|3rd President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|
23 July 1997 – 5 October 2000
|Prime Minister||Radoje Kontić|
|Preceded by||Zoran Lilić|
|Succeeded by||Vojislav Koštunica|
|1st President of Serbia|
11 January 1991[a] – 23 July 1997
|Prime Minister||Dragutin Zelenović|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Dragan Tomić (Acting) |
|14th President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Serbia|
8 May 1989 – 11 January 1991[a]
|Prime Minister||Desimir Jevtić|
|Preceded by||Petar Gračanin |
Ljubiša Igić (Acting)
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Born||20 August 1941|
|Died||11 March 2006 (aged 64)|
The Hague, Netherlands
|Political party||Socialist Party of Serbia|
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
(m. 1971; his death 2006)
|Alma mater||University of Belgrade Faculty of Law|
|a. ^ Became "President of the Presidency" of the Socialist Republic of Serbia (a constituent country of SFR Yugoslavia) on 8 May 1989. After SFR Yugoslavia collapsed, he continued as the first President of the Republic of Serbia (a constituent of the newly formed FR Yugoslavia) from 11 January 1991.|
Slobodan Milošević listen (help·info) (Serbian: Слободан Милошевић, pronounced [sloˈbodan miˈloʃevitɕ]; August 20, 1941 – March 11, 2006) was a Serbian, Yugoslav leader. He was President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and then President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.
Power[change | change source]
He was the leader of Serbia's ruling Socialist Party. He was a leader in the Yugoslav Wars. He also led his nation to defend itself against NATO aggression that took Kosovo from Serbia. NATO leaders charged him for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the bombing of Yugoslavia. He lost re-election in 2000.
Milosevic did not retreat his army because of NATO's 77 days of bombing. His goal was to keep Kosovo within Serbian parallel structures. Once resolution was passed, he retreated but also managed (with other politicians) to hold on to North Kosovo whose area is 1200KM2 or 11%, where 96% of its population is Serbian whose religion is Christian.
Imprisonment and death[change | change source]
After his fall from power in 2001, he was taken to The Netherlands to stand trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, but died after five years in prison before the case could reach a conclusion. He did not recognize the tribunal calling it an American/UN puppet court and said he was being tried for standing up to NATO expansion. Many accusations against him regarding Kosovo proved to be false. It was said by the UN tribunal that Milosevic, who had chronic heart problems and a high blood pressure, died of a heart attack.