Sorin Cîmpeanu

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Sorin Cîmpeanu
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Cîmpeanu at a PSD event in 2015
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
5 November 2015 – 17 November 2015
PresidentKlaus Iohannis
Preceded byVictor Ponta
Succeeded byDacian Cioloș
Minister of National Education
In office
17 December 2014 – 17 November 2015
Prime MinisterVictor Ponta
Preceded byRemus Pricopie
Succeeded byPatriciu Achimaș-Cadariu
Personal details
Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu

(1968-04-18) 18 April 1968 (age 51)
Bucharest, Romania
Political partyALDE (until 2017)
Pro Romania (from 2017)
Alma materUniversity of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
National Intelligence Academy

Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu (Romanian pronunciation: [soˈrin miˈhaj kɨmˈpe̯anu]) is a Romanian politician, former Minister of Education in Ponta IV cabinet and, between 5 and 17 November 2015, acting Prime Minister of Romania,[1][2] after President Klaus Iohannis accepted Prime Minister Ponta's resignation. Klaus Iohannis's appointment of Sorin Cîmpeanu was just a stopgap measure until a new candidate for the post was selected.[3]

Political career[edit]

As Minister of Education[edit]

Sorin Cîmpeanu was appointed Minister of National Education in Ponta IV cabinet, on 17 December 2014. During his mandate, Cîmpeanu initiated the controversial Emergency Ordinance that amnestied plagiarists, allowing doctors to give up the title,[4] given that then Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, was accused of plagiarizing his doctoral thesis. Subsequently, lawmakers voted against this ordinance.

Sorin Cîmpeanu is not part of a political party, he was proposed and supported on the education portfolio in Ponta government by PC leader Daniel Constantin, he is the suspended rector of the University of Agronomy in Bucharest and suspended president of the National Council of Rectors.

As acting Prime Minister[edit]

After his appointment, Cîmpeanu assured investors and creditors that "Romania is and must remain a factor of stability". He also told Romanians that as balanced an economy as possible is needed in order to preserve trust in the country.[5]

He also indicated that the interim government would continue to work on the country's 2016 budget plans, although it is not empowered to pass new laws.[6]


  1. ^ "Klaus Iohannis îl numeşte premier interimar pe ministrul Educaţiei, Sorin Cîmpeanu. „Am decis să chem la consultări societatea civilă şi strada"". Mediafax. 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ Larisa Bernaschi, Carmen Vintilă (5 November 2015). "Ministrul Educaţiei, Sorin Câmpeanu, premier interimar. Klaus Iohannis, către protestatari: "V-am văzut, v-am auzit, voi ține cont de solicitările voastre!. Voi convoca societatea civilă și strada la consultări"". Evenimentul Zilei.
  3. ^ Kit Gillet (5 November 2015). "Sorin Cimpeanu Is Appointed Interim Prime Minister of Romania". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Raluca Pantazi (5 November 2015). "Cine este Sorin Cimpeanu si cum a ajuns noul prim-ministru interimar. Cimpeanu a initiat Ordonanta care permitea amnistierea plagiatorilor".
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Political offices
Preceded by
Victor Ponta
Prime Minister of Romania

Succeeded by
Dacian Cioloș