Mihai Fifor

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Mihai Fifor
Mihai-Viorel Fifor.jpg
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
16 January 2018[1] – 29 January 2018
President Klaus Iohannis
Preceded by Mihai Tudose
Succeeded by Viorica Dăncilă
Minister of Defence
In office
12 September 2017 – 20 November 2018
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose
Viorica Dăncilă
Preceded by Adrian Țuțuianu [ro]
Succeeded by Gabriel Leș [fr]
Personal details
Born (1970-05-10) 10 May 1970 (age 48)
Turnu Severin, Romania
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Craiova

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

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, despite his lack of expertise in the economic arena.[4] In September 2017 he became Defence Minister.[5] He was reappointed to the same position in January 2018 in the Dăncilă Cabinet. He was removed from Cabinet on 19 November 2018 (resigning to avoid being dismissed).[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). 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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