New Vučić’s government. Eight new names. For the first time in Serbia one openly gay minister.

Slavica Đukić Dejanović and Milan Krkobabić will be ministers without Portfolio and along with Mladen Šarčević, Nela Kuburović, Ana Brnabić, Vladan Vukosavljević, Goran Knežević and Branislav Nedimović will be new members in the Vučić’s second government.

In detail, Ministry of Education will go to Mladen Šarčević and Ministry of Justice to Nela Kuburović, the former State secretary in the same department. Instead of Kori Udovički, to lead Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government has been called Ana Brnabić, vice president of NALED. The leading role at the department of culture will pass from Ivan Tasovac to Vladan Vukosavljević, actual Secretary of the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade. Goran Knežević, former mayor of Zrenjanin, will lead Ministry of Economy, while Branislav Nedimović, mayor of Sremska Mitrovica, will be the Minister of Agriculture.

The complete list of the ministers in the new government

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić (SNS)
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić (SPS)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Nebojša Stefanović (SNS)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović (SNS)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajić (SDPS)
Minister of Finance Dušan Vujović (Independent)
Minister of Economy Goran Knežević (SNS)
Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Branislav Nedimović (SNS)
Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antić (SPS)
Minister of Justice Nela Kuburović (SNS)
Minister of Defence Zoran Đorđevic (SNS)
Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Ana Brnabić (Independent)
Minister of Education, Science and Tecnological Development Mladen Šarčević (Independent)
Minister of Health Zlatibor Lončar (Independent)
Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs AleksandarVulin (The Movement of Socialists)
Minister of Youth and Sport Vanja Udovičić (SNS)
Minister of Culture and the Media Vladan Vukosavljević
Ministers without Portfolio Jadranka Joksimović, Slavica Đukić Dejanovic and Milan Krkobabić

Ana Brnabić, first openly gay minister in Serbia

Today in the Parliament Aleksandar Vučić said that the Serbian Government will have a minister who has officially declared to be gay: “Ana Brnabić who will be the minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government is a proud member of the LGBT community. She doesn’t hide it. She told me: “Mr. President, if this is a problem…” and I answered: “No, I’m only interested in your results”, said Vučić, adding: “That doesn’t bother me, this is her right. I’m only interested in her results. She is a woman who has done a lot for all of us and I’m looking forward to our working together”.

The new ministers

Minister of Economy – Goran Knežević, former mayor of Zrenjanin, as a member of Democratic Party and later on the Minister of Agricolture in the Dačić’s department.

Minister of Justice – Nela Kuburović, former State secretary in the department of Justice during the previous Vučić’s government.

Minister of Agriculture – Branislav Nedimović, mayor of Sremska Mitrovica from 2008, future Minister of Agricolture.

Minister of Education – Mladen Šarčević, owner of the private school “Ruđer Bošković”, will govern this department as an independent member of government.

Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government – Ana Brnabić, responsible for “delivery unit” within the Presidency of the Council, Director of “Continental Wind Serbia” and president of the Council of Administration of the NALED.

Minister of Culture – Vladan Vukosavljević, honorable member of the Royal Family Karađorđevic and current Secretary of the Secretariat for culture of the City of Belgrade passes to governing this sector on a national level.

Minister without Portfolio

The leader of the Socialist Party Slavica Đukic Dejanović, former minister of Health in the Dacic’s government in coalition with the Democratic Party, comes back to the government.

Minister without Portfolio – Milan Krkobabić, current president of the Posts of Serbia and the leader of the Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS).

(08.08.2016)

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