| Ion Iliescu |
Oltenița, Călărași, Romania
|Alma mater||Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, Moscow State University|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
|Party||Romanian Communist Party, National Salvation Front, Democratic National Salvation Front, Independent, Social Democratic Party|
Born in Romania, Ion Iliescu studied in Moscow, USSR.
He became a communist politician in Romania. He was Minister of the Youth Problems in 1967. However, in 1971, he was marginalized by Nicolae Ceausescu and he was sacked from all his political functions. Iliescu was the main political profiteer (and leader) of the revolution that overthrew Nicolae Ceausescu in December 1989, as he assumed leadership. Said to have been a KGB agent, which Ceausescu of course didn't know. Iliescu was the President of Romania for eleven years, from 1990 to 1996, and 2000 to 2004. His final term ended in December 2004, and his successor is Democrat leader Traian Basescu.
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