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National Moldavian Party

National Moldavian Party
Partidul Național Moldovenesc
Chairman Vasile Stroescu
Secretary-General Pan Halippa
Founder Vasile Stroescu
Vicepresidents Paul Gore
Vladimir Herţa
Founded 28–30 March 1917
Dissolved 1918
Headquarters Chişinău
Newspaper Cuvânt moldovenesc

The National Moldavian Party was a political party in Bessarabia.


Prior to 1917, Bessarabian Simeon Murafa, Al. Botezat, Alexandru Groapă, Ion Codreanu, Vasile Gafencu.

The party, which demanded autonomy, had a newspaper called Cuvânt moldovenesc, to which some refugees from Bukovina and Transylvania also contributed.[1] The cornerstone of the National Moldavian Party program was to obtain political, administrative, church, school, and economic autonomy for Bessarabia. They did not hesitate to send members of the respective profession to the various congresses held in Bessarabia throughout 1917, and became very influential.[2]

Ghibu and Romanian Old Kingdom fleeing the war to Bessarabia, helped with the printing of Cuvânt moldovenesc, started various language, history, culture, and sciences courses, and set up a People's University (Universitatea Populară) in Chişinău.[3]

The party was remplaced by the Bessarabian Peasants' Party, founded in Chişinău on 23 August 1918.

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  1. ^ Ion Nistor, Istoria Basarabiei, Cernăuţi, 1923, reprinted Chişinău, Cartea Moldovenească, 1991, p. 279
  2. ^ Ion Nistor, Istoria Basarabiei, Cernăuţi, 1923, reprinted Chişinău, Cartea Moldovenească, 1991, p. 276
  3. ^ Ion Nistor, Istoria Basarabiei, Cernăuţi, 1923, reprinted Chişinău, Cartea Moldovenească, 1991, p. 276
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