Mihai Fifor gets PSD leadership's nod of approval for Defence Minister

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Senator Mihai Fifor, incumbent Minister of Economy, on Tuesday got the nod of approval of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, main at rule) leadership for Minister of National Defence, the PSD national leader Liviu Dragnea announced.

Social Democrat deputy Gheorghe Simon is PSD's proposal for Minister of Economy.
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Mihai-Viorel Fifor was born on May 10, 1970.

In 1994 he obtained a degree in Philosophy at the Faculty of Letters and History from the University of Craiova. A year later, he obtained his Master's degree in "Romanian Literature", also at Craiova University. Since 2003, he is a Doctor in Social Anthropology, Craiova University. In 2007, he got a Master's degree in Public Management at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, and in 2009 — "Internal Affairs Management" at the National College of Internal Affairs, the "Al. I. Cuza" Police Academy and "Security and good governance" at the National Defence College, according to the official website of the Chamber of Deputies.

He worked as: main scientist researcher at "C. S. Nicolaescu-Plopsor'' Institute for Studies in Social Studies and Humanities, the Romanian Academy (1994-2001); director of the County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture, Dolj (2001-2005); manager of the Oltenia Museum in Craiova (2005-2009); Secretary of State at the Ministry Internal Affairs (2009); manager at the Oltenia Museum in Craiova (2009-2012), Secretary of State at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (May-2012).

At the legislative elections of December 9, 2012, he was elected Senator of Dolj (on the Social Democratic Party—PSD lists), in No.2 Uninominal College in no. 17 Constituency.

At the parliamentary elections of December 11, 2016, he obtained a senator mandate in Arad, also on the PSD lists. PSD Senator Mihai Fifor is chairman of the joint parliamentary commissions investigating the organization of the 2009 elections and the presidential election since the commission was founded, on May 11, 2017.

He speaks French and English.

On June 28, 2017, Mihai Fifor was proposed Minister of Economy in Mihai Tudose's Government, being sworn into office on June 29, 2017.AGERPRES(Docu — author: Marina Badulescu, editor: Cristian Anghelache; RO — author: Catalina Matei, editor: Cristina Tatu; EN — authors: Simona Iacob, Maria Voican, editors: Maria Voican, Simona Klodnischi; online editor: Maria Voican)

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