Traian Băsescu

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Traian Băsescu
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President of Romania
In office
20 December 2004 – 21 December 2014
Prime MinisterEugen Bejinariu
Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Emil Boc
Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Victor Ponta
Preceded byIon Iliescu
Mayor of Bucharest
In office
26 June 2000 – 20 December 2004
Preceded byViorel Lis
Succeeded byAdriean Videanu
Minister of Transport
Prime MinisterPetre Roman
Theodor Stolojan
Victor Ciorbea
Radu Vasile
Mugur Isărescu
Preceded byAurel Novac
Anton Ionescu
Succeeded byAurel Novac
Anton Ionescu
Anca Boagiu
Personal details
Born (1951-11-04) 4 November 1951 (age 67)
Murfatlar, Romania
Political partyNational Salvation Front (1990 – 1992)
Democratic Liberal Party (1992 – 2004)
Independent (2004 – present)
Spouse(s)Maria Băsescu
ProfessionMerchant navy
ReligionRomanian 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.