Enis Imamović

Enis Imamović (Serbian Cyrillic: Енис Имамовић; born June 25, 1984) is a politician in Serbia from the country's Bosniak community. He has served in the National Assembly of Serbia since 2012 as a member of the Party of Democratic Action of Sandžak (Stranka demokratske akcije Sandžaka; SDA).

Enis Imamović
Енис Имамовић
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Personal details
Born (1984-06-25) June 25, 1984 (age 37)
Novi Pazar, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
CitizenshipSerbian
NationalityBosniak
Political partyParty of Democratic Action of Sandžak
Alma materState University of Novi Pazar
OccupationPolitician

Early life and private careerEdit

Imamović was born in the Sandžak community of Novi Pazar, at the time part of the Socialist Republic of Serbia in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1] He has a degree in biochemistry from the State University of Novi Pazar and is a professor of the subject.[2] He was also a professional volleyball player from 1999 to 2008.[3]

Political careerEdit

Imamović joined the SDA's youth wing in 2003. In 2008, he was elected as a SDA vice-president and appointed as a party spokesperson.[4]

In January 2009, he charged that a mob encouraged by rival political parties sought to assassinate SDA leader Sulejman Ugljanin during a confrontation at the headquarters of the Bosniak List for a European Sandžak, a political alliance headed by the SDA.[5] The Sandžak Democratic Party, one of the rival parties identified by Imamović, rejected the assertion that anyone sought to harm Ugljanin, let alone assassinate him.[6] The incident remains a source of division in Sandžak politics and has never been fully investigated. In 2015, Imamović accused local authorities of witness intimidation and other abuses of power pertaining to the matter.[7]

Imamović received the third position on the SDA's electoral list in the 2012 Serbian parliamentary election.[8] The list won two mandates. Imamović, though not immediately elected, was awarded a position in the assembly on July 25, 2012, as a replacement for Ugljanin, who led the list but resigned his mandate almost immediately after the election.[9] Imamović was promoted to the second position on the SDA's list for the 2014 election and was re-elected when the party won three seats.[10]

In 2014, he proposed a type of autonomy for the Sandžak similar to that of South Tyrol within Italy.[11]

He once again received the second position on the SDA's list for the 2016 election and was returned for a third term when the party won two seats.[12] The SDA currently sits in a parliamentary alliance with the Liberal Democratic Party, and Imamović is its deputy leader. He is also a member of the parliamentary committee on human and minority rights and gender; a member of the committee on labour, social issues, social inclusion, and poverty reduction; a deputy member of two other committees; a member of Serbia's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean; and a deputy member of Serbia's delegation to the parliamentary dimension of the Central European Initiative.[13] Throughout his time in the assembly, Imamović has served as a member of the opposition.

He is seeking re-election in the 2020 Serbian parliamentary election, holding the lead position on the SDA list.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ENIS IMAMOVIĆ, Otvoreni Parlament, accessed July 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Imamović Enis," Regional Academy for Democracy, accessed July 3, 2017.
  3. ^ ENIS IMAMOVIĆ, Otvoreni Parlament, accessed October 24, 2017.
  4. ^ ENIS IMAMOVIĆ, Otvoreni Parlament, accessed October 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Serbia: Sandzak party spokesman says rival group attempted to "kill" leader," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, January 20, 2009 (Source: FoNet news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian 1909 gmt 19 Jan 09). The confrontation was sparked by the SDA-led coalition's refusal to obey a court order (subsequently overturned) requiring them to move their headquarters from Novi Pazar's House of Culture. See "Serbia: Court overturns decision on Sandzak bloc's use of controversial premises," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, March 13, 2009 (Source: Radio-Televizija Jedinstvo, Novi Pazar, in Serbian 1745gmt 13 Mar 09).
  6. ^ "Serbia's Bosniak leader holds rally to demand "justice for Sandzak"," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, January 19, 2016 (Source: Slavka Bakracevic: "Ugljanin: Autonomy Cure for Bosniak Problems," Politika website, Belgrade, in Serbian Jan 17, 16.
  7. ^ "Imamović: Zastrašivanje svedoka o incidentu iz 2009" Blic (source: Tanjug), June 12, 2015.
  8. ^ Избори за народне посланике Народне скупштине, 6. мај 2012. године, ИЗБОРНЕ ЛИСТЕ (Странка демократске акције Санџака – др Сулејман Угљанин Stranka demokratske akcije Sandzaka – dr. Sulejman Ugljanin) Archived September 11, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, Republika Srbija – Republička izborna komisija, accessed May 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Избори за народне посланике Народне скупштине, 6. мај 2012. године, ДОДЕЛА МАНДАТА НАРОДНИХ ПОСЛАНИКА (Одлука о додели мандата народних посланика ради попуне упражњених посланичких места у Народној скупштини од 25. јула 2012. године) Archived September 11, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, Republika Srbija – Republička izborna komisija, accessed May 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Избори за народне посланике Народне скупштине одржани 16. и 23. марта 2014. године, ИЗБОРНЕ ЛИСТЕ (СДА Санџака – др Сулејман Угљанин SDA Sandzaka – dr. Sulejman Uglјanin) Archived May 6, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Republika Srbija – Republička izborna komisija, accessed April 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Serbian paper suspicious of calls for region's autonomy," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, September 26, 2014 (Source: Zarko Rakic: "Tyrol on the Pester Plateau," Politika website, Belgrade, in Serbian Sep 25, 14; "Pundits say calls for autonomy to be taken seriously given Kosovo experience," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, September 29, 2014 (Source: Mirjana Cekerevac: "Why Scotland and South Tyrol Are Inspiration for Autonomists," Politika website, in Serbian Sep 28, 14).
  12. ^ Избори за народне посланике 2016. године » Изборне листе (SDA Sandžaka – Dr. Sulejman Ugljanin СДА Санџака – Др Сулејман Угљанин) Archived April 27, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Republika Srbija – Republička izborna komisija, accessed April 28, 2017.
  13. ^ ENIS IMAMOVIC, National Assembly of Serbia, accessed July 3, 2017.
  14. ^ ИЗБОРИ ЗА НАРОДНЕ ПОСЛАНИКЕ НАРОДНЕ СКУПШТИНЕ, 21. ЈУН 2020. ГОДИНЕ Изборне листе (УЈЕДИЊЕНА ДЕМОКРАТСКА СРБИЈА (СДА Санџака – др Сулејман Угљанин SDA Sandžaka – dr. Sulejman Ugljanin), Republika Srbija – Republička izborna komisija, accessed June 16, 2020.