Klaus Johannis

Politician from Romania

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. After the first round  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Carmen Johannis

Political career

Party From To
Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania


Institution From To
Babeş-Bolyai University

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