Petre Roman

Prime Minister of Romania (1989-1991)

Petre Roman is a Romanian politician who was his country's Prime Minister from 1989-1991. He rose to prominence during the Romanian Revolution of 1989, when he was among the crowd occupying the National Television building, and broadcasting messages expressing revolutionary triumph. He became provisional Prime Minister after the overthrow of the Ceaucescu regime, and was confirmed in office in June 1990, three months after the country's first free election in 53 years. Roman was the country's first non-Communist head of government in the modern era, and was also the president of the Senate and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Currently, he is a member of the National Liberal Party, and is also a member of the Club de Madrid.