George Crin Lauren?iu Antonescu (Romanian pronunciation: ['d??e?ord??e 'krin la.u'rent?sju anto'nesku]; born 21 September 1959) is a Romanian politician, who was President of the National Liberal Party (PNL) from 2009 to 2014.
He also served as the country Acting President after the suspension of Traian Basescu and as the President of the Senate.
He is a member of the Senate.
He was first elected to the Senate in the 2008 legislative election.
From 1996 to 2008, he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies, acting as leader of the party delegates between 2007 and 2008.
On 3 July 2012 he was elected President of the Senate after the dismissal of the former leader, Vasile Blaga, from office.
He became Acting President of Romania on 10 July 2012 after the Parliament suspended Traian Basescu for the second time on 6 July 2012.
On 4 March 2014, during the debate in parliament on the vote for a new government, Antonescu resigned as president of the Senate.