Maria Petre, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Maria Petre

Romanian politician

Date of Birth: 15-Aug-1951

Place of Birth: Ialomița County, Romania

Profession: politician, economist

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Maria Petre

  • Maria Petre (born August 15, 1951) is a Romanian politician and economist, member of the Democratic Party (PD), part of the European People's Party–European Democrats.
  • A representative to the Senate for Ialomita County, she became a Member of the European Parliament on January 1, 2007 with the Romania's accession to the European Union. Born in Grindu, Petre is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
  • She later specialized in public administration and commerce, and took additional training courses in the United Kingdom, United States and Denmark.
  • In 1975-1983, she worked as an economist for the Ialomita County Council, moving on to a similar position for a construction enterprise in the area.
  • in 1986, she became a director at the County Council, in which capacity she served until after the Romanian Revolution of 1989. In 1990, Petre became a director for the Ialomita Prefecture representing the National Salvation Front (FSN), and its vice president in 1992-2000.
  • She followed the FSN wing led by Petre Roman into their split, and became a member of the newly formed PD.
  • She was the PD's vice president for Ialomita (1992), becoming the branch's secretary in 2001, and its president in 2003.
  • She was first elected to the Senate during the 2000 suffrage, being reelected in the 2004 suffrage.
  • Petre was a secretary of the Senate Committee for Public Administration and Territorial Improvement, and member of the Committee for Equal Opportunities for Men and Women.

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