Place of Birth: Mindresti village, Telenesti district
Citizenship: Republic of Moldova
Andrei Năstase’s career began at the Transportation Prosecution Office in Chișinău. He also worked as legal director at the Moldovan-German venture Air Moldova. From 2002 till 2015 he worked as a lawyer and defended the interests of the German company Unistar and of business people Viorel Țopa and Victor Țopa (not related), who had been sentenced by a Moldovan court for blackmail, fraud, money laundering and forgery of official papers.
In 2015 Mr. Năstase founded the Dignity and Truth Platform (DA), which later has been transformed into a political party. In 2016 he announced plans to run for the president of Moldova but then changed his mind and let his ally Maia Sandu of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) come forward as the candidate of both opposition parties. In 2018 Andrei Năstase came victor in the election for the mayoralty of the capital but never could take the seat because a court of law refused to validate the results of the local elections. The judge found that a video Mr. Năstase shared in social media on the election day was a major influencer among voters.
In the February 2019 parliamentary elections he competes in the constituency #33 - Chisinau, where he won a majority. However he leaves the Parliament months later in order to serve as a deputy prime minister and minister of home affairs.