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Gorica Gajić

Gorica Gajić

Serbian politician
The basics
Occupations Politician
Gender female
Birth January 1, 1958
The details

Gorica Gajić (Serbian Cyrillic: Горица Гајић; born January 1, 1958) is a politician in Serbia. She is currently serving her second term in the National Assembly of Serbia as a member of the Democratic Party of Serbia (Demokratska stranka Srbije, DSS). Previously, Gajić was a member of the Assembly of Serbia and Montenegro from 2004 to 2006.

Private life and early political career

Gajić is a graduate economist based in Svilajnac.

By virtue of its performance in the 2003 Serbian parliamentary election, the DSS won the right to appoint twenty members to the Federal Assembly of Serbia and Montenegro in early 2004. Gajić was appointed as part of the party's delegation and served on the assembly's committee for internal economic affairs and finance. The federal assembly ceased to exist in 2006, when Montenegro declared its independence.

Gajić was the DSS's candidate for mayor of Svilajnac in 2004. Although unsuccessful in that contest, she served as the town's deputy mayor after the election.

Member of the National Assembly

Gajić was included on the DSS's electoral lists for the National Assembly of Serbia in 2003, 2007, and 2008, although she was not included in the party's parliamentary delegation after any of these elections.

Serbia's electoral laws were reformed in 2011 to stipulate that each electoral list winning representation in the assembly would have its mandates distributed to candidates in the numerical order of their appearance on the list. Gajić received the twenty-fourth position on the DSS's list for the 2012 parliamentary election. The party won twenty-one mandates, and she was not immediately declared elected; after the resignation of three candidates ahead of her, however, she was able to take her seat in the assembly on June 25, 2012. She served as an opposition member for the next two years.

Gajić was promoted to the fifteenth position on the DSS's list in the 2014 election, but the party did not receive enough votes to cross the electoral threshold to win representation in the assembly. She was chosen as a party vice-chair in October 2014, following Vojislav Koštunica's resignation from the party.

The DSS contested the 2016 parliamentary election in alliance with Dveri. Gajić received the eighth position on their list and was declared elected to a second term in the assembly when the list won thirteen mandates. In November of the same year, the DSS parliamentary group fell apart amid internal divisions. Gajić, Milan Lapčević, and Dejan Šulkić were the only representatives to remain with the party; as four members are needed to form a parliamentary group, all three currently sit as independents in the assembly.

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