|3rd Prime Minister of Montenegro|
November 10, 2006 – February 29, 2008
|Preceded by||Milo Đukanović|
|Succeeded by||Milo Đukanović|
|Born||January 31, 1960|
Nikšić, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
|Died||June 30, 2014 (aged 54)|
|Political party||Democratic Party of Socialists|
Prime Minister of MontenegroEdit
Appointment as Prime MinisterEdit
Šturanović served as Minister of Justice in Prime Minister Milo Đukanović's government. After Đukanović's announcement on 3 October 2006 that he would not accept the nomination for the position of Prime Minister again, Šturanović was selected as a candidate for the position by the leaders of his party the following day. He was welcomed even by Montenegrin Opposition, which is otherwise known to be a harsh critic of the ruling coalition.
Šturanović and his government were elected by the Montenegrin parliament on November 10, 2006. The 14-member government, including two deputy prime ministers, was approved by a 42 to 28 vote. Šturanović was sworn in on the same day.
Premiership and resignationEdit
After becoming Prime Minister, he was diagnosed as having a rare tumour of the lung but was for the time being considered fit to continue as Prime Minister. At the time DPS President and former Prime Minister Đukanović assisted him in his administrative duties.
Šturanović signed the Stabilization and Association Agreement on behalf of the Government of Montenegro on 15 March 2007.
He resigned on 31 January 2008 for health reasons, saying that the therapy he was prescribed required him to work much less than would be possible while serving as Prime Minister.  He remained in office until Đukanović was approved by Parliament and sworn in at the end of February. He died in Paris at the age of 54 on 30 June 2014.
|General Affairs||Željko Šturanović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Deputy Prime Ministers|
|European integration||Gordana Đurović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Economic and Financial Policy||Vujica Lazović||SDP||10 November 2006|
|Finance||Igor Lukšić||DPS||14 February 2004|
|Justice||Miraš Radović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Foreign Affairs||Milan Roćen||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||Milutin Simović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Defence||Boro Vučinić||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Economic development||Branimir Gvozdenović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Education and Science||Slobodan Backović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Culture and Sports||Predrag Sekulić||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Traffics and Naval Affairs||Andrija Lompar||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Sustainable Development and Tourism||Predrag Nenezić||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Health||Miodrag Radunović||DPS||10 November 2006|
|Human and Minority Rights||Fuad Nimani||DUA||10 November 2006|
|Internal Affairs||Jusuf Kalamperović||SDP||8 January 2003|
|Without Portfolio||Suad Numanović||DPS||10 November 2006|
- "Montenegro PM resigns because of illness", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), January 31, 2008.
- "Preminuo Željko Šturanović" (in Serbian). Blic Online. June 30, 2014.