional crisis. Before that, Candu was a Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy[2] of the Republic of Moldova since 3 July 2014, and served as Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. He was member of the Parliament of Republic of Moldova between December 2010, and July 2014.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Andrian Candu was born in November 27, 1975. After Andrian Candu finished his secondary education at school No. 25, currently Lyceum "Onisifor Ghibu", Chişinău, in 1991 he was enrolled at the School of Informatics “Tiberiu Popoviciu” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 1994 he obtained a Baccalaureate diploma. In the autumn, Candu was admitted to the Faculty of Law of the University "Babeș-Bolyai" from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. After four years of study, he was awarded a Bachelor diploma. During September 2007 and June 2008, he studied at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law (Vienna, Austria), postgraduate International Tax Law Program, where he was awarded a Master's Diploma. In 2001, Andrian Candu participated in the "Human Rights and Programme Implementation" course organized by the Institute of European Law in Birmingham, UK. In the same year, Candu obtained certificate of participation in the seminar "Public administration and individual through the European Convention of Human Rights" held in the UniDem Campus, Venice Commission in Trieste, Italy. A year later, at the University of Western Cape, he was attending the International Academy of Human Rights course, on Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa.[3][4]

Professional activities[edit]

In 1998 he returns to Moldova, where for four years he was principal consultant within the parliamentary Commission for Foreign Policy of the Republic of Moldova. During that period, he began to teach international law at the Public Administration Academy under the President of the Republic of Moldova. He worked as a lecturer until 2004. In 2002 he became senior manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers Moldova, where he worked until 2010. He was responsible for managing a wide range of projects in the areas of taxation of individuals and businesses, expatriate tax consultancy, legal advice and other. For a short time in 2010 he served as general manager of Prime Management company, where he was the leader of a team responsible for the management of businesses in different fields and industries including: financial – banking, real estate, media, hospitality and services. At the end of the same year he was elected member of the Parliament of Republic of Moldova and member of the Parliamentary Committee Legal, Appointments and Immunities. In May 2013 he became Vice-President of the Parliament of Republic of Moldova, a position he held until July 2014 when he was appointed by order of the President of Moldova Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy [ro].[5] Half a year later, on January 23, 2015 he was elected President of the Moldovan Parliament with the votes of 59 lawmakers.[1][3]

According to the last opinon polls carried out in 2019 related to the most popular politicians of the Republic of Moldova, Andrian Candu is placed by some polls on the 10th position among the politicians which are highly trusted by the Moldovans [6][7] and by some polls on the 13th position.[8]

Other activities[edit]

In 2012, the National Political Council of the Democratic Party of Moldova elected Andrian Candu as vice-president of the party, a position he still holds.[9]

Candu was a member of the Moldovan International Law Association and CEO of the Moldovan Business People Association.[3]

Andrian Candu speaks fluent in English and Russian.


During the period of his professional activities, Andrian Candu has prepared materials for publication and publications including: "The contract of sale – the difference between English and the Romanian law", "European Parliament, organization and activity", "International Commercial Arbitration: the difference between Moldavian, Romanian and Russian", "Commonwealth of Independent States, success or failure?", "Abuses of double taxation treaties", "Evolution of tax treaties – country report, Romania".[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, while he was at an event organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Budapest, Hungary, he met Zuzana Stastna [ʃcastna], engaged at PwC office in Prague, Czech Republic. Only after almost half a year, Andrian Candu decided to invite the beautiful Czech to a dinner. In an interview, Candu told that their relationship has evolved very quickly, although their lives were always on luggage. "I lived in Austria, in Czech Republic, but also in other countries where we went because of my studies. Decision "to be or not to be" came together over two years, when I finished my studies. Since I had to return home, called by obligations I had, I said: "Come with me." And she accepted without conditions. ", told Candu.[10][3]

Three years later, the young people got married in Chișinău. In 2009, in Andrian and Zuzana Candu family was born first child, Daniel. In late March 2012, the family increased by another member – a girl, the parents called Vera. And in early 2017 on the world came the couple's third child, the second boy in the family, Adam.[11][3]


In April 2015, by a decree of the former President of Moldova Nicolae Timofti, Andrian Candu was awarded the Order of Honor. The politician has received this state award for appreciation of the contribution to reforms based on European values and standards, for outstanding achievements in ensuring the negotiation, signing and ratification of the Association Agreement Moldova – European Union, for contribution to visa liberalization with EU Member States and Schengen.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Presidents of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova".[circular reference]
  2. ^ "Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova".[circular reference]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "CV Andrian Candu". Archived from the original on 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova".
  5. ^ "Ministry of Economy of Republic of Moldova".[circular reference]
  6. ^ "Sondaj BOP: Cei mai apreciați politicieni din Republica Moldova", UNIMEDIA, retrieved 18 February 2019
  7. ^ "Sondaj: Cine sunt politicienii în care moldovenii au cea mai mare încredere",, retrieved 18 February 2019
  8. ^ "Partidele care ar ajunge in legislativ daca duminica viitoare ar avea loc alegeri parlamentare. Top trei politicieni care se bucura de cea mai mare incredere. Sondaj iData",, retrieved 18 February 2019
  9. ^ "Standing Bureau of Democratic Party of Moldova". Archived from the original on 25 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Interview with Adrian Candu,".
  11. ^ "Andrian Candu, father for the third time",".
  12. ^ "President Nicolae Timofti granted state awards to a group of citizens",".

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