Ministry of Internal Affairs (Romania)

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Ministry of Internal Affairs
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Incumbent
Radu Stroe (PNL)

since 21 December 2012
Formation 22 January 1862
First holder Barbu Catargiu
Website www.mai.gov.ro

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania (Romanian: Ministerul Afacerilor Interne) is one of the fifteen ministries of the Government of Romania.

From 23 August 1944 to 18 March 1975 the minister held the title of Minister of Internal Affairs, between 2004 and 2007, held the title of Minister of Administration and Interior, and since April 2007, Minister of Interior and Administrative Reform. In December 2008, the Boc government changed the name back to Ministry of Administration and Interior.

Until 2006, the ministry was housed near Lipscani in Palatul Vama Poştei, built between 1914 and 1926 according to the architect Statie Ciortan's plans. In 2006 the ministry moved into the former building of the Senate in the Revolution Square. This was the same building from which Nicolae Ceaușescu tried to make his last speech, and from its roof he fled by helicopter the next day.

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List of former ministers[edit]

This is a list of Interior ministers from the creation of the Romanian state (1862) to the present day.

No. Name Term start Term end Cabinet Party
Principality of Romania
1 Barbu Catargiu 22 January 1862 8 June 1862
2 Apostol Arsache 8 June 1862 24 June 1862
3 Nicolae Kretzulescu 24 June 1862 11 October 1863
4 Mihail Kogălniceanu 11 October 1863 26 January 1865
5 Constantin Bosianu 26 January 1865 14 June 1865
6 General Ioan E. Florescu 14 June 1865 30 January 1866
7 Nicolae Kretzulescu 30 January 11 February 1866
8 Prince Dimitrie Ghica 11 February 1866 10 May 1866
9 Lascăr Catargiu 11 May 1866 13 July 1866
10 Ion Ghica 15 July 1866 21 February 1867
11 Ion C. Brătianu 1 March 1867 4 August 1867
12 Ștefan Golescu 17 August 1867 13 November 1867
13 Ion C. Brătianu 13 November 1867 29 April 1868
14 Ion C. Brătianu 1 May 1868 12 August 1868
15 Anton I. Arion 12 August 1868 16 November 1868
16 Mihail Kogălniceanu 16 November 1868 24 January 1870
17 Prince Dimitrie Ghica 24 January 1870 27 January 1870
18 Alexandru G. Golescu 2 February 1870 30 March 1870
19 Emanoil Costache Epureanu 20 April 1870 14 December 1870
20 Ion Ghica 18 December 1870 11 March 1871
21 Lascăr Catargiu 11 March 1871 31 March 1876
22 George Vernescu 27 April 1876 27 January 1877
23 Ion C. Brătianu 27 January 1877 26 May 1878
24 Constantin A. Rosetti 26 May 1878 17 November 1878
25 Mihail Kogălniceanu 17 November 1878 25 November 1878
26 Ion C. Brătianu 25 November 1878 5 July 1879
27 Mihail Kogălniceanu 11 July 1879 17 April 1880
28 Ion C. Brătianu 17 April 1880 15 July 1880
29 Anastase Stolojan 15 July 1880 20 July 1880
30 Alexandru Teriachiu 20 July 1880 1 March 1881
31 Alexandru Teriachiu 1 March 1881 5 April 1881
32 Eugeniu Stătescu 10 April 1881 8 June 1881
33 Constantin A. Rosetti 9 June 1881 25 January 1882
34 Ion C. Brătianu 25 January 1882 1 August 1882
35 Gheorghe Chițu 1 August 1882 23 June 1884
36 Ion C. Brătianu 23 June 1884 29 April 1887
37 General Radu Mihai 29 April 1887 1 March 1888
38 Constantin Nacu 1 March 1888 20 March 1888
