Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on 26 June 2017 appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose as the Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government.
Tudose was officially validated as proposal for the Prime Minister office by the National Executive Committee convention of the main ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD).
Tudose now has 10 days to win over Romania's parliament with a vote of confidence in his proposed cabinet and policy programme.
Tudose was one of the potential candidates for Prime Minister brought forward by the majority coalition led by the Social Democratic Party to succeed Sorin Grindeanu after the latter was dismissed by a motion of no confidence adopted in Parliament by his own party.
About Mihai Tudose
• Born on 6 March 1967, Mihai Tudose is a Romanian politician, deputy in the Parliament of Romania, Minister of Economy in the ousted Grindeanu Cabinet and the Prime Minister-designate of Romania.
• On 26 June 2017, the majority coalition nominated him for the position and President Iohannis designated him as the PM of the country.
• He is expected to take office on 29 June 2017.