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Sfatul Țării election, 1917

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Administrative divisions

Indirect elections for the Bessarabia in the wake of the Russian Revolution.


On 5 November [Russian Imperial censuses. Of the 150 Diet members of Sfatul Țării, 105 were Moldavians, 15 Ukrainians, 13 Jews, 6 Russians, 3 Bulgarians, 2 Germans, 2 Gagauzians, 1 Pole, 1 Armenian, 1 Greek, 1 unknown.[1]

The elected deputies

For an updated list of deputies elected in 1917, please see Sfatul Țării.


The first session of Sfatul Țării was held on 4 December [O.S. 21 November] 1917, and chose Ion Inculeț as its president.

On 21 December [O.S. 8 December] 1917, Sfatul Țării 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.

After some long talks, on 15 December [O.S. 2 December] 1917, Sfatul Țării proclaimed the Moldavian Democratic Federative Republic, with Ion Inculeț as President.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Gh. Cojocaru, Itinerarul Basarabiei spre realizarea unității românești (1917-1918), in "Marea Unire din 1918 în context european". Coordonator: Ioan Scurtu. Ed. Enciclopedică, Ed. Academiei Române, București, 2003, pp. 110-111.
  2. ^ Nistor, p.282
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