Andrei Năstase

Chairman, Dignity and Truth Party

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of Interior  

Andrei Năstase (born 6 August 1975 in Mîndrești, Telenești District) is a Moldovan lawyer, civic activist, and politician, founding member and leader of Dignity and Truth Platform, chairman and founding member of Dignity and Truth Platform Party.

Between 1982 and 1992 he has studied at the Mîndrești school, from 1992 until 1993 he has studied at the Faculty of History-Geography of “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania, and between 1993 and 1997 he studied at the Faculty of Law of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania.

Between 1997 and 2000, he worked as prosecutor, and since 15 November 2002 has a lawyer license.

In early 2015, together with many other notable public figures, has founded the Dignity and Truth Platform, and was one of the leaders of the 2015–16 protests in Moldova.

In December 2015 together with a part of the members of Dignity and Truth Platform, has joined the Force of the People Party (PFP), and at the extraordinary congress of PFP of 13 December 2015 the party was renamed to Dignity and Truth Platform Party, being chosen a new leading structure, with Andrei Năstase being elected as chairman of the party.

Năstase is known in Moldova as one of the main political opponents of Vladimir Plahotniuc, and he even challenged Plahotniuc to some public debates, but unsuccessfully.

Andrei Năstase is married and has three children. His brother, Vasile Năstase, is a journalist and former MP of the first parliament of Moldova, one of the people who has signed the Declaration of Independence of Moldova. Vasile was also among the leaders of Dignity and Truth Platform.

On June 8, 2019, he was sworn in as Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister.