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Teodor Meleșcanu

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Teodor Meleșcanu
President of the Senate of Romania
In office
10 September 2019 – 3 February 2020
PresidentKlaus Iohannis
Preceded byCălin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Succeeded byTitus Corlățean
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 January 2017 – 15 July 2019
Prime MinisterSorin Grindeanu
Mihai Tudose
Mihai Fifor (Acting)
Viorica Dăncilă
Preceded byLazăr Comănescu
Succeeded byRamona Mănescu
In office
10 November 2014 – 24 November 2014
Prime MinisterVictor Ponta
Preceded byTitus Corlățean
Succeeded byBogdan Aurescu
In office
19 November 1992 – 11 December 1996
Prime MinisterNicolae Văcăroiu
Preceded byAdrian Năstase
Succeeded byAdrian Severin
Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service
In office
28 February 2012 – 22 September 2014
Preceded byMihai Răzvan Ungureanu
Succeeded bySilviu Predoiu (Acting)
Minister of Justice
In office
15 January 2008 – 29 February 2008
Prime MinisterCălin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Preceded byTudor Chiuariu
Succeeded byCătălin Predoiu
Minister of Defence
In office
5 April 2007 – 22 December 2008
Prime MinisterCălin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Preceded bySorin Frunzăverde
Succeeded byMihai Stănișoară
Personal details
Teodor Viorel Meleșcanu

(1941-03-10) 10 March 1941 (age 83)
Brad, Romania
Political partySocial Democratic Party (Before 1997)
Alliance for Romania (1997–2001)
National Liberal Party (2001–2012)
Independent (2012–2016)
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (2016-2019)
Independent (2019-present)
Spouse(s)Felicia Meleșcanu
Children1 daughter
EducationUniversity of Bucharest
University of Geneva
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Teodor Viorel Meleșcanu (Romanian pronunciation: [teˈodor meleʃˈkanu]; born 10 March 1941) is a Romanian politician, diplomat and jurist. He was Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Romania (SIE) between 2012 and 2014.

He was a three times senator for the National Liberal Party (PNL), Minister of Defense between 2007 and 2008, and Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1992 and 1996, in November 2014 and since January 2017 to July 2019.

In September 2019, he was elected President of the Senate of Romania, but on 22 January 2020, the Constitutional Court of Romania found that the election was unconstitutional, and he resigned as president of the Senate on 3 February 2020.

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