Nenad Čanak

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Nenad Čanak
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President of the Assembly of Vojvodina
In office
23 October 2000 – 30 October 2004
Preceded by Živorad Smiljanić
Succeeded by Bojan Kostreš
Personal details
Born (1959-11-02) November 2, 1959 (age 57)
Pančevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Political party League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina

Nenad Čanak (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Чанак, pronounced [nɛ̂naːd tʃǎnak]; born November 2, 1959) is a Serbian writer, television personality and politician, the co-founder and leader of the centre-left League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina. He was the President of the Assembly of Vojvodina from 2000 to 2004, and has since been a member of the Serbian Parliament.

Early and personal life[edit]

Čanak was born in Pančevo, in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia (now Serbia). His paternal ancestors were colonists from Zrmanja, Gračac in Lika (in modern Croatia).[1] His father was born in Banat.[2]

He was raised in a family of teachers, and went to the general and musical high school (Flute) in Novi Sad, graduated from the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Economics at Subotica and after that specialized in marketing and computer networks at the Executive Training Center in Brdo pri Kranju in 1989.[1] Nenad Čanak was married to Marija Vasić until their divorce in 2001. They have a son together, born in 1999.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Čanak is the co-founder and leader of the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV, est. 1990).[3] In 1991 he was mobilized during the War in Croatia and sent to the front in Ilok.[1] At the start of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, he requested to be mobilized but was turned down.[1]

He was also the President of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina from 2000 to 2004.

From 2004 he is member of Serbian parliament. In Spring 2009 he took part in regional edition of Big Brother reality show, Veliki Brat VIP All Stars.[4]


The LSV actively seeks decentralization of Serbia with a higher autonomy for Vojvodina. He has said "We want a Vojvodina in which it will be order, civility and prosperity".[1]