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Yearbook 1996

Moldova. In March, President Mircea Snegur dismissed Defense Minister Pavel Creangă, who he accused of inability to fight theft of military equipment, and allowed him to be arrested. A month later, however, the Minister of Defense re-entered office, after a constitutional court declared the dismissal unlawful.

1996 Moldova

In May, the International Monetary Fund approved a $ 195 million credit to the country.

According to, Petru Lucinschi clearly won over incumbent President Mircea Snegur in the presidential election at the end of the year. The new president was expected to forge stronger ties with Moscow.

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