|4th President of Serbia|
31 May 2012
|Prime Minister||Mirko Cvetković|
|Preceded by||Boris Tadić|
Slavica Đukić Dejanović (Acting)
|President of the National Assembly|
8 May 2007 – 13 May 2007
|Preceded by||Borka Vučić (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Milutin Mrkonjić (Acting)|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia|
24 March 1998 – 20 November 1999
|Preceded by||Dragan Tomić|
|Succeeded by||Nebojša Čović|
|Born||15 February 1952 (age 63)|
|League of Communists of Yugoslavia|
People’s Radical Party
Serbian Radical Party
Serbian Progressive Party
President of the Republic of Serbia
Tomislav Nikolić was born on 15 February 1952 in Kragujevac. He holds a degree in economy. He finished optional specialized school (structural building) in Kragujevac. He moved on from the Faculty of Economy and Engineering Management in Novi Sad. He began his profession in 1971 by getting a vocation in a structural designing organization “Žegrap” and worked in Majdanpek, Priboj, Prijepolje, Trebinje, Belgrade and different spots. In 1978 he came back to Kragujevac to work in organization “22. decembar” as head of Investment and Maintenance Department. He was a specialized executive of an open service organization in Kragujevac.
Tomislav Nikolić’s first gathering engagement was in the National Radical Party where he was soon chosen Vice-president. At his drive, this gathering converged with neighborhood boards of trustees of the Serbian Chetnik Movement kept running by Vojislav Šešelj thus on 23 February 1991, another gathering was along these lines made called the Serbian Radical Party. Vojislav Šešelj was chosen the Party’s first President with Tomislav Nikolić getting to be Vice-president. He has been accordingly voted three times as the Party’s Deputy President. On 6 September 2008, he surrendered from all positions in the Serbian Radical Party and in October 2008, he established the Serbian Progress Party. He was chosen its President at the Founding Assembly on 21 October 2008.
Since 1992, Tomislav Nikolić has been an appointee in the Assembly of Serbia, the main representative chose to all congregations since 1992. Because of his political engagement, in 1995 he was sentenced to a two-month jail term which he served in Gnjilane.
In March 1998, he was chosen Vice-President of the Government of Serbia. Since August 1999, he was Vice-President of the Federal Government amid the prevalence of Momir Bulatović.
In May 2007, he was chosen the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia just to be voted out from this position by the same individuals who already voted in favor of him.
He kept running for President in 2000 and came in third, after Vojislav Koštunica and Slobodan Milošević.
In the 2003 presidential races he won the majority of the famous vote (47 %) however did not get to be President because of a low voter turnout.
In rehashed presidential decisions in 2004, he won most votes in the first round. He lost to Boris Tadić in the second cycle, 45 %: 53.7 %.
At the 2008 Presidential decisions, Tomislav Nikolić figured out how to win the most votes in the historical backdrop of the Radical Party (2,197,155 i.e. 47.97 %) and lost to his adversary with a little edge (2,304,467 i.e. 50.31 %).
At the 2012 Presidential decisions, Tomislav Nikolić won against the occupant President Boris Tadić in the second round by 49.54 % (1,552,063) to 47.31 % (1,481,952 votes) and got to be President of Serbia.
He surrendered his post of the President of the Serbian Progress Party and consequently followed through on his pre-decision battle guarantee to be the President of all nationals in Serbia.
He took a promise on 31 May 2012 preceding the delegates in the National Assembly and expected administration.
He communicates in English and Russian.
Challenges for new president
Nikolic will need to do a few genuine strategic moving in making himself welcome in the neighboring nations where he is still seen as the adversary. Of every one of the eight Serbian neighbors (that is, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro), just Filip Vujanovic of Montenegro, went to the presidential introduction service of Nikolic, hung on the 11 June 2012. Additionally, it is exceptionally improbable that he will change his feeling with respect to the acknowledgment of Kosovo’s freedom in return for the enrollment in the EU. Nikolic told media that if the EU made Kosovo’s acknowledgment a precondition to the EU increase, it would signify “severing arrangements [towards EU membership] at that exact second”.
Be that as it may, if the transaction over the future Serbian government end in Tadic’s turning into Serbia’s new Prime Minister, the Serbian political course won’t altogether change.
All things considered, the individuals who expected just a “scratch in Democratic Party’s defensive layer” are glad. Those in Serbia, who expected some “radical” changes, will likely be baffled.
He is hitched to Dragica, with two children, Radomir and Branislav. He has five grandchildren: Lenka, Julija, Dimitrije,Vojin and Janko.