Sorin Grindeanu, new PSD proposal for Prime Minister

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Sorin Grindeanu is the new nomination for Prime Minister put forward on 28 December 2016 by the PSD - ALDE (Social Democratic Party - Alliance of Liberals and Democrats) coalition, PSD national leader Liviu Dragnea announced.

Sorin Grindeanu was born on December 5 1973 in Caransebes.

He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics — Computer Science Section of the West University of Timisoara (1992-1997). After graduation, he attended several training courses: a post-graduate programme in DataBases, with the same faculty; Computer Science (1997-1998); the Tempus 3-month scholarship with the University of Bologna — Italy in Social Statistics (1999); specialisations in: Adult Education with the Institut fur Erwachsenenbildung of Frankfurt — Germany, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, Metropolitan Leeds University, Great Britain (2001), according to www.soringrindeanu.ro.

Grindeanu worked as a graduate assistant with the Timisoara West University, at the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology (Oct. 1998 — Oct. 2000); university assistant with the Timisoara West University, the same faculty (Oct. 2000 — Dec. 2001). Served as director with the Timis County Youth and Sports Department (Nov. 2001—Jan. 2004); Delpack Invest SRL deputy CEO (Jan. 2005 — March 2008); manager at SC Ahm Smartel SRL (March — June 2008).
He entered politics in November 1996, when he became a PDSR (Party of Social Democracy of Romania) member. Two years later, in October 1998 he became vice-chairman of the Youth Organisation of the PDSR Timis and in December 2001 — deputy chairman of the Timis Social Democratic Youth (TSD). On 30 August 2013, Sorin Grindeanu was elected deputy secretary general of PSD.
Over 2004-2008, he was a local councilor with the Timisoara Local Council. From June 2008 until January 2013, he was a deputy mayor of Timisoara City. Following the parliamentary elections of December 9 2012, Sorin Grindeanu was elected deputy of Timis.

He served as minister for the Information Society (17 December 2014 — 17 November 2015).

As of June 2016, Grindeanu is Timis County Council president on PSD's behalf.

Of the books he published, the following are worth mentioning: "Introduction in social computer science" and "Desktop Publishing", alongside "The Lebesgue-Radon integral in relation to a complex measure."

Grindeanu is married and father of two.AGERPRES(RO — authors: Cerasela Badita, Ionela Gavril; EN — author: Maria Voican, editor: Simona Klodnischi; online editor: Maria Voican)

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