Borislav Pelević

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Borislav Pelević
Native name Борислав Пелевић
Born (1956-11-22) 22 November 1956 (age 60)
Peć, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Occupation Politician

Borislav Pelević (Serbian Cyrillic: Борислав Пелевић; born 22 November 1956) is a Serbian politician. He was president of the nationalist Party of Serbian Unity (SSJ),[1] a party with marginal importance in Serbian politics, until it merged with the Serbian Radical Party in December 2007. Pelević fought with Arkan's Tigers[2] during the war in the Republic of Serbian Krajina, serving at the Erdut training camp. He was also a presidential candidate in the Serbian presidential election, 2004.

He was elected to the Serbian parliament on the Serbian Radical Party list twice, in 2007 and 2008. After the party's deputy leader, Tomislav Nikolić (who was also acting as parliamentary leader due to the absence of party leader Vojislav Šešelj), resigned from the SRS and formed the new "Napred Srbijo!" parliamentary group, Pelević left the SRS and joined Nikolić's group. Pelević has served as president of the kickboxing federation of Serbia and Montenegro.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nationalists line up for Serb presidency". BBC Online. 18 November 2002. Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Erlanger, Steven (23 January 2000). "In a Land Of Glitz And Crimes, He Stood Out". The New York Times. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.