Mihai Tudose is a Romanian politician, deputy in the Parliament of Romania, Minister of Economy in Grindeanu Cabinet and the Prime Minister of Romania. He was one of the potential candidates for Prime Minister brought forward by the majority coalition led by the Social Democratic Party to succeed Sorin Grindeanu after the latter was dismissed by a motion of no confidence adopted in Parliament by his own party. On 26 June 2017, the majority coalition nominated him for the position and President Iohannis designated him. He took office with his cabinet on June 29. Tudose was involved in a plagiarism scandal regarding his doctoral thesis in 2015.