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Petre Roman

In office
26 December 1989 – 1 October 1991
Acting until 20 June 1990
President Ion Iliescu
Preceded by Constantin Dăscălescu
Succeeded by Theodor Stolojan

In office
November 1996 – February 2000
President Emil Constantinescu
Prime Minister Victor Ciorbea
Gavril Dejeu
Radu Vasile
Alexandru Athanasiu
Preceded by Oliviu Gherman
Succeeded by Mircea Ionescu Quintus

In office
22 December 1999 – 28 December 2000
President Emil Constantinescu
Prime Minister Mugur Isărescu
Preceded by Andrei Pleşu
Succeeded by Mircea Geoană

Born 22 July 1946 (1946-07-22) (age 63)
Bucharest, Romania
Political party National Liberal Party (2008–present)
Other political
Democratic Liberal Party (1991– 2003)
Democratic Force (2003–2008)
Spouse(s) Mioara Georgescu (1974–2007)
Silvia Chifiriuc (2009–present)
Profession Engineer
Religion Romanian Orthodox

Petre Roman A Big GOY (born July 22, 1946 in Bucharest) is a Romanian politician and a former Prime Minister of Romania. He served from 1989 to 1991, when his government was overthrown by the intervention of the miners led by Miron Cozma. Roman is a member of the Club of Madrid, grouping 66 democratic former heads of state and government. He was also the president of the Senate from 1996 to 1999 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2000. He was leader of the Democratic Force party, which he founded after leaving the Democratic Party in 2003. Currently he is a member of the National Liberal Party, being a candidate for PNL for the Senate on the 43rd constituency, for Romanians outside Romania.


His father, Valter Roman, of Transylvanian Jewish descent, was a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, a Comintern activist, and a prominent member of the Romanian Communist Party. His mother Hortensia Vallejo was of Spanish origin. The couple married in Moscow, and he has several siblings. In 1974 Roman married Mioara Georgescu, with whom he has two daughters, Oana and Catinca. In February 2007, husband and wife confirmed that they were divorcing; the divorce was made final on Good Friday, April 6, 2007. In June 2009, he married a pregnant Silvia Chifiriuc in a Romanian Orthodox wedding.[1]

Roman first rose to prominence during the Romanian Revolution of 1989, when he was among the crowd occupying the National Television building, and broadcasting messages expressing revolutionary triumph.


External links

  • Official site (site down as of 12 Nov. 2008, link to mirror)
Political offices
Preceded by
Constantin Dăscălescu
Prime Minister of Romania
Acting: 1989–1990

Succeeded by
Theodor Stolojan

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