Mihai Fifor

Mihai-Viorel Fifor (born 10 May 1970) is a Romanian politician.

Mihai Fifor
Mihai-Viorel Fifor.jpg
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
16 January 2018[1] – 29 January 2018
PresidentKlaus Iohannis
Preceded byMihai Tudose
Succeeded byViorica Dăncilă
Minister of Defence
In office
12 September 2017 – 20 November 2018
Prime MinisterMihai Tudose
Viorica Dăncilă
Preceded byAdrian Țuțuianu [ro]
Succeeded byGabriel Leș [fr]
Personal details
Born (1970-05-10) 10 May 1970 (age 50)
Turnu Severin, Romania
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Craiova

Born in Turnu Severin, he attended school in his native city, entering the University of Craiova in 1989. He graduated in 1994, with a degree in Romanian and English. The same institution awarded him a master's degree in Romanian literature the following year, and a doctorate in 2003, dealing with the Vlachs of Serbia. In 2001, he became director of the Dolj County center for preserving and promoting traditional culture. In 2005, he was named head of the Oltenia regional museum.[2]

A member of the Social Democratic Party, he was elected to the Senate in 2012, representing Dolj County. In 2016, he won another term, switching to Arad County.[3] In June 2017, he became Economy Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Mihai Tudose.[4] In September 2017 he became Defence Minister.[5] He was reappointed to the same position in January 2018 in the Dăncilă Cabinet. He resigned from the Cabinet on 19 November 2018 to concentrate on party internal affairs and election-preparatory actions.[6]


  1. ^ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/romania-s-president-nominates-defence-minister-fifor-as-interim-pm-9866646
  2. ^ "Biografie". fifor.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Mihai Viorel Fifor". Romanian Chamber of Deputies (in Romanian). Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Tudose, despre Fifor: Nu trebuie să fii economist la Ministerul Economiei, trebuie să înţelegi cum funcţionează economia". adevarul.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Mihai Fifor gets PSD leadership's nod of approval for Defence Minister". National Press Agency AGERPRES. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.businessinsider.com/ap-6-romanian-ministers-fired-as-party-leader-seeks-more-power-2018-11

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