39 Theodor C. Rosetti 23 March 1888 12 November 1888
40 Prince Alexandru Știrbey 12 November 1888 26 March 1889
41 Lascăr Catargiu 29 March 1889 3 November 1889
42 General Gheorghe Manu 5 November 1889 15 February 1891
43 Lascăr Catargiu 21 February 1891 3 October 1895
44 Nicolae Fleva 4 October 1895 15 January 1896
45 Dimitrie Sturdza 15 January 1896 3 February 1896
46 Anastase Stolojan 3 February 1896 21 November 1896
47 Vasile Lascăr 21 November 1896 26 March 1897
48 Mihail Pherekyde 31 March 1897 30 March 1899
49 Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino 11 April 1899 9 January 1900
50 General Gheorghe Manu 9 January 1900 7 July 1900
51 Constantin Olănescu 7 July 1900 13 February 1901
52 Petre S. Aurelian 14 February 1901 18 July 1902
53 Gheorghe Pallade 18 July 1902 22 November 1902
54 Vasile Lascăr 22 November 1902 13 December 1904
55 Spiru Haret 13 December 1904 20 December 1904
56 Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino 22 December 1904 12 March 1907
57 Ion I. C. Brătianu 12 March 1907 15 December 1909
58 Mihail Pherekyde 15 December 1909 6 February 1910
Ion I. C. Brătianu 6 February 1910 28 December 1910
59 Alexandru Marghiloman 29 December 1910 28 March 1912
60 Constantin C. Arion 28 March 1912 14 October 1912
61 Take Ionescu 14 October 1912 31 December 1913
62 Vasile G. Morțun 4 January 1914 11 December 1916
63 Alexandru Constantinescu 11 December 1916 26 January 1918
64 Constantin Sărățeanu 29 January 1918 27 February 1918
65 Alexandru Marghiloman 5 March 1918 24 October 1918
66 Gen. Artur Văitoianu 24 October 1918 29 November 1918
67 George G. Mârzescu 29 November 1918 12 September 1919
68 Gen. Arthur Văitoianu 27 September 1919 28 November 1919
69 Gen. Alexandru Averescu 1 December 1919 13 December 1919
70 Aurel Vlad 16 December 1919 27 December 1919
71 Nicolae Lupu 27 December 1919 13 March 1920
72 Gen. Alexandru Averescu 13 March 1920 13 June 1920
73 Constantin Argetoianu 13 June 1920 13 December 1921
74 Ion Cămărășescu 17 December 1921 17 January 1922
75 Gen. Artur Văitoianu 19 January 1922 30 October 1923
76 Ion I. C. Brătianu 30 October 1923 27 March 1926
77 Octavian Goga 30 March 1926 4 June 1927
78 Prince Barbu Știrbey 4 June 1927 20 June 1927
79 Ion G. Duca 21 June 1927 3 November 1928
80 Alexandru Vaida-Voievod 10 November 1928 7 June 1930
81 Mihai Popovici 7 June 1930 8 June 1930
82 Alexandru Vaida-Voievod 13 June 1930 8 October 1930
83 Ion Mihalache 10 October 1930 4 April 1931
84 Nicolae Iorga 18 April 1931 7 May 1931
Constantin Argetoianu 7 May 1931 31 May 1932
85 Alexandru Vaida-Voievod 6 June 1932 10 August 1932
86 Ion Mihalache 11 August 1932 17 October 1932
87 Ion Mihalache 20 October 1932 8 January 1933
88 George G. Mironescu 14 January 1933 9 November 1933
89 Ion Inculeț 14 November 1933 3 January 1934
90 Ion Inculeț 5 January 1934 29 August 1936
91 Dumitru Iuca 29 August 1936 23 February 1937
92 Gheorghe Tătărescu 23 February 1937 14 November 1937
93 Richard Franasovici 17 November 1937 28 December 1937
94 Armand Călinescu 28 December 1937 21 September 1939
95 Gen. Gabriel Marinescu 21 September 1939 28 September 1939
96 Nicolae Ottescu 28 September 1939 23 November 1939
97 Gheorghe Tătărescu 24 November 1939 30 November 1939
98 Mihail Ghelmegeanu 30 November 1939 4 July 1940
99 Gen. David Popescu 4 July 1940 14 September 1940
