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Viorica Dăncilă
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Acting 67th Prime Minister of Romania Acting
Assumed office
29 January 2018
President Klaus Iohannis
Preceded by Mihai Fifor (acting)
Succeeded by Ludovic Orban (designate)
President of the Social Democratic Party
Assumed office
27 May 2019
Preceded by Liviu Dragnea
Member of the European Parliament
for Romania
In office
21 January 2009 – 28 January 2018
Succeeded by Gabriela Zoană
Personal details
Vasilica Viorica Nica

16 December 1963 (1963-12-16) (age 56)
Roșiorii de Vede, Romania
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Cristinel Dăncilă
Children 1
Alma mater Petroleum-Gas University
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă (born 16 December 1963) is a Romanian politician, the current leader of the Social Democratic Party, and Prime Minister of Romania since 29 January 2018. She is the first woman in Romanian history to hold both the office of Prime Minister and president of the PSD. In 2014, she was elected as a member in the European Parliament for a second term from the PSD. Viorica Dăncilă was also the president of the Social Democratic Women's Organization (OFSD) between 2015 and 2018.

Viorica Dăncilă became a member of the Social Democratic Party in 1996, as part of the PSD organization of Teleorman County. Over the years she has held several positions in both PSD and the local administration. Viorica Dăncilă was a local council and a county councilor until 2009, when she was elected MEP for her first term. Also, Viorica Dăncilă occupied several leadership positions in the party, as president of the local organization, vice president of PSD Teleorman and president of OFSD Teleorman.

Before entering politics she was an engineer with Petrom SA and prior to that a teacher at Videle Industrial High School.

Dăncilă's plans for a new cabinet were approved on 26 January 2018.

Personal life

Viorica Dăncilă is married to Cristinel Dăncilă, manager at an oil company and former councillor in the Teleorman County Council. She has an adopted son, Victor.

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