Valeriu Zgonea

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Valeriu Ștefan Zgonea (born September 3, 1967 in Craiova) is a Romanian politician who served as President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania between 3 July 2012 and 13 June 2016. On October 18, 2015, he was elected as Social Democratic Party Executive President. On April 27, 2016, he was expelled from SDP following his statements against party chairman Liviu Dragnea.

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Studies

Valeriu Zgonea attended the courses of the "Fraţii Buzeşti" National College from Craiova from 1981–1985. He was admitted to the Faculty of Railways, Roads and Bridges Construction in the Bucharest Institute of Civil Engineering.

He attended the Ministry of Youth and Sports courses on human resources management and project management. In January 2001, he participated in the Program for the Study of Political Communication and Media Relations, held in Washington by the National Democratic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the same period he graduated the negotiation course organized by the United States Institute of Peace. In March 2001, the courses of A.C.Y.P.L. (American Council of Youth Political Leaders). In August 2001, he was a student at the University of Amsterdam, following Professor Phil Nobel's famous course "Internet and Politics".

Family

Valeriu Zgonea married Laura Zgonea in 2014. He has a son Dragos Alexandru, from the previous marriage with Cristina and a daughter, Maria, from a previous relationship.

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