Between December 2014 and March 2016 Constantin Botnari represented the Moldovan Democratic Party (PDM) in the Parliament; before this job he had acted as chief of the cabinet of the PDM faction. The February 2019 elections brought him back into Parliament on the national candidate list.
Mr. Botnari officially owns or runs no company whatsoever in Moldova. Nonetheless he lives in a luxury home 300 square meters in size. Bodyguards always follow his steps when Mr. Botnari walks out in public.
Prior to the surprising departure of oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc from Moldova in June 2019, when PDM conceded to pass the power peacefully to the new parliament, Constantin Botnari was believed to be his right hand. The oligarch opened a door for his aide in politics back in 2012.