Branka Stamenković

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Branka Stamenković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранка Стаменковић; born 1968) is a politician in Serbia. She has served in the National Assembly of Serbia since 2016 as a member of the It's Enough – Restart (Dosta je bilo, DJB) association, better known in English by the name "Enough Is Enough."

Early life and career[edit]

Stamenković is a translator, working in the fields of popular psychology and astrology.[1] She has herself worked as an astrologer.[2][3] Stamenković was a student of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture and a graduate student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She also launched the "Mother's Courage" initiative to improve conditions in Serbian maternity hospitals. She lives in Belgrade.[4]

Political career[edit]

Stamenković received the tenth position on the DJB electoral list in the 2014 Serbian parliamentary election.[5] The list did not cross the electoral threshold to win representation in the assembly.

She received the thirteenth position on the DJB list in the 2016 election and was on this occasion elected when the list won sixteen mandates. The election was won by the Serbian Progressive Party and its allies, and the DJB serves in opposition.[6]

Following a series of splits within the DJB, Stamenković and former leader Saša Radulović were left as the movement's only remaining members of the assembly in November 2018. Stamenković was selected by DJB's main board to become its interim leader.[7]

Stamenković is currently a member of the assembly's culture and information committee; a member of the committee on labour, social issues, social inclusion, and poverty reduction; a member of the health and family committee; a member of the European integration committee; a member of the committee on administrative, budgetary, mandate, and immunity issues; a deputy member of the committee on human and minority rights and gender equality, the environmental protection committee, and the committee on the rights of the child; a member of Serbia's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (where she serves as an independent member)[8]; a member of Serbia's delegation to the parliamentary assembly of the Francophonie; and a member of the parliamentary friendship groups with Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Бранка Стаменковић – Биографија, Dosta je bilo, accessed 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ Tore Lomsdalen, "An Interview with Branka Stamenkovic", The Mountain Astrologer, April/May 2009.
  3. ^ [https://www.b92.net/zdravlje/roditeljstvo.php?yyyy=2009&mm=02&nav_id=347309 Nataša Vukićević, "Srpska 'majka hrabrosti' na delu," B92, 27 February 2009, accessed 25 June 2018.
  4. ^ BRANKA STAMENKOVIĆ, Otvoreni Parlament, accessed 25 June 2018.
  5. ^ Избори за народне посланике Народне скупштине одржани 16. и 23. марта 2014. године, ИЗБОРНЕ ЛИСТЕ (ДОСТА ЈЕ БИЛО - САША РАДУЛОВИЋ), Republika Srbija - Republička izborna komisija, accessed 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ Избори за народне посланике 2016. године » Изборне листе (ДОСТА ЈЕ БИЛО – САША РАДУЛОВИЋ), Republika Srbija - Republička izborna komisija, accessed 18 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Branka Stamenković na čelu DJB, Mihajlović razrešen", Danas, 8 November 2018, accessed 9 January 2019.
  8. ^ Branka STAMENKOVIĆ", Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, accessed 9 January 2019.
  9. ^ BRANKA STAMENKOVIC, National Assembly of Serbia, accessed 25 June 2018.