Vladislav Dajković

Vladislav Dajković (Serbian Cyrillic: Владислав Дајковић; born 13 January 1992) is a Montenegrin blogger, political activist and politician. He was one of the founders and former secretary general of the True Montenegro, a right-wing populist political party in Montenegro, which he left in 2019.

Vladislav Dajković
Владислав Дајковић
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Personal details
Born (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 29)
Cetinje, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Montenegro)
NationalityMontenegrin
Political partyIndependent (2019–present)
PCG (2018–2019)
DEMOS (2015–2018)
Other political
affiliations
For the Future of Montenegro
(2020)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
ITES de Monterrey
OccupationPolitical activist, politician
Websitedajkovic.me

BiographyEdit

Early life and educationEdit

Dajković was born in 1992 in Cetinje, which at the time was a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He finished high school in Podgorica and later graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education at their Mexico City campus. He also received his master's degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. He practiced his English language skills in Washington D.C.[1] He declares himself a Montenegrin but also a Serb.[2] He said that for him a Montenegrin represents a Serb, and a Serb represents a Montenegrin.[3]

Political careerEdit

In 2014, Dajković joined the "Movement for Neutrality" and served in the main board of the movement. He was also а member of the centre-right DEMOS.

In September 2015, he was beaten up outside of a bar in the center of Podgorica. He gave a statement to police where he said that the manager of the bar beat him up.[4] After the incident, Dajković stated that the manager of the bar is closely related to then Prime Minister and the current President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović. He also stated that he won't stop his political activism until Đukanović leaves office.[5]

He also appeared in a TV talk show hosted by a Serbian-Canadian director Boris Malagurski.[3] Dajković has established himself as a fierce critic of the ruling DPS of Milo Đukanović, as well as the accession of Montenegro to NATO.[6][3]

In 2018, he was one of the founders and was named the general secretary of the True Montenegro, a right-wing populist political party in Montenegro which is led by Marko Milačić, also a former member of the "Movement for Neutrality".

In September 2019, Dajković and Milačić were arrested after Milačić climbed on the roof of the car and gave a speech he was supposed to give in front of the prosecutor's office. The Police Administration announced that he prevented the officers of the Communal Inspection from performing their official duties. In late 2019, Milačić removed Dajković from his position as the general secretary due to the "insurmountable loss of professional and personal trust".[7]

He has participated in numerous protests against the government including the Montenegrin religious protests in 2019-2020.[6] For the 2020 Montenegrin parliamentary elections, he endorsed the coalition For the Future of Montenegro, and its leader Zdravko Krivokapić. He also announced that he will be joining the campaign of the coalition.[8]

He has received media attention for posting many anti-government humorous videos on his Facebook page which numbers more than 100,000 followers.[9][10][11] He holds good relations with a Serbian nationalist politician, Miša Vacić and a Republika Srpska politician, Draško Stanivuković with whom he participated in an anti-government rally in Nikšić on 28 August 2020.[12][13]

In October 2020, Dajković went to Belgrade to pick up his master's diploma. His car also ended up keyed with the inscription "MNE" (abbreviation for Montenegro). He accused the people close to President Đukanović for this incident.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dajkovic.me – Vladislav Dajković". Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  2. ^ "Jesam sam Crnogorac, ali sam i Srbin". Glas javnosti (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  3. ^ a b c "Дајковић за Српски историју: Данашњу Црну Гору видим као заробљену земљу коју по цијену живота морамо ослободити". СРПСКА ИСТОРИЈА (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  4. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Ponovo priveden presednik Prave Crne Gore". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  5. ^ ИН4С. "vladislav dajkovic necu stati sve dok se ne obori rezim mila" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  6. ^ a b "VLADISLAV DAJKOVIĆ: Partija Mila Đukanovića i njeni poltroni mi crtaju metu na čelu!". NOVOSTI (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  7. ^ "Milačić smijenio Dajkovića: Gubitak profesionalnog i ličnog povjerenja". vijesti.me (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  8. ^ "Vladislav Dajković". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  9. ^ "Dajković objavio novi klip: Turizam propada zbog antisrpske politike režima". Borba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  10. ^ "DAJKOVIĆ OTVARA FABRIKE U CRNOJ GORI DOK MILO OTVARA SUPER MARKETE! (VIDEO)". Glas javnosti (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  11. ^ "PRVI TURISTA IZ ZIMBABVEA STIGAO U CRNU GORU: Afrikanci za spas sezone! (VIDEO)". Glas javnosti (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  12. ^ "SRPSKA DESNICA ZVANIČNO POSTAJE POLITIČKA PARTIJA: "Ovo je naša zemlja i ovde će da važe naša pravila! (FOTO+VIDEO)". Pink.rs | Najbrži portal u Srbiji (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  13. ^ "Vladislav Dajković". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  14. ^ "Šta je Dajković radio u Beogradu". CdM. Retrieved 2020-10-16.