Ion Iliescu

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Person.png Ion Iliescu  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Oltenița, Călărași, Romania
Alma materBucharest Polytechnic Institute, Moscow State University
SpouseNina Șerbănescu
Member ofLe Cercle
PartyRomanian Communist Party, National Salvation Front, Democratic National Salvation Front, Independent, Social Democratic Party

Employment.png President of Romania

In office
22 December 1989 - 29 November 1996
Preceded byNicolae Ceaușescu
Succeeded byEmil Constantinescu

Employment.png President of Romania

In office
20 December 2000 - 20 December 2004
Preceded byEmil Constantinescu
Succeeded byTraian Basescu, Traian Băsescu

Ion Iliescu is a Romanian politician, who was President of Romania from 1989-96 and from 2000-4.


Born in Romania, Ion Iliescu studied in Moscow, USSR.


He became a communist politician in Romania. He was Minister of the Youth Problems in 1967. However, in 1971, he was marginalized by Nicolae Ceausescu and he was sacked from all his political functions. Iliescu was the main political profiteer (and leader) of the revolution that overthrew Nicolae Ceausescu in December 1989, as he assumed leadership. Said to have been a KGB agent, which Ceausescu of course didn't know. Iliescu was the President of Romania for eleven years, from 1990 to 1996, and 2000 to 2004. His final term ended in December 2004, and his successor is Democrat leader Traian Basescu.[1]

Deep political connections

He attended Le Cercle. It is unknown when Iliescu visited Le Cercle, but as far as we know this would not have been that unusual after the wall came down.[1]

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