Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday signed a decree appointing Finance Minister Dan Vilceanu, MP of the ruling liberal PNL party, said the president’s office, according to See News.
The new finance minister will be sworn in officially Wednesday evening, stated the president’s office in a press release.
Vilceanu, 42, holds a PhD in economy, according to data posted on the chamber of deputies website.
His appointment comes after in July Prime Minister Florin Cîţu dismissed Finance Minister Alexandru Nazare because of delays in the implementation of several important projects. Shortly after, Cîţu took over as interim finance minister.
The prime minister’s decision came ahead of an internal election within PNL at which he will challenge the current party leader Ludovic Orban.
The coalition cabinet comprising PNL, the centre-right alliance USR-PLUS and the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians received the parliament’s confidence vote on December 22.