100 Gen. Constantin Petrovicescu 14 September 1940 20 January 1941
101 Gen. Dumitru I. Popescu 21 January 1941 23 August 1944
102 Gen. Aurel Aldea 23 August 1944 4 November 1944
103 Nicolae Penescu 4 November 1944 6 December 1944
104 Constantin Sănătescu 6 December 1944 14 December 1944
105 Gen. Nicolae Rădescu 14 December 1944 28 February 1945
106 Teohari Georgescu 6 March 1945 30 December 1947
107 Teohari Georgescu 30 December 1947 28 May 1952
108 Alexandru Drăghici 28 May 1952 20 September 1952
109 Pavel Ștefan 20 September 1952 19 March 1957
110 Alexandru Drăghici 19 March 1957 27 July 1965
111 Cornel Onescu 27 July 1965 24 April 1972
112 Ion Stănescu 24 April 1972 17 March 1973
113 Emil Bobu 17 March 1973 18 March 1975
114 Teodor Coman 18 March 1975 5 September 1978
115 George Homoștean 5 September 1978 5 October 1987
116 Tudor Postelnicu 5 October 1987 22 December 1989
117 Gen. Mihai Chițac 29 December 1989 16 June 1990
118 Doru Viorel Ursu 16 June 1990 26 September 1991
119 Victor Babiuc 17 October 1991 9 November 1992
120 George Ioan Dănescu 19 November 1992 6 March 1994
121 Doru Ioan Tărăcilă 6 March 1994 11 December 1996 Văcăroiu I PDSR
122 Gavril Dejeu 12 December 1996 21 January 1999
123 Constantin Dudu Ionescu 21 January 1999 28 December 2000
124 Ioan Rus 28 December 2000 15 June 2004 Năstase PDSR/PSD
125 Marian Săniuță 15 June 2004 28 December 2004 PSD
126 Vasile Blagai 29 December 2004 4 April 2007 Tăriceanu I PD
127 Cristian David 5 April 2007 22 December 2008 Tăriceanu II PNL
128 Gabriel Oprea 22 December 2008 13 January 2009 Boc I PSD
Dan Nicai 13 January 2009 20 January 2009 PSD
130 Liviu Dragnea 20 January 2009 2 February 2009 PSD
131 Dan Nicaii 2 February 2009 1 October 2009 PSD
(126) Vasile Blagaii 1 October 2009 27 November 2009 PD-L
(126) Vasile Blagaiii 23 December 2009 27 September 2010 Boc II PD-L
132 Traian Igaș 27 September 2010 9 February 2012 PD-L
133 Gabriel Berca 9 February 2012 7 May 2012 Ungureanu PD-L
(124) Ioan Rus 7 May 2012 6 August 2012 Ponta I PSD
134 Mircea Dușa 6 August 2012 21 December 2012
135 Radu Stroe 21 December 2012 present Ponta II PNL

Romania used the Julian calendar until 1919, but all dates are given in the Gregorian calendar.

The following party abbreviations are used:

PNL = National Liberal Party PC = Conservative Party
PNR = Romanian National Party PP = People's Party
PCD = Conservative-Democratic Party PNŢ = National Peasants' Party
PND = Democratic Nationalist Party PNC = National Christian Party
FRN = National Renaissance Front
(from 1940 PN; Party of the Nation)
FP = Ploughmen's Front
PMR = Romanian Workers' Party
(from 1965 PCR; Romanian Communist Party)
FSN = National Salvation Front
PDSR = Party of Social Democracy in Romania
(from 2001 PSD; Social Democratic Party)
PNŢCD = Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party
PSDR = Romanian Social Democratic Party PD = Democratic Party
PD-L = Democratic Liberal Party
Mil. = Military Ind. = Independent

Additionally, the political stance of prime ministers prior to the development of a modern party system is given by C (Conservative), MC (Moderate Conservative), RL (Radical Liberal) and ML (Moderate Liberal). Interim officeholders are denoted by italics. For those who held office multiple times, their rank of service is given by a Roman numeral.

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