President of Romania
The president of Romania (Romanian: Președintele României) is the head of state of Romania. Following a modification to the Romanian Constitution in 2003, the president is directly elected by a two-round system and serves for five years. An individual may serve two terms. During their term in office, the president may not be a formal member of a political party.
|President of Romania|
|Status||Head of State|
|Member of||Supreme Council of National Defence|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Nicolae Ceaușescu (communist; first established)|
Ion Iliescu (current constitution)
|Formation||28 March 19748 December 1991 (current form)|
|Deputy||President of the Senate|
|Salary||27,000 lei per month (~€ 66,800 annual)|
The office of president was created in 1974, when Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu elevated the presidency of the State Council to a fully fledged executive presidency. It took its current form in stages after the Romanian Revolution—Ion Iliescu deposed Ceaușescu, resulting in the adoption of Romania's current constitution in 1991.