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Pantelimon Erhan

Pantelimon Erhan
Prime Minister of Moldova1
In office
21 December 1917 – 6 February 1918
President Ion Inculeţ
Preceded by formation of the Republic
Succeeded by Daniil Ciugureanu
Director General for Agriculture
In office
Succeeded by Emanoil Catelli
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born 1884
Tănătari, Bessarabia Governorate, Russian Empire (now Moldova)
Died 1971
Bucharest, Communist Romania
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
1. The name was President of the Council of Directors General.

Pantelimon Erhan (1884–1971) was a Moldovan politician and prime minister of the Moldavian Democratic Republic (1917–1918).


  • Biography 1
  • Prime minister 2
  • See too 3
  • Notes 4


Pantelimon Erhan was born in 1884 in Tănătari, Căușeni District. He died in 1971 in Bucharest.

Prime minister

He was the first prime minister of the Moldavian Democratic Republic (21 December [O.S. 8 December] 1917 - 6 February [O.S. 24 January] 1918).

On 21 December [O.S. 8 December] 1917, Sfatul Ţării elected the Pantelimon Erhan Cabinet (named the Council of Directors General), with nine members and with Pantelimon Erhan as President of the Council of Directors General and Director General for Agriculture. The Agrarian reform was a cornerstone priority of the Moldavian Democratic Republic government.

The presence of the Romanian army in Moldavian Democratic Republic has caused tension within the Council, with some of its members, Pantelimon Erhan protesting against it.[1] In particular they feared that big land owners-dominated Romanian Government could use the troops to prevent the envisaged Agrarian reform, a cornerstone priority of the Moldavian Democratic Republic government.[2]

See too


  1. ^ Charles Upson Clark, "Bessarabia", Chapter XIX, New York, 1926, available online here
  2. ^ P.Halippa, A.Moraru, Testament pentru urmasi, 2nd edition, Hyperion, Chisinau, 1991, p.85-87
Political offices
Preceded by
formation of Moldavian Republic
Prime Minister of Moldova
21 December [O.S. 8 December] 1917 - 6 February [O.S. 24 January] 1918
Succeeded by
Daniil Ciugureanu

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