Filip Vujanović - President of Montenegro

Filip Vujanović

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Filip Vujanović
Филип Вујановић
 Filip Vujanović President of Montenegro
President of Montenegro
Assumed office
22 May 2003
Prime MinisterMilo Đukanović
Željko Šturanović
Milo Đukanović
Igor Lukšić
Milo Đukanović
Preceded byRifat Rastoder (Acting)
Dragan Kujović (Acting)
In office
25 November 2002 – 19 May 2003
Prime MinisterMilo Đukanović
Preceded byMilo Đukanović
Succeeded byRifat Rastoder (Acting)
Dragan Kujović (Acting)
Prime Minister of Montenegro
In office
5 February 1998 – 5 November 2002
PresidentMilo Đukanović
Preceded byMilo Đukanović
Succeeded byDragan Đurović (Acting)
Personal details
Born1 September 1954 (age 61)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Political partyDemocratic Party of Socialists(1993–present)
Spouse(s)Svetlana Vujanović (1985–present)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
ReligionEastern Orthodoxy
WebsiteOfficial website

Filip Vujanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Филип Вујановић, affirmed [fîlip ʋǔjanɔʋitɕ]) (born September 1, 1954 in Belgrade) is a Montenegrin lawmaker who, since 2003, has served as the President of Montenegro. He is the first President of Montenegro since it split ties with Serbia and turned into an autonomous country in June 2006. He asserted an avalanche triumph in the presidential race hung on April 6, 2008.

From 21 May 2008 he is serving his second presidential term.

Early life and profession

Brought up in Belgrade, Filip Vujanović moved on from the University of Belgrade’s Law School. Somewhere around 1978 and 1981 he worked in one of the city’s Municipal Courts, and later additionally as a colleague at the Belgrade District Court.

In 1981, matured 27, he moved to Titograd. Taking after a short stretch as secretary at Titograd’s District Court, he filled in as a legal advisor until entering legislative issues in March 1993.

Profession in governmental issues

Filip Vujanović joined the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) in 1993 upon the welcome of then Montenegrin government President Momir Bulatović taking after the formation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (including Montenegro and Serbia) in the wake of the separation of the past Yugoslavia. He was a Minister of Justice in Milo Đukanović’s expert Slobodan Milošević government (1993–1996), and after that Interior Minister from 1996 to 1998 after Đukanović exchanged unwaveringness and betrayed Milošević. Amid the 1997 DPSM authority struggle, Filip Vujanović at first announced impartiality. He in the long run favored Milo Đukanović after Đukanović won the presidential decision.

Đukanović then named Filip Vujanović as the first Prime Minister of Montenegro from February 5, 1998 until January 8, 2003. On November 5, 2002, he got to be speaker of the Montenegrin parliament, a position which, from November 25, 2002, made him Acting President of Montenegro because of the abdication of Đukanović from the administration to plan to switch office with Filip Vujanović. Filip Vujanović kept running in the December 2002 presidential races and won an avalanche triumph, getting 86% of the vote, however the decision was ruled invalid on the grounds that turnout was under half. The races were held again in February 2003, with Filip Vujanović winning 81% of the vote, however again turnout was beneath half. The races were held for a third time on May 11, 2003, with the base turnout guideline annulled, and Filip Vujanović won again with 63% of the vote. Filip Vujanović surrendered from his positions as speaker and acting president on 19 May 2003 however got to be president of Montenegro again three days after the fact when his term started. Despite the fact that he was brought up in Serbia, he was a standout amongst the most noticeable Montenegrin secessionists. Filip Vujanović speaks to a more direct belief system dissimilar to Milo Đukanović who advocates a more great viewpoint.

As president of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović was a supporter of the Montenegro autonomy submission, however Prime Minister Đukanović was a great deal all the more prominent in his battle for it. Filip Vujanović’s messages frequently concentrate on Montenegro’s and Serbia’s capacity to have a tranquil partition and post-freedom participation, and he is companions with Serbian president Boris Tadić.

In April 2007, President Filip Vujanović proclaimed he would ensure the property of the primary religious organization in Montenegro, the Serbian Orthodox Church amid an endeavor of the non-accepted Montenegrin Orthodox Church to coercively grab its property.

At the 2008 presidential decision, Filip Vujanović kept running for the second presidential term, and secured an additional five years in office in the first race round, with 51.89% vote. The turnout was 68.2%.

Individual life

Since May 1985, he has been hitched to Svetlana, court judge, with whom he has three youngsters: two little girls (Tatjana and Nina), and a child (Danilo). Not at all like Đukanović, he declines to have bodyguards, so he can be frequently seen strolling the lanes of Podgorica with companions or even alone, yet no security.

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