President Traian Basescu nominated on Thursday Lucian Croitoru as Prime Minister of Romania, after the cabinet lead by Boc did not manage to survive a motion of censure initiated by the Liberals and Hungarian Democrats. Croitoru is counselor of National Central Bank governor Mugur Isarescu and was Romania's representative at IMF.

He was one of the proposals for the new Prime Minister position together with former Justice minister Monica Macovei, IMF representative Mihai Tanasescu or Klaus Johannis Sibiu's mayor.

Lucian Croitoru:

  • is aged 52, single
  • holds a  PhD in economy
  • head of Romanian Center for Economic Policies
  • former researcher at Institute of Industrial Economy
  • former Finance minister's aide
  • longest serving term (4 years) as representative of Romania at the IMF as Senior Adviser of Executive Directors
  • author of books and of over 150 specialised articles
  • Democratic Liberals supported him in 2009 for a seat as central bank deputy governor but his candidacy was rejected by MPs