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|Prime Minister of Romania|
17 April 1998 – 13 December 1999
|Preceded by||Gavril Dejeu (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Alexandru Athanasiu (Acting)|
|Born||10 October 1942|
|Died||3 July 2013 (aged 70)|
|Political party||Democratic Liberal Party (2000–2013)|
|Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party (1989–2000)|
|Alma mater||University of Bucharest|
Originally a member of the Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party, Vasile served as the Prime Minister of Romania between April 17, 1998, and December 13, 1999, and was notably confronted with the last Mineriad (February 1999). Between 2000 and 2004, he was a Senator from the Democratic Party (PD). Vasile published poetry under the pen name Radu Mischiu.
Vasile was born in Sibiu. In 1967, he graduated from the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. For political reasons (his father having been a political prisoner, a lawyer, deceased in 1986) he was barred access to higher education immediately after graduating school.. In 1971 he became a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economic History at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.
- 1977 - Ph.D. in economics
- 1978 - Lecturer at the same faculty
- After 1989 - Elected (with students support) Vice Dean of Faculty of Commerce at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, till 1992
- After 1990 - Refresher studies in European Integration (Thessaloniki and Munich)
- From 1994 - University Professor
- (in Romanian) Sorin Ghica, "Cel mai dramatic moment din mandatul de premier al lui Radu Vasile", Adevărul, July 3, 2013; accessed July 5, 2013
- "RADU VASILE A MURIT. Fostul premier al Romaniei avea 71 de ani si suferea de cancer". Stirileprotv.ro. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- (in Romanian) GUVERNUL RADU VASILE, AGERPRES
- (in Romanian) Radu VASILE Sinteza activitatii parlamentare în legislatura 2000-2004
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