President of the Parliament, Republic of Moldova
Igor Grosu is a Moldovan politician who is the President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova since 29 July 2021. He has been a member of the Moldovan Parliament since March 2019. Grosu has been the acting leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) since 9 December 2020. Igor Grosu became the Deputy Minister of Education of Moldova under Minister of Education Maia Sandu at that time. In August 2015, the Prime Minister of Moldova, Valeriu Streleț, appointed Grosu as the Prime Minister’s principal consultant for Science, Education, Health Policies and Social Protection. When Maia Sandu founded the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) in 2015-2016, Grosu joined as a founder-member of the party and became the party’s General Secretary. He also founded a few non-governmental organizations, such as: Amnesty International Moldova, National Assistance, the Non-Gov Organizations Information Center of Moldova CONTACT, Pro-Democracy Association, National Youth Council of Moldova, and the Analysis and Evaluation Center of Reform. He ran in 2021 parliamentary elections with the first position in the national list. PAS won then the best electoral result of any right-wing party in the Moldovan history (by percentage): 52,80% of votes (63/101 MPs). On July 29, he was voted by 64 MPs the President of the Moldovan Parliament.