Branko Kostić

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Branko Kostić
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
(Acting)
In office
6 December 1991 – 15 June 1992
Prime Minister Ante Marković
Aleksandar Mitrović (Acting)
Preceded by Stipe Mesić
Succeeded by Office dissolved
14th Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
6 December 1991 – 15 June 1992
Preceded by Stipe Mesić
Succeeded by Dobrica Ćosić and Suharto
Personal details
Born (1927-08-28) 28 August 1927 (age 87)
Rvaši, Cetinje, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Nationality Serb

Branko Kostić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Костић, born in 1927) was a Montenegrin Serb politician. He served as the President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro from March 1989 to December 1990, and then as the acting Chairman of the Presidency of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1992. He was a member of the League of Communists of Montenegro until 1990 after which he joined the new Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro. On 16 May 1991 he became a member of the Collective Presidency of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

He was an intense proponent of Serbian-Montenegrin unity. When a reporter asked him what the difference was between Montenegrins and Serbs, he replied: "a vast majority of Montenegrins can say they are Serbs, while a vast majority of Serbs cannot say they are Montenegrins".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milosevic and Markovic, by Slavoljub Djukic, 2001
Political offices
Preceded by
Stjepan Mesić
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
(Acting)

6 December 1991–15 June 1992
Succeeded by
post abolished
Preceded by
Slobodan Simović (Acting)
President of the Presidency of SR Montenegro
17 March 1989–23 December 1990
Succeeded by
Momir Bulatović
as President of Montenegro
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Stjepan Mesić
Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
1991-1992
Succeeded by
Dobrica Ćosić