Elena Udrea

Romanian Politician
Born Dec 26, 1973

Elena Gabriela Udrea is a Romanian politician. A member of the Democratic Liberal Party (PD-L), she has been a member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies for Bucharest since 2008. In successive Emil Boc cabinets, she served as Tourism Minister from 2008 to 2009 and as Regional Development and Tourism Minister from 2009 to 2012.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on December 26, 1973.


1996 22 Years Old Udrea was born in Buzău and completed secondary studies at the city's Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu National College. She then attended the faculty of Law and Public Administration at Bucharest's Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, graduating in 1996. … Read More
1997 23 Years Old Udrea worked as a lawyer in Bucharest from 1997 to February 2005, resuming the practice of law that December. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old Udrea began her political activity in 2002 as a legal adviser to the Social Democratic Party (PSD).
2003 29 Years Old The businessman became her husband when the couple married on Udrea's 30th birthday in 2003, at the Romanian Consulate in New York City. They divorced in June 2013.


She joined the National Liberal Party (PNL) that year, becoming a Bucharest city councillor in June 2004, during the period of the Justice and Truth Alliance. … Read More
2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
From February to November 2005, while away from her law practice, Udrea was a state counsellor and head of the Presidential Chancellery under President Traian Băsescu.
2007 33 Years Old She returned to this theme in 2007, when she alleged that Tăriceanu had written the president a note soliciting the latter's intervention in the case.
In these capacities, she promoted the party and spoke approvingly of the president, for instance ahead of the 2008 local election.
2010 36 Years Old In July 2010, following the departure of Liviu Negoiţă, she became interim head of the Bucharest PD-L chapter, assuming the post on a permanent basis later that year when she was the only candidate to fill it, and vowing in her acceptance speech to "rid" the capital of independent Mayor Sorin Oprescu.
2011 37 Years Old In August 2011, Udrea generated controversy when she wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress that some media outlets claimed cost £14,310, to which she responded that the actual cost was some twenty times less. … Read More
Along with the rest of the cabinet, she resigned in February 2012 amid anti-government protests.
2013 39 Years Old In March 2013, Udrea ran for the PD-L leadership but was defeated by incumbent Vasile Blaga on a 51-44 margin.


2014 40 Years Old In January 2014, Udrea, whom Blaga was preparing to expel from the PD-L, resigned from the party following disagreements with his leadership record, and joined the People's Movement Party (PMP). … Read More
2015 41 Years Old In January 2015, she was questioned by prosecutors from the National Anticorruption Directorate on charges of money laundering and false statements on declarations of assets, as part of a wider investigation into the Microsoft licensing corruption scandal. … Read More
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