Slavica Đukić Dejanović

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Slavica Đukić Dejanović
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Minister of Health
In office
27 July 2012 – 27 April 2014
Preceded by Zoran Stanković
Succeeded by Zlatibor Lončar
12th President of the National Assembly
In office
25 June 2008 – 31 May 2012
Preceded by Oliver Dulić
Succeeded by Nebojša Stefanović
President of Serbia
Acting
In office
5 April 2012 – 31 May 2012
Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković
Preceded by Boris Tadić
Succeeded by Tomislav Nikolić
Minister of Family Care
In office
24 October 2000 – 25 January 2001
Prime Minister Milomir Minić
Preceded by Miroslav Nedeljković
Succeeded by Dragan Milovanović (Labour and Employment)
Personal details
Born (1951-07-04) 4 July 1951 (age 63)
Rača, Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Political party Socialist Party of Serbia
Alma mater University of Belgrade

Slavica Đukić Dejanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Славица Ђукић Дејановић, pronounced [slâʋitsa dʑûkitɕ dɛjǎːnɔʋitɕ]) (born 4 July 1951 in Rača) is a Serbian politician, and former Minister of Health in the Government of Serbia,[1] acting President of Serbia and President of the National Assembly of Serbia, and a long-time member of the Socialist Party of Serbia.[2]

Dejanović is the second woman at the head of the National Assembly of Serbia, after Nataša Mićić who was President of Parliament 2001-2004, and the first one in the independent Serbia.

Biography[edit]

Dejanović was born on 4 July 1951 in Rača near Kragujevac, where she finished her elementary and secondary school. She graduated at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, where she received her M.A. in 1983. and Ph.D. in 1986.

Professional career[edit]

Dejanović has worked at the University of Kragujevac Medical School since 1982, where she was first assistant, then docent and then as of 1992 she was an assistant professor. In 1996 Dejanović became a full professor. She also served as the Director of Clinical-Hospital Center in Kragujevac from 1995 to 2001. when she was removed from management functions but she remained to work as a doctor. Dejanović is the director of the Clinic for Psychiatry in Kragujevac and vice dean of Medical School and the vice president of the Association of Psychiatrists of Serbia. She was the president of the Commission for Drugs and a member of the Governing Board of Medical research within Section of science and technology.

Political career[edit]

Parallel with her doctor's career, Dejanović was building a political career as well. She became a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia when she was 18 years old. Dejanović was the chairman of Standing Action Conference of the League and a member of the Municipal Committee of the League for Kragujevac. Dejanović has been the member of the Socialist Party of Serbia since 12 September 1990. She was a member of the Main Board, the Executive Committee of the SPS and the chairwoman of Kragujevac Regional Committee of the SPS. She was elected for the vice-president of SPS for the first time in 1996 and remained in that position until April 1997. She was elected for the same function again on 12 May 2002 and reelected on 4 December 2006. In two terms she served as the MP in the National Assembly of Serbia and two terms as a Federal Deputy. In the interim Serbian government between October 2000 and January 2001 she was the minister for the care of the family.

On 25 June 2008, Dejanović was elected the President of the National Assembly of Serbia.[3]

Following the decision of President Boris Tadić to resign and seek re-election in Serbian presidential elections on 6 May 2012, Slavica Đukić Dejanović became Acting President of Serbia on 5 April 2012.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Miroslav Nedeljković
Minister of Family Care
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Dragan Milovanović
as Minister of Labour and Employment
Preceded by
Oliver Dulić
President of the National Assembly
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Nebojša Stefanović
Preceded by
Boris Tadić
President of Serbia
Acting

2012
Succeeded by
Tomislav Nikolić
Preceded by
Zoran Stanković
Minister of Health of Serbia
2012-014
Succeeded by
Zlatibor Lončar