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Slobodan Petrović

Slobodan Petrović

Kosovar politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Kosovar politician
A.K.A. Slobodan Petrovic
Countries Kosovo
Occupations Politician
Gender male
Birth 21 December 1969 (Prishtina)
Politics Independent Liberal Party
The details

Slobodan Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Петровић; born 21 December 1969) is a Kosovo Serb politician, who is one of five Deputy Prime Ministers of the Republic of Kosovo. He is also head of the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) and a member of the Kosovo Assembly.


In September 2006, Petrović set up the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) in Kosovo. He stated that the aims of the party were to help Kosovo's Serb communities stay in Kosovo and to improve living conditions so as to secure a sustainable and realistic return of displaced Serbs. On 8 February 2009, Petrović met with Albanian President Bamir Topi. They discussed about the situation in Kosovo and that Albania was a major factor towards stability in Kosovo. On 13 February 2009, Petrović was named "Personality of the Year" by a group of seven non-governmental organisations. In the December 2010 Kosovan Parliamentary Elections, Petrović's party got 8 seats (2 main, 6 Serbs); with 14,352 votes (2.02%). On 20 February 2011, he signed a coalition agreement with Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi. This coalition agreement will make Petrović the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo. Also his party will be in charge of three Government ministries; Local Self-Government Ministry, Communities and Return Ministry and Labour and Social Welfare Ministry. On 22 February 2011, Petrović was made one of five Deputy Prime Ministers of Kosovo. He was also made Minister for Local Government Administration.

Personal life

Petrović is an ethnic Serb and was born on 21 December 1969 in Pristina, then SFR Yugoslavia. Petrović is married and is a lawyer by profession.

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