Slobodan Uzelac

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Prof. dr. sc.
Slobodan Uzelac
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Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development, Reconstruction and Return
In office
12 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader
Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by Damir Polančec
Succeeded by Branko Grčić
Personal details
Born August 9, 1947
Kakma, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Citizenship Croatian (ethnicity:Serb)
Political party Independent Democratic Serb Party
Alma mater Ph.D. of University of Belgrade
Profession Defectologist
Religion Serbian Orthodox

Slobodan Uzelac, Ph.D., (Serbian: Слободан Узелац, born in Kakma on August 9, 1947[1]) who served as Vice Prime Minister of Croatia for Regional Development, Reconstruction and Return. He is the member of Serb minority in Croatia.

He offered his resignation in March 2008, after the Croatian Government recognized Kosovo's declaration of independence[2] However, Prime Minister Ivo Sanader did not accept his resignation, and the Independent Democratic Serb Party subsequently decided against withdrawing its member from the government.[3]

Slobodan Uzelac received his Ph.D. in medicine from the University of Belgrade (Belgrade Medical School) in 1981.[4] He was a guest lecturer at the Penn State University in 2001.

Uzelac is the president of Serbian Cultural Society Prosvjeta.

In addition to Serbian, Uzelac also speaks English and Russian.[5] He is a member of the Advisory Board of the democratic left magazine Novi Plamen.[6]