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October 20, 2020

President Basescu turned 59

Traian Basescu turned 59 yesterday. He was born in Basarabi, Constanta County. In 1976, Basescu graduated the “Mircea cel Batran” Navy Institute in Constanta, the Faculty of Navigation, the Commercial Department. He acted, in turn, as Minister of Transport and mayor general of Bucharest, between June 2000 and December 2004. In December 2004, Traian Basescu took over the presidential seat at Cotroceni Palace. Suspended by the Parliament on April 16, 2007, he was reconfirmed as President of Romania, by Referendum, on May 19, 2007, and, since December 14, 2009, has continued to exercise this office.

Basescu was congratulated on his birthday by the presidents of Ukraine and Republic of Moldova, Viktor Ianukovici and Mihai Ghimpu. The former head of state, Ion Iliescu also sent Basescu a personal letter of congratulation.

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