Tatiana Turanskaya has become the new head of the Transnistrian government

Tatiana Turanskaya has become the new head of the Transnistrian government. Her candidacy was put forth in the supreme soviet [parliament] by president Yevgeny Shevchuk and has been backed by the Transnistrian lawmakers.   

As already reported by Infotag, on June 19, Tatiana Turanskaya was unexpectedly appointed by Yevgeny Shevchuk as deputy prime minister for regional development.  This post has been created especially for her, as the prime minister already had four deputies. The next day, former prime minister Piotr Stepanov went on vacation. Transnistrian leader Yevgeny Shevchuk appointed Tatiana Turanskaya to temporarily fulfil the duties of prime minister.   

In only one and half years, Tatiana Turanskaya managed to embark on a meteoric career. Until 2012, she was working at the Ribnita tax inspectorate. When Yevgeny Shevchuk was elected as new Transnistrian president, Tatiana Turanskaya was appointed as the deputy head of the Ribnita local administration on economic issues, and only two weeks later she became the first deputy head. On June 29, 2012, she became the acting head of the Ribnita district administration and on August 30 – its full-fledged leader.  

In less than a year, she has been appointed as Transnistrian prime minister. 

Rumors about the fact that Piotr Stepanov will no longer serve as Transnistrian prime minister emerged immediately after he went on leave. Yet, Shevchuk was dismissing these allegations, explaining that Stepanov had not taken a vacation over the past one and half years and that he has this right.  

On Wednesday morning, he told Transnistrian legislators that he had accepted the resignation of prime minister Piotr Stepanov, given his shift to another job. After asking Tatiana Turanskaya a string of questions, Transnistrian MPs gave their consent for appointing her in the office of new prime minister.    

The new prime minister is going to accord special priority to measures on recovering the national economy from crisis, to the elaboration of a draft social and economic policy until year 2013, to the development of the region’s agro-industrial complex and of the housing services and utilities.  

Adapted from infotag.md