Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
Emil Boc is the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, the most important city of Romania, outside the capital, in terms of size and economic development. Major in Law and also in History and Philosophy, Emil Boc has a PhD in Political Science and Political Philosophy.
Mr Boc was also the president of the Democratic Liberal Party, which proposed and supported him as Prime Minister in late 2008, from December 2004 until June 2012.
He served as Prime Minister of Romania from December 2008 to February 2012, during one the most difficult economic times in post-communist Romania, managing to avoid the global crisis in risks for the country.
Emil Boc was elected in June 2016 for a fourth time Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, the second-largest city in Romania, representing the National Liberal Party and is now actively involved in the everyday life of the city. He served his first mandates as a Mayor in 2004-2009 when he was also the President of the Democratic Liberal Party, a centre-right party promoting the democratization and modernization of Romania and also the consolidation of its position as a member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Mr Boc served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Romania from December 2008 to February 2012.
Before entering public office, Mr Boc was a practising lawyer and a lecturer in political science and political philosophy at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a member of the American Political Science Association since 1994 and a member of the Romanian Society of Political Science since 1999. At present, he is an associate professor at Faculty of Political, Administration and Communication Science, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca where he teaches Political Institutions. Romanian Political System and also the Constitutional System and political institutions in Romania.
Emil Boc has authored numerous articles and books on various subjects of law and politics in Romania, including a recent article “The control of the constitutionality of laws in Romania”, published in Journal of Constitutional Law in Eastern and Central Europe. For his distinguished contribution to science and education, in May 2012 Mr Boc was awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law from the Michigan State University in East Lansing, U.S.