Vladimir Cissa studied law at the Comrat State University and upon graduation he worked as a lawyer at the Bar Association in Comrat. During the period 2013-2017, he served as the head of the local division for vehicle registration and motorist training of „Registru”, a state-run enterprise.
Mr. Cissa has held three mandates in the Gagauzian regional parliament (People’s Assembly), representing the town of Bugeac. As a member of the legislature he led three standing commissions including the one for legal review.
In February 2017 Vladimir Cissa was elected the chairman of the assembly, replacing Alexandr Tarnavski who resigned over failing to comply with the requirement of speaking Gagauzian. At that time Mr. Cissa was the solely representative of the Moldovan Democratic Party (PDM) in the Gagauzian parliament. He joined it in 2013.
During the campaign for the February 2019 parliamentary election Vladimir Cissa supported and advertised for the Democrats’ candidate Nicolai Dudoglo. In June 2019, weeks after the Democrats ceded the power to the new coalition government, Mr. Cissa defected PDM. He explained that a further association with the formerly ruling party would jeopardize the future legislation related to Gagauzia in negotiations with the new central authorities.
In late 2019 the People’s Assembly sought to sack Mr. Cissa but the no-confidence motion was cancelled hours before the vote. Instead the regional legislature launched a probe into his activities. No results of this probe have been published so far.
People's Assembly of Gagauzia
State Enterprise „Registru”
head of the Comrat Section of Transportation Registration and Drivers' Qualification