Moldova’s President-elect Nicolae Timofti will be sworn in on Friday in the republic’s capital Chisinau, the presidential staff reported.
On March 16, the Moldovan parliament elected Nicolae Timofti, 63, a senior judge and lawyer, the country’s fourth president, settling a political crisis that left the country without a president for three years.
The vote was the fourth attempt by the country's deputies to elect a president. Although the Communists boycotted the polls, 62 out of 61 required votes in the 101-member legislature were cast in favor of Timofti, head of the Supreme Court of the Magistrate, the governing body of Moldova’s judiciary.
The inauguration will be attended by about 500 guests. Foreign presidents and representatives of the opposition Communist Party led by former President Vladimir Voronin are not expected.
The ceremony will be followed by a state reception.