Our Moldova Alliance
Serafin Urechean - President
Politician, mayor of the city of Chişinău. A native of Larga, Briceni, Serafim Urechean is a graduate of the Chişinău Polytechnical Institute. He served as an activist of Soviet Moldavia's Communist Party (1978-1987) and as an official in Moldova’s trade unions (1987-1994), also elected to serve as a deputy in the republic’s parliament (1990-1994). He served as mayor of Chişinău from 1994 to 2005 and earned the reputation of an efficient and pragmatic leader. He eventually resigned to run again for a seat in Moldova’s parliament, as chairman of the Alliance of Independents, one of the opposition parties that took part in the 2005 elections under the umbrella of the Moldova Noastră (Our Moldova) Alliance, which failed to defeat Vladimir Voronin’s Party of Moldova's Communists (PCM), but came in second in the polls.
An electoral bloc formed by the Braghiş Alliance (chairman, Dumitru Braghiş), the Liberal Party (chairman, Veaceslav Untilă), and the Alliance of Independents (chairman, Serafim Urecheanu). Although devoid of a clearly defined political and social platform, and encumbered by clumsy organizational overlaps (three co-chairmen chairing three different formations), the Moldova Noastră Alliance performed relatively well in the 2003 local elections when it garnered about 20 percent of the votes which turned it into the most important formation in the opposition. In the aftermath of the 2005 parliamentary elections, the Democratic Party (chairman, Dumitru Diacov) and the Social Liberal Party (chairman, Oleg Serebrian) joined the Moldova Noastră Alliance which was thus able to win no less than 35 seats out of the 101 seats of Moldova’s parliament, coming in second after the Party of Moldova’s Communists. The breakdown was 22 seats for the Moldova Noastră Alliance, 9 for the Democratic Party, and 4 for the Social Liberal Party. However, soon after elections, the Democratic Party and Social Liberal Party left the Moldova Noastră Alliance bloc.
General Local Elections 2007
220 mandates in the rayonal and municipal councils(19.61%)
2036 mandates in city and village councils (19.17%)
157 mayor mandates (17.61%)
Parliamentary Elections 2005
34 mandates (28.53% )