Ioan Rus

Rus in 2012

Ioan Rus (born February 21, 1955) is a Romanian politician.

Born in Urișor, Cluj County, he is a 1982 graduate of the Mechanics faculty of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. A member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) since 1994, he was prefect of his home county in 1995, president of its county council from June to December 2000, Interior Minister from December 2000 to June 2003,[1] and again from May to August 2012, when he resigned in the aftermath of the presidential impeachment referendum.[2]

In June 2014, following the resignation of Dan Șova, he was named Transport Minister.[3] In June 2015, he created a controversy when commenting about Romanians working in Western Europe. He asserted that on a hypothetical monthly salary of 1500, "their children become hoodlums at home and their wives turn into whores". Rus subsequently tendered his resignation.[4]


  1. (Romanian) Curriculum vitae at
  2. (Romanian) "Ioan Rus şi Victor Paul Dobre au demisionat", Mediafax, August 6, 2012
  3. (Romanian) Remus Florescu, "Cine este Ioan Rus, viitorul ministru al Transporturilor", Adevărul, June 24, 2014
  4. (Romanian) "Ioan Rus şi-a dat demisia din funcţia de ministru al Transporturilor", Mediafax, June 11, 2015
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