Ion Iliescu

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Ion Iliescu
8th President of Romania
1st President of Post-Communist Romania
In office
December 22, 1989 – November 29, 1996
Preceded by Nicolae Ceauşescu
Succeeded by Emil Constantinescu
10th President of Romania
3rd President of Post-Communist Romania
In office
December 20, 2000 – December 20, 2004
Preceded by Emil Constantinescu
Succeeded by Traian Băsescu
Personal details
Nationality Romania
Political party none during the presidency
Social Democrat Party
Spouse(s) Elena (Nina) Şerbănescu
Profession Hydroelectric Engineer

Ion Iliescu (born March 3, 1930) is a Romanian politician. He joined the Communist Party in 1953, and became a member of the Central Committee in 1965, serving in various positions until Nicolae Ceauşescu was overthrown in 1989. Iliescu was the elected President of Romania for eleven years (three terms), from 1990 to 1992, 1992 to 1996, and 2000 to 2004.