|Mayor of Bucharest|
19 June 2008
|Preceded by||Adriean Videanu|
|Born||November 7, 1951
Sorin Mircea Oprescu (Romanian pronunciation: [soˈrin oˈpresku]; born November 7, 1951 in Bucharest) is a Romanian independent politician and medical doctor who is currently serving as Mayor of Bucharest.
He was one of the independent candidates running for president of Romania in the presidential elections which took place on the 22nd of November 2009.
He was a senator representing the Social Democratic Party between 2000 and April 2008, serving as the vice-president of the Senate Committee for Public Health. Oprescu resigned from the Senate on 24 June 2008.
In February 2006, Oprescu also became the president of the Social Democratic Party's Bucharest branch, a position from which he stepped down upon quitting the party in April 2008.
In 2008, after the Social Democratic Party refused to nominate him to the mayoral elections, he ran as an independent candidate. He earned the most votes in the first round of the elections.
For the second round, against the Democrat-Liberal Vasile Blaga, he got the support of the Liberals and Social-Democrats, who announced they support anyone who candidated against the Democrat-Liberals. He won the second round against Vasile Blaga. Nevertheless, Social-Democrat mayor of Bucharest's Sector 2, Neculai Onţanu, announced he supported Blaga, while the Social-Democrat mayor of Sector 5, Marian Vanghelie announced he would not support Oprescu and accused him of being a "cheap demagogue".
Election results for Mayor of Bucharest
|Year||First round||Second round||Result|
|1998||111,759 (19.3%)||failed to qualify||lost to Viorel Lis|
|2000||260,689 (41.16%)||353,038 (49.31%)||lost to Traian Băsescu|
|2008||164,219 (30.12%)||315,981 (56.55%)||won against Vasile Blaga|
- "Sorin Oprescu a demisionat din Parlament", Gândul 23 June 2008
- "Alianţe electorale ale partidelor împotriva PD-L", BBC Romanian, 3 June 2008
- "Onţanu îl sprijină pe Blaga!", Evenimentul Zilei, 3 June 2008
- "Vanghelie: „Oprescu e un demagog ieftin“", Evenimentul Zilei, 5 June 2008
- "Toamna se numara voturile", Evenimentul Zilei, 28 October 1998
- "Rezultatele finale ale primului tur de scrutin in Bucuresti", Ziua, 9 June 2000
- "Basescu a venit la Primarie", Ziua, 20 June 2000
- Biroul Electoral Central, Rezultate, alegerea primarului general
- "BEM: Sorin Oprescu a fost declarat primar general al Capitalei", Evenimentul Zilei, 17 June 2008