Dušan Petrović

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Dušan Petrović
Душан Петровић
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Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management
In office
14 March 2011 – 27 July 2012
Preceded by Slobodan Milosavljević (Trade and Services)
Saša Dragin (Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management)
Succeeded by Goran Knežević (Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management)
Rasim Ljajić (Trade)
Minister of Justice
In office
15 May 2007 – 7 July 2008
Preceded by Zoran Stojković
Succeeded by Snežana Malović
Personal details
Born (1966-09-08) 8 September 1966 (age 50)
Šabac, Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Political party Democratic Party (1992–2013)
Together for Serbia (2013–)
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Alma mater LL.B. of Univ. of Belgrade
Profession Lawyer
Religion Serbian Orthodox

Dušan Petrović (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [dǔʃan pětroʋitɕ]) (Serbian: Душан Петровић) (born 8 September 1966 in Šabac, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian politician, a former long-time member of Democratic Party (DS)[1] and the former Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management between 2011 and 2012 and former Minister of Justice in the Government of Serbia between 2007 and 2008.

Leader of the broken-off wing of politicians, as of 2013 he is the chairman of the Together for Serbia party.

Biography[edit]

Petrović completed elementary and high school in his hometown of Šabac, and graduated from the University of Belgrade's Law School. From 1992 to 2000 he worked as a lawyer, and from 2000 to 2004 he was the mayor of Šabac, as well as a deputy in the House of Citizens in the Parliament of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He is the member of the Democratic Party since 1992, and he progressed from the position of its local council in Šabac (1996), member of the party's Presidency (2000), one of its vice-presidents (since 18 February 2006), and the deputy president to the party's chairman Boris Tadić (since 25 March 2006). In the National Assembly of Serbia, where he was elected in the 2003 elections he held the position of chief of DS deputy group, and in 2003–2007 he was also the vice-president of the Assembly.

After difficult tripartite negotiations among Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Serbia and G17+ following the 2007 elections he became the Minister of Justice in the government led by Vojislav Koštunica.[2]

General references[edit]

  • Biography, Official website of Democratic Party.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "DS: Petrović i još troje isključeni" (in Serbian). B92. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Članovi nove Vlade Srbije" (in Serbian). B92. 16 May 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2006. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Zoran Stojković
Minister of Justice of Serbia
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Snežana Malović
Preceded by
Slobodan Milosavljević
(Trade and Services)
Saša Dragin
(Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management)
Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Goran Knežević
(Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management)
Rasim Ljajić
(Trade)