Traian Băsescu

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Traian Băsescu
President of Romania
In office
20 December 2004 – 21 December 2014
Prime Minister Eugen Bejinariu
Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Emil Boc
Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Victor Ponta
Preceded by Ion Iliescu
Mayor of Bucharest
In office
26 June 2000 – 20 December 2004
Preceded by Viorel Lis
Succeeded by Adriean Videanu
Minister of Transport
Prime Minister Petre Roman
Theodor Stolojan
Victor Ciorbea
Radu Vasile
Mugur Isărescu
Preceded by Aurel Novac
Anton Ionescu
Succeeded by Aurel Novac
Anton Ionescu
Anca Boagiu
Personal details
Born 4 November 1951 (1951-11-04) (age 63)
Murfatlar, Romania
Political party National Salvation Front (1990 – 1992)
Democratic Liberal Party (1992 – 2004)
Independent (2004 – present)
Spouse(s) Maria Băsescu
Profession Merchant navy
Religion Romanian Orthodox

Traian Băsescu (born November 4, 1951) is a Romanian politician and former Merchant Navy officer. He was the President of Romania from 20 December 2004 until 21 December 2014. He won the office in the 2004 presidential election. Prior to becoming President, he was the Mayor of Bucharest from June 2000 until December 2004.