Ranko Krivokapić

Ranko Krivokapić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ранко Кривокапић; born August 17, 1961) is a Montenegrin politician. He is a former long-term President of the Parliament of Montenegro from 2003 to 2016,[2] and the President of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) from 2002 until his resignation in 2017. He is currently Member of Parliament of Montenegro and Honorary President of the SDP.

Ranko Krivokapić
Ранко Кривокапић
Ranko Krivokapić Senate of Poland.jpg
Krivokapić at the Senate of Poland in 2013.
President of the Parliament
In office
30 July 2003 – 18 May 2016
Preceded byFilip Vujanović
Succeeded byDarko Pajović
Member of the Parliament
In office
18 May 2016 – 30 August 2020
In office
31 May 1998 – 30 July 2003
Personal details
Born (1961-08-17) 17 August 1961 (age 59)
Kotor, SR Montenegro,
SFR Yugoslavia
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
ProfessionLawyer, politician
WebsiteParliament website

BiographyEdit

Krivokapić was born on 17 August 1961 in Kotor, Montenegro, Yugoslavia. His political interest began in the late 1980s. He graduated from the University of Niš Law School, and started pursuing LLM at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. Besides his native language, Krivokapić speaks English.

PoliticsEdit

He was elected a representative in Montenegrin Parliament six times, the first time being in 1989. He was a Montenegrin representative to the Parliament of Yugoslavia from 1993 to 1997. From 2003 to 2006, Krivokapić served as the speaker of Parliament of Montenegro within the state union of Serbia and Montenegro. Following the ratification of an independence referendum held in 2006 by the Parliament of Montenegro, Krivokapić became the President of a sovereign parliament rather than of a constituent state of a union.

He continued to serve in that position until his dismissal in 2016.[3] After the poor results at May 2019 local elections Krivokapić decided to resign from the office of SDP president. In June 2019, Draginja Vuksanović was elected new president of the Party, Krivokapic has been named honorary president.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Crnogorski državni vrh najviši na svetu!". kurir.rs. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  2. ^ Krivokapic's profile on Montenegrin Parliament's official website
  3. ^ "Očekivano: Pajović izabran za predsjednika Skupštine". CdM.
  4. ^ Draginja Vuksanović Stanković od danas na čelu SDP-a