Klaus Iohannis - Who is the New President of Romania?

Politics ♦ Published: November 17, 2014; 17:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

On November 16th, Klaus Iohannis was elected the fifth President of Romania. He is due to take office on 22 December. His presidential campaign focused on fighting corruption and on improving the justice system. Klaus Werner Iohannis is a Romanian politician, born 13 June 1959. He was elected the fifth President of Romania on 16 November 2014 (age 55). He became leader of the National Liberal Party in 2014, after having served as leader of the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania from 2002 to 2013.

Klaus Iohannis - The New President of Romania / Picture: © Wikipedia / Miehs

Iohannis entered politics in 2000, when he was first elected as mayor of city of Sibiu, representing the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania. Although the German population of the once predominantly German-speaking city of Sibiu has declined to a tiny minority, Iohannis won a surprise victory and was re-elected by landslide votes in 2004 and 2008. Iohannis is credited with turning…

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