Slavica Đukić Dejanović

Slavica Đukić Dejanović
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Slavica Đukić Dejanović in Belgrade in June 2010
Minister without Portfolio
In office
11 August 2016 – 28 October 2020
Prime MinisterAleksandar Vučić
Ivica Dačić (Acting)
Preceded byVelimir Ilić
Succeeded byNovica Tončev
Minister of Health
In office
27 July 2012 – 27 April 2014
Prime MinisterIvica Dačić
Preceded byZoran Stanković
Succeeded byZlatibor Lončar
President of Serbia
In office
5 April 2012 – 31 May 2012
Prime MinisterMirko Cvetković
Preceded byBoris Tadić
Succeeded byTomislav Nikolić
12th President of the National Assembly
In office
25 June 2008 – 31 May 2012
Prime MinisterMirko Cvetković
Preceded byOliver Dulić
Succeeded byNebojša Stefanović
Minister of Family Care
In office
24 October 2000 – 25 January 2001
Prime MinisterMilomir Minić
Preceded byMiroslav Nedeljković
Succeeded byDragan Milovanović (Labour and Employment)
Personal details
Born (1951-07-04) 4 July 1951 (age 69)
Rača, Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Political partySPS
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade

Slavica Đukić Dejanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Славица Ђукић Дејановић, pronounced [slâʋitsa dʑûkitɕ dɛjǎːnɔʋitɕ]; born 4 July 1951) is a Serbian politician, former Minister of Health in the Government of Serbia,[1] acting Head of State of Serbia and President of the National Assembly of Serbia, and a long-time member of the Socialist Party of Serbia.[2]

Dejanović is the second woman at the head of the National Assembly of Serbia, after Nataša Mićić, who was President of Parliament 2001–2004, and the first one in the independent Serbia. In that role she was also the Acting President of Serbia following the resignation of Boris Tadić in 2012 and was the first woman to hold the post of Head of State of Serbia since independence in 2006.


Dejanović was born on 4 July 1951 in Rača near Kragujevac, where she finished her elementary and secondary school. She graduated at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, where she received her M.A. in 1983. and Ph.D. in 1986.

Professional career

Dejanović has worked at the University of Kragujevac Medical School since 1982, where she was first assistant, then docent and then as of 1992 she was an assistant professor. In 1996 Dejanović became a full professor. She also served as the Director of Clinical-Hospital Center in Kragujevac from 1995 to 2001. when she was removed from management functions but she remained to work as a doctor. Dejanović is the director of the Clinic for Psychiatry in Kragujevac and vice dean of Medical School and the vice president of the Association of Psychiatrists of Serbia. She was the president of the Commission for Drugs and a member of the Governing Board of Medical research within Section of science and technology.

Political career

Parallel with her doctor's career, Dejanović was building a political career as well. She became a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia when she was 18 years old. Dejanović was the chairman of Standing Action Conference of the League and a member of the Municipal Committee of the League for Kragujevac. Dejanović has been the member of the Socialist Party of Serbia since 12 September 1990. She was a member of the Main Board, the Executive Committee of the SPS and the chairwoman of Kragujevac Regional Committee of the SPS. She was elected for the vice-president of SPS for the first time in 1996 and remained in that position until April 1997. She was elected for the same function again on 12 May 2002 and reelected on 4 December 2006. In two terms she served as the MP in the National Assembly of Serbia and two terms as a Federal Deputy. In the interim Serbian government between October 2000 and January 2001 she was the minister for the care of the family.

On 25 June 2008, Dejanović was elected the President of the National Assembly of Serbia.[3]

Following the decision of President Boris Tadić to resign and seek re-election in Serbian presidential elections on 6 May 2012, Slavica Đukić Dejanović became Acting President of Serbia on 5 April 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Progressives, Socialists announce names of new ministers". B92. 2012-07-22.
  2. ^ "Biografija Slavice Đukić-Dejanović". RTV Pink. 2008-06-26.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) SPS candidate elected parliament speaker
  4. ^ http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/slavica-djukic-dejanovic-serbia-s-new-acting-president

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Political offices
Preceded by
Oliver Dulić
President of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Nebojša Stefanović
Preceded by
Boris Tadić
President of Serbia

Succeeded by
Tomislav Nikolić
Preceded by
Zoran Stanković
Minister of Health of Serbia
Succeeded by
Zlatibor Lončar

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