Klaus Iohannis Politician

Klaus johannis

Klaus Werner Iohannis (also spelled Johannis; born June 13, 1959, in Sibiu) is a Romanian politician of German origin. Since 2000 he has been the mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, representing the small centrist Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania. He has been re-elected by landslide votes in 2004 and 2008. Iohannis is widely credited with turning his city into one of Romania's most popular tourist destinations, and the city was declared as European Capital of Culture in 2007. In October 2009, four of the five political groups in the Parliament (except the Democrat Liberal Party (PDL)) proposed him as candidate for the office of Prime Minister of Romania; however, President Traian Băsescu refused to nominate him. Băsescu instead designated the independent Lucian Croitoru. The opposition, which has a majority in the Parliament, continued to support Iohannis as Prime Minister, and on October 21, the Parliament adopted a declaration asking for Croitoru's withdrawal and vowing support for Iohannis. Croitoru subsequently lost the confirmation in the parliament, and Băsescu then designated Liviu Negoiţă (PDL), who failed to receive a parliamentary vote.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 13th, 1959
Places lived
Sibiu , Romania
pop. 155,000 (2011)




1. Babeș-Bolyai University Colleges/University

The Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB—Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Hungarian: Babeș-Bolyai Tudományegyetem) in Cluj-Napoca is an university in Romania. With almost 50,000 students, the university offers 105 specialisations; 105 are available in Romanian, and also 67 of them in Hungarian, 17 in German and 5 in English. The university was named after prominent scientists from Transylvania, Romanian bacteriologist Victor Babeș and Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai.

2007. 122 mil. $
Mihail Kogalniceanu nr. 1, 400084 - Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County
Local tuition
2011. 2.5 K
Official web page www.ubbcluj.ro
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Babeș-Bolyai University connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1966., Politician
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b. 1952., Politician
b. 1932., Politician

Political engagements

National Liberal Party

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Conservative liberalism


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The National Liberal Party is a liberal political party in Romania. It is the second-largest party in the Romanian Parliament, with 102 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 51 in the Senate, behind the governing centre-left Social Democratic Party. Until 2014, the PNL was a member of Liberal International and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. The party statutes adopted in June 2014 dropped any reference to international affiliation, consequently most of its MEPs joining in the parliamentary group of the European People's Party. On 12 September 2014, it was admitted as a full member to the European People's Party.

Other members

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born 1973

Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania

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The Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania is a centrist political party representing the German minority in Romania. It was founded at the end of 1989. Despite originally being a German minority party, the party is popular also with many ethnic Romanians, notably in parts of Transylvania including the major city of Sibiu, where the party has a majority in the city council. The party has an image as independent and politicians of the FDGR, including Sibiu mayor and former party leader Klaus Johannis, have earned respect as efficient and uncorrupt administrators. The party has often cooperated with the National Liberal Party to which Iohannis became a member and one of its prime leaders in February 2013.


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