Klaus Werner Iohannis (German: Johannis) (born 13 June 1959, Sibiu, Romania) is a Romanian politician, since December 2014 he is the President of Romania. Since 2000 he has served as mayor of Sibiu. He was re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012. In February of 2013 he joined the PNL. He was immediately made vice-president that party. On 28 June 2014 he was made president of PNL (after Crin Antonescu quit).
Iohannis is a Transylvanian Saxon by ethnicity. This is one of the oldest German minority group in Romania. Saxons settled in Transylvania (then part of the Kingdom of Hungary) in the 12th century. He is a physics teacher by profession.
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- "Alegeri prezidentiale 2014: Klaus Iohannis - de la profesorul din Sibiu la "politrucul" care vrea la Cotroceni". Ziare.com. 1 November 2013. http://www.ziare.com/klaus-johannis/candidat-alegeri-prezidentiale-2014/alegeri-prezidentiale-2014-klaus-iohannis-de-la-profesorul-din-sibiu-la-politrucul-care-vrea-la-cotroceni-1325269. Retrieved 2 November 2014.