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Radoje Kontić (Радоје Контић) (born May 31, 1937 in Nikšić, Zeta Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is a retired Montenegrin politician and technologist. He was the last Chairman of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro's Executive Council from 1989 to 1991 - a post which he obtained by riding the wave of the anti-bureaucratic putsch in Montenegro during January 1989. He also served as the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia[1] from February 9, 1993 until May 19, 1998 when he lost a no-confidence vote. He was a member of the League of Communists of Montenegro and later a member of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro.

Radoje Kontić
Радоје Контић
Stevan Kragujevic,Radoje Kontic, jugoslovenski i crnogorski politicar.JPG
2nd Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
In office
9 February 1993 – 19 May 1998
PresidentDobrica Ćosić
Miloš Radulović (acting)
Zoran Lilić
Srđa Božović (acting)
Slobodan Milošević
Preceded byMilan Panić
Succeeded byMomir Bulatović
Personal details
Born (1937-05-31) May 31, 1937 (age 82)
Nikšić, Zeta Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political partyDemocratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro

Like many others in the technocratically inclined second generation of Yugoslav communists, Kontić entered politics through directorial stints in state-owned companies. In Kontić's particular case, he worked his way up the corporate/political ladder in the Nikšić steelmill throughout the late 1960s and 1970s. Finally in 1978 he became a member of SR Montenegro's Executive Council, thus entering politics full-time.


  1. ^ "Yugoslavia: Ever smaller?". The Economist. 21 May 1998. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Vuko Vukadinović
President of the Executive Council of Montenegro
29 March 1989–15 February 1991
Succeeded by
post abolished/transformed
Milo Đukanović
(Prime Minister of Montenegro)
Preceded by
Milan Panić
Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
9 February 1993–19 May 1998
Succeeded by
Momir Bulatović