Mladen Bojanić

Mladen Bojanić (Serbian Cyrillic: Младен Бојанић; born 14 October 1962) is a Montenegrin economist, politician and former MP. He was one of the founders and former secretary general of socioally liberal Positive Montenegro (PCG) party. He ran for President of Montenegro at the 2018 elections. Since November 2020 Bojanić is currently the Minister of Capital Investments in the Government of Montenegro and the cabinet of Zdravko Krivokapić since December 2020.[1][2]

Mladen Bojanić
Младен Бојанић
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Mladen Bojanić in February 2019, at anti-corruption protest in Podgorica.
Minister of Capital Investments
Assuming office
24 November 2020
Prime MinisterZdravko Krivokapić
SucceedingOsman Nurković (as Minister of Transportation and Maritime Affairs)
Member of Parliament
In office
14 October 2012 – 16 October 2016
PresidentRanko Krivokapić
Darko Pajović
Personal details
Born (1962-10-14) 14 October 1962 (age 58)
Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Podgorica, Montenegro)
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Positive Montenegro
(2012–2014)
Alma materUniversity of Montenegro
ProfessionEconomist, politician

BiographyEdit

Bojanić, was born in 1962 in Titograd (present-day Podgorica), Montenegro, at that time part of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro of SFR Yugoslavia. He graduated at the Faculty of Economics at the Veljko Vlahović University in Titograd. He was a member of the Board for the Association of Banks, other Financial Organizations and Insurance Companies of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro. In 2011, he was Vice-President of the Assembly of the Council of Economists of Montenegro.[3]

Political careerEdit

He decided to enter political life in 2012 by joining the newly founded social liberal Positive Montenegro party. He served as party secretary general, which was one of the key positions in party and one of the party representatives in the Parliament of Montenegro. In 2014, he decided to leave the party due to disagreements with party leader Darko Pajović and decides to continue activities as an independent MP.[4]

In 2016, he was part of Resistance to Hopelessness, an anti-establishment and military neutrality political movement and support Democratic Front list for 2016 parliamentary election.[5] On 9 March 2018, the presidency of Democratic Front decides to support Bojanić to run for president of Montenegro at April 2018 presidential election, his candidacy was previously proposed by Democratic Montenegro and United Reform Action.[6] Socialist People's Party, United Montenegro and the Democratic Front also supported his candidacy.[7]

During the campaign, he declared himself a Montenegrin by ethnicity, speaker of the Serbian language and a believer of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. At the election, Bojanić came second, behind Milo Đukanović, with 33.40% of the vote. He was part of 2019 anti-corruption protests and 2019-2020 Clerical protests.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PM Designate Zdravko Krivokapic Presents New Government, Total Montenegro News, 7 November 2020
  2. ^ "Montenegro Elects First Government Without Djukanovic Party". Balkan Insight. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  3. ^ Šef Kluba - Klub samostalnih poslanika (2014-2016), Parlament of Montenegro, official website
  4. ^ Frakcija isključena iz Pozitivne, partiju napustio i Abazović, Slobodna Evropa, 15 October 2014
  5. ^ "Otpor beznađu" želi objedinjenu opoziciju, Novosti
  6. ^ Dogovor postignut: Mladen Bojanić kandidat većeg dijela opozicije, Vijesti, 9 March 2018
  7. ^ SNP podržao Bojanića, CdM, 14 March 2018