Nicolae Văcăroiu

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Nicolae Văcăroiu
President of Romania
Acting
In office
20 April 2007 – 23 May 2007
Prime Minister Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Preceded by Traian Băsescu
Succeeded by Traian Băsescu
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
4 November 1992 – 12 December 1996
President Ion Iliescu
Emil Constantinescu
Preceded by Theodor Stolojan
Succeeded by Victor Ciorbea
President of the Senate
In office
20 December 2000 – 14 October 2008
Preceded by Mircea Ionescu-Quintus
Succeeded by Doru Ioan Tǎrǎcilǎ (Acting)
President of the Court of Accounts
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 October 2008
Preceded by Dan Drosu Şaguna
Member of the Senate
In office
20 December 1996 – 14 October 2008
Personal details
Born (1943-12-05) 5 December 1943 (age 70)
Cetatea Albă, Romania (now Ukraine)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Profession Economist
Religion Romanian Orthodox

Nicolae Văcăroiu (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e vəkəˈroju]; born on 5 December 1943 in Cetatea Albă, now Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in Ukraine) is a Romanian politician, member of the Social Democratic Party, who served as Prime Minister between 1992 and 1996. Before the 1989 Revolution he worked at the Committee for State Planning, together with Theodor Stolojan.

He was the President of the Senate of Romania for almost eight years, during two legislatures (2000–2004 and 2004–2008).

Presidential styles of
Nicolae Văcăroiu
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Reference style Preşedintele (President)
Spoken style Preşedintele (President)
Alternative style Domnia Sa/Excelenţa Sa (His Excellency)

Following the suspension of President Traian Băsescu by the Romanian Parliament on 19 April 2007, Nicolae Văcăroiu became the interim president of Romania after the Constitutional Court of Romania acknowledged the vote of the Parliament, until the impeachment referendum results were announced on 23 May 2007. During his interim presidency, Văcăroiu, according to the Constitution of Romania had all the prerogatives of a president, minus three of them: he could not dissolve the Parliament, he could not address the Parliament, nor organize a public referendum.

On 14 October 2008 he was voted by the Parliament as President of the Court of Audit.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Theodor Stolojan
Prime Minister of Romania
1992–1996
Succeeded by
Victor Ciorbea
Preceded by
Mircea Ionescu-Quintus
President of the Senate
2000–2008
Succeeded by
Doru Ioan Tǎrǎcilǎ
Acting
Preceded by
Traian Băsescu
President of Romania
Acting

2007
Succeeded by
Traian Băsescu
Preceded by
Dan Drosu Şaguna
President of the Court of Accounts
2008–present
Incumbent