Milutin Mrkonjić

Milutin Mrkonjić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милутин Мркоњић; pronounced [milǔtin mr̩̂kɔɲitɕ]; born 23 May 1942) is a Serbian politician. He co-founded the Socialist Party of Serbia together with Slobodan Milošević.

Milutin Mrkonjić
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Mrkonjić in 2011
Minister of Transportation
In office
27 July 2012 – 2 September 2013
Prime MinisterIvica Dačić
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byAleksandar Antić
Minister of Infrastructure and Energy
In office
14 March 2011 – 27 July 2012
Prime MinisterMirko Cvetković
Preceded byHimself
Petar Škundrić (Energy)
Succeeded byHimself
Zorana Mihajlović (Energy)
Minister of Infrastructure
In office
7 July 2008 – 14 March 2011
Prime MinisterMirko Cvetković
Preceded byVelimir Ilić
Succeeded byHimself
Personal details
Born (1942-05-23) 23 May 1942 (age 79)
Belgrade, German-occupied Serbia
NationalitySerbian
Political partySocialist Party of Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionCivil engineer

Education and careerEdit

Mrkonjić graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1968.[1] He was the first director of CIP - Institute of Transportation.[2]

He was the head of the Reconstruction Agency after NATO bombing of FR Yugoslavia in 1999.[2]

He ran for president in the 2008 election under slogans "Achievements speak for themselves" (Serbian: Дела говоре, Dela govore) and "Our Comrade!" (Наш друг! Naš drug!). Mrkonjić finished fourth with 5.97%.

On 8 May 2007 Mrkonjić became Vice President of the National Assembly of Serbia, and on 7 July 2008 he became Minister for Infrastructure in the Serbian government. He became the Minister for Infrastructure and Energy in March 2011.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Serbia: Presidential Elections — 2008" (PDF). Norwegian Centre for Human Rights/NORDEM. p. 5.
  2. ^ a b c "Government of Serbia Vice-Presidents and Ministers". srbija.gov.rs. Government of Serbia. Retrieved 13 December 2011.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Velimir Ilić
Minister of Infrastructure of Serbia
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Milutin Mrkonjić
Preceded by
Milutin Mrkonjić
Petar Škundrić
Minister of Infrastructure and Energy of Serbia
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Milutin Mrkonjić
Zorana Mihajlović (Energy)
Preceded by
Milutin Mrkonjić
Minister of Transportation of Serbia
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Aleksandar Antić
Party political offices
Preceded by
post created
Honorary President of the Socialist Party of Serbia
2015–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent