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Predrag Marković

Predrag Marković
Predrag Marković.jpg
Marković in 2011
Minister of Culture, Media and Information Society
In office
14 March 2011 – 27 July 2012
Prime MinisterMirko Cvetković
Preceded byNebojša Bradić
(Culture)
Jasna Matić
(Telecommunications and Information Society)
Succeeded byBratislav Petković
President of Serbia
Acting
In office
4 March 2004 – 11 July 2004
Prime MinisterVojislav Koštunica
Preceded byVojislav Mihailović (Acting)
Succeeded byBoris Tadić
8th President of the National Assembly of Serbia
In office
4 March 2004 – 14 February 2007
Preceded byDragan Maršićanin
Succeeded byTomislav Nikolić
Personal details
Born (1955-12-07) 7 December 1955 (age 63)
Čepure, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Political partyPOKS (2017–present),
G17 Plus (2002–2013)
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Political Sciences
ProfessionPolitical scientist

Predrag Marković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Марковић; born 7 December 1955) is a Serbian politician, author and historian.

Political career

Marković was President of the National Assembly of Serbia from 2004 to 2007 and the acting President of Serbia within Serbia and Montenegro between 4 March and 11 July 2004.[1] In addition, he has been the president of the G17 Plus Management Board, the President of the G17 Plus Political Council and member of their Executive Board. In 2003, he was chosen as an honorary president of the G17 Plus Party.

During Marković's tenure as President of the National Assembly, the National Assembly unanimously returned the coat of arms, flag and anthem of Serbia on 17 August 2004[2] and on 5 June 2006 announced Serbia's sovereignty.[3]

Marković was the Movement for the Restoration of the Kingdom of Serbia candidate for Mayor of Belgrade during the 2018 Belgrade City Assembly election. He finished with 4,291 votes.

Literary career

Marković is a member of PEN, the Serbian Literary Society and is the former president of the Association of Publishers of Serbia and Montenegro. From 1993 to 2013, he was the owner of the Stubovi kulture publishing house[4] and has written four books including: Morali su doći nasmejani lavovi (Smiling Lions Had to Come) in 1983 and Otmenost duše (Prestige of the Soul) in 1989. He speaks Serbian, Russian, and Spanish.

Marković is a contributor and honourable member of the Urban Book Circle (Canada).[5]

Personal life

Marković is known for keeping details from his personal life private.[6] On 26 December 2015, Marković married Vesna (née Vujatović; born 1991).[7] He has a son from a previous marriage.[8]

References

  1. ^ "World News: Election Watch". CNN. 13 June 2004. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  2. ^ The Victoria Advocate (18 August 2004). "Serbia restores state symbols". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  3. ^ The Victoria Advocate (6 June 2006). "Serbia declares itself sovereign". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. ^ Erlanger, Steven (2 August 1999). "Yugoslav Opposition Plans Big Rally in Capital Aug. 19". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  5. ^ Predrag Marković Urban Book Circle bio
  6. ^ Urban Book Circle (2 November 2015). "Public and Private by Predrag Markovic". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  7. ^ Kurir (24 August 2017). "Ima nešto u toj bradi..." (in Serbian). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ Blic (3 October 2017). "Naš političar uživa kraj 36 godina mlađe supruge..." (in Serbian). Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Vojislav Mihailović
Acting
President of Serbia
Acting

2004
Succeeded by
Boris Tadić
Preceded by
Dragan Maršićanin
President of the National Assembly of Serbia
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Tomislav Nikolić
Preceded by
Nebojša Bradić
(Culture)
Jasna Matić
(Telecommunications and Information Society)
Minister of Culture, Media and Information Society
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Bratislav Petković