Pridnestrovie's Government

Pridnestrovie is an independent constitutional republic with a well-functioning democratic government. It's a surprising success story: Of how small is workable, and how a determined people can make a country work really well when they all pull together behind a single goal, independence.

Government administration, Pridnestrovie

After declaring independence in 1990, Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica created a state with a full set of government institutions: It's own parliament, a central bank, courts, a modern democratic Constitution, army, police, border patrol, human rights monitors, a health service, public education system, environmental protection, tax collection and all the other attributes of a modern independent nation.

PMR's Head of State

Head of state is democratically elected president Igor Smirnov whose term expires in December of 2006. The nation's parliament is currently in control of the opposition, under speaker Yevgeny Shevchuk.

Efficient public administration
The country emerged into freedom in the breakup of the Soviet Union. Today, Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica is a sovereign, independent, democratic republic with separation of powers and a constitutional system of checks and balances. The public administration is efficient: For the past 16 years, Pridnestrovie has been successful in delivering all of the basic fundamental public goods expected from the state, such as property rights, pensions, crime prevention, roads, the population's energy needs, health care and education. The country has its own Supreme Court and thirteen government ministries, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Throughout the lifetime of the country, from its founding in 1990, it's government has provided a social safety net and, importantly, food security for all of its citizens. The most basic indicator of good governance is the simple fact that there has never been food shortages in Pridnestrovie. None of its children ever go to bed hungry.

The state receives no funding or other assistance from Moldova in any way whatsoever.

It's foreign policy is focused on international integration, recognition and the development of closer relations with other countries.

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