Klaus Iohannis

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Klaus Iohannis, 2015.

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.[1] 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.[1] He is a physics teacher by profession.[2]

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