Ana Brnabić

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Ana Brnabić
Ана Брнабић
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Prime Minister of Serbia
Assumed office
29 June 2017
PresidentAleksandar Vučić
DeputyIvica Dačić
Preceded byIvica Dačić (Acting)
Minister of Public Administration and Local Self Government
In office
11 August 2016 – 29 June 2017
Prime MinisterAleksandar Vučić
Ivica Dačić (Acting)
Preceded byKori Udovički
Succeeded byBranko Ružić
Personal details
Born (1975-09-28) 28 September 1975 (age 44)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materNorthwood University
University of Hull

Ana Brnabić (pronounced [âna bř̩nabit͜ɕ]; born 28 September 1975) is a Serbian politician. She has been the Prime Minister of Serbia since 29 June 2017. She became the first woman and first openly gay person to hold the office.[1]

She was previously the Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of Serbia[2] from 11 August 2016 until 29 June 2017, under Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Acting Prime Minister Ivica Dačić.

After Vučić was inaugurated as the President of Serbia on 31 May 2017, he proposed Brnabić as his successor in June.[3] Her government was voted into office on 29 June 2017 by a majority of 157 out of 250 Members of the National Assembly of Serbia.[4]

Brnabić is the fifth openly LGBT head of government in Europe and the world (following Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Elio Di Rupo, Xavier Bettel and Leo Varadkar), the first openly LGBT head of government in Eastern Europe and the second female LGBT head of government overall.

References[change | change source]

  1. Surk, Barbara (2017-06-28). "Serbia Gets Its First Female, and First Openly Gay, Premier". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  2. Government of Serbia, government makeup
  3. "Ana Brnabić mandatarka za sastav nove Vlade". N1. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. The Associated Press (2017-06-29). "Serbia Lawmakers Elect 1st Female and 1st Openly Gay Premier". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-06-30.