Miomir Mugoša

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Miomir Mugoša
Miomir Mugoša
Mayor of Podgorica
In office
2000–2014
Personal details
Born (1950-07-23) 23 July 1950 (age 64)
Cetinje, Montenegro (then Yugoslavia)
Political party DPS
Residence Podgorica

Miomir Mugoša (Cyrillic: Миомир Мугоша), MD (born 23 July 1950) is a Montenegrin physician and politician. He has been mayor of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, from 2000 to 2014. He also served as the president of FK Budućnost Podgorica, main soccer team in Podgorica.

Born in Cetinje, Mugoša completed primary school and high school in Podgorica, and graduated from the University of Belgrade's School of Medicine. He specialized in general surgery, with an emphasis on hepatobiliary surgery.[1]

Mugoša worked in the emergency service of the health center and at the Surgery Clinic of the Clinical Center in Montenegro. He performed a duty of the Director of the Clinical Center in Montenegro in the period of 1996-97. Mayor Mugoša is the minister with the longest service in the Government of Montenegro - from 1990 to November 2000 he covered the position of the Minister of Health with the exception of 3 months during which he acted as the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare.[1]

Mugoša has been a member of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS) since its founding. He is a member of the main board of DPS in Donja Gorica.

He lives in Podgorica at Mareza in a family house, on the property of his ancestors.

Mugoša was recently involved in scandal with abusive behavior regarding journalist of local newspaper "Vijesti" Mihailo Jovović. According to some sources the journalist of "Vijesti" Jovovic was beaten and his redactor was also involved.[2]

On September 13, 2006, Mugoša was reelected to manage the municipality of Podgorica for a second term.[3] In 2010, while DPS failed to win absolute majority of seats in Podgorica local assembly, he managed to obtain support from two opposition delegates, and secure a third term in the office. His mandate ended on June 24, 2014, and DPS chose not to appoint him as a candidate for a fourth term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mugoša, Miomir". Poslanici i poslanice (24. saziv Skupštine) (in Serbian). Parliament of Montenegro. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  2. ^ "SDP supports stripping Mugoša of immunity". B92. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Opštinska izborna komisija u Podgorici saopštila privremene rezultate izbora". Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (in Serbian). Retrieved 2009-11-25.  Google automatic translation to English
Preceded by
Mihailo Burić
Mayor of Podgorica
2000–present
Succeeded by
incumbent