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The President of Transnistria is the highest elected official of Transnistria, a small unrecognized country which declared independence from Moldova in 1990. The president of the republic is the country's head of state and is commander in chief. As per the Constitution of Transnistria, he also represents the country abroad.

The President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, as Transnistria is officially called, is elected by the citizens of the republic on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years. For the past three elections, Igor Smirnov won the majority of the votes. International observers disagree about the validity of vote results, with some calling the elections free and fair and others claiming the exact opposite.

The last Transnistria's presidential election was held December, 2006.

List of Heads of Government of Transnistria

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Pridnestrovian Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Sep 3, 1990 to Nov 29, 1990 Igor Nikolayevich Smirnov, Chairman of the Provisional Supreme Soviet
Nov 29, 1990 to Dec 3, 1991 Igor Nikolayevich Smirnov, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet
Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic
Dec 3, 1991 to Aug 29, 1991 Igor Nikolayevich Smirnov, Chairman of the Republic imprisoned in August
Aug 29, 1991 to Oct 1, 1991 Andrey Panteleyevich Manoylov, Chairman of the Republic
acting
Oct 1, 1991 to Dec 3, 1991 Igor Nikolayevich Smirnov, Chairman of the Republic
 
Dec 3, 1991 to Present Igor Nikolayevich Smirnov, President
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