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The Standing Bureau of the Senate consists of the President of the Senate, four vice-presidents, four secretaries, and four quaestors. The President of the Standing Bureau also serves as the President of the Senate. The President is elected, by secret ballot, for the duration of the legislative period.[4]

The political stance of presidents of the upper house after the development of a modern party system is given by:

  PNL = National Liberal Party

(formerly the historical National Liberal Party between 1875 and 1947)

  PNȚCD = Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party

(formerly the historical National Peasants' Party - PNŢ between 1926 and 1947)

  FSN/PD/PDL = Democratic Liberal Party

(until 1993 National Salvation Front - FSN; until 2008 Democratic Party - PD)

  PSD = Social Democratic Party

(until 1992 National Salvation Front - FSN; until 1993 Democratic National Salvation Front - FDSN; until 2001 Party of Social Democracy in Romania - PDSR)

  ALDE = Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

(until 2015 Liberal Reformist Party - PLR)

Interim (acting) officeholders are denoted by italics. The Rule of the Senate states that at the first standing of the house, the meeting is headed by the eldest senator and helped by the youngest senator. Those bear the title of Interim President of the Senate, and, as their term is very short (one or two days) are not listed. The interim officeholders listed have hold the office in different circumstances and for a longer time.

The Standing Bureau of the Senate consists of the President of the Senate, four vice-presidents, four secretaries, and four quaestors. The President of the Standing Bureau also serves as the President of the Senate. The President is elected, by secret ballot, for the duration of the legislative period.[4]

The political stance of presidents of the upper house after the development of a modern party system is given by:

Elections # Name Portrait Born-Died Took office Left office Party
Senate
since 1990
1990 36 Alexandru Bârlădeanu Alexandru Barladeanu.jpg 1911–1997 18 June 1990 16 October 1992 FSN
1992 37 Oliviu Gherman No image.svg 1930–2020 22 October 1992 22 November 1996 FDSN/PDSR
1996 38 Petre Roman Petre Roman.jpg 1946– 27 November 1996 22 December 1999 PD
39 Mircea Ionescu-Quintus No image.svg 1917–2017 4 February 2000 30 November 2000 PNL
2000 40 Nicolae Văcăroiu Nicolae Văcăroiu.jpg 1943– 15 December 2000 30 November 2004 PDSR/PSD
2004 30 November 2000 14 October 2008 PSD
Doru-Ioan Tărăcilă No image.svg 1951– 14 October 2008 28 October 2008 PSD
41 Ilie Sârbu Ilie Sarbu.jpg 1950– 28 October 2008 13 December 2008 PSD
2008 42 Mircea Geoană Mircea Geoana la reuniunea BPN - 02.12.2013 (11173070964) (cropped).jpg 1958– 19 December 2008 23 November 2011 PSD
Petru Filip No image.svg 1955– 23 November 2011 28 November 2011 PDL
43 Vasile Blaga Conventia PD-L 2013 - Vasile Blaga (2) (cropped).jpg 1956– 28 November 2011 3 July 2012 PDL
44 Crin Antonescu Crin Antonescu.jpg 1959– 3 July 2012 19 December 2012 PNL
  PNL = National Liberal Party

(formerly the historical National Liberal Party between 1875 and 1947)

  PNȚCD = Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party

(formerly the historical National Peasants' Party - PNŢ between 1926 and 1947)

  FSN/PD/PDL = Democratic Liberal Party

(until 1993 National Salvation Front - FSN; until 2008 Democratic Party - PD)

  PSD = National Liberal Party between 1875 and 1947)

  PNȚCD = Chr

(formerly the historical National Peasants' Party - PNŢ between 1926 and 1947)

  FSN/PD/PDL = Democratic Liberal Party

(until 1993 National Salvation Front - FSN; until 2008 Democratic Party - PD)

  PSD = Social Democratic Party

(until

(until 1992 National Salvation Front - FSN; until 1993 Democratic National Salvation Front - FDSN; until 2001 Party of Social Democracy in Romania - PDSR)

  ALDE = Alliance of

(until 2015 Liberal Reformist Party - PLR)

Interim (acting) officeholders are denoted by italics. The Rule of the Senate states that at the first standing of the house, the meeting is headed by the eldest senator and helped by the youngest senator. Those bear the title of Interim President of the Senate, and, as their term is very short (one or two days) are no

Interim (acting) officeholders are denoted by italics. The Rule of the Senate states that at the first standing of the house, the meeting is headed by the eldest senator and helped by the youngest senator. Those bear the title of Interim President of the Senate, and, as their term is very short (one or two days) are not listed. The interim officeholders listed have hold the office in different circumstances and for a longer time.