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Boris Tadić was the 3rd President of Serbia

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BirthdayJanuary 15, 1958
NationalitySerbian
FamousFormer President of Serbia, Serbian Leaders, Leaders, Presidents
SpousesTatjana Tadić, Veselinka Zastavniković
SiblingsVjera Tadić
Childrens Maša Tadić, Vanja Tadić
Universities
  • University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy
  • University of Belgrade
Birth PlaceSarajevo
ReligionSerbian Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Christianity
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherLjubomir Tadić
MotherNevenka Tadić
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inSarajevo
Famous asFormer President of Serbia

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Who is Boris Tadić?

Boris Tadić was the 3rd President of Serbia. Born to a philosopher father and a psychologist mother, he was an intelligent child and was raised in an intellectually rich environment. After obtaining a degree in social psychology, he tried his hands in various fields; he worked as a journalist, military psychologist and as a professor of psychology before finally entering politics. He was one of the members who laid the foundation of the Democratic Party which was a part of the grand coalition of political parties that were opposing the monopoly power of Slobodan Milošević. He served on several posts in the party until being appointed the leader and presidential candidate of the party in the 2004 elections. He won the elections and became the 3rd president of Serbia, a post he retained in the following presidential elections in 2008, with support from most of the other political parties. As the President of Serbia, he carried out economic reforms and liberalized key sectors such as telecommunication, aiming to make his country more attractive to investors. In 2012, he resigned as President in order to trigger an early election and to ensure that the presidential election coincide with the parliamentary election. But he lost the presidential election to Tomislav Nikolic.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born on January 15, 1958, in Sarajevo, the capital of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Ljubomir, a philosopher, and his wife, Nevenka, a psychologist.

When he was three years old, his family moved to Belgrade where his father got a job at the newspaper ‘Liberation’. He received his elementary education and matriculated from the ‘First Belgrade Gymnasium’ in Dorćol.

Later, he attended the ‘University of Belgrade’ and graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy with a degree in psychology. While in college, he was arrested for ‘participating in the demonstrations demanding that arrested students be released from detention’ and was imprisoned for a month.

Career

He started his career as a journalist, then worked as a military clinical psychologist and later served as a professor of psychology at the ‘First Belgrade Gymnasium’. He also worked as a lecturer of political advertising at the Faculty of Drama, University of Belgrade.

In 1990, he became one of the co-founders of the Democratic Party (DS) and the organization that succeeded it, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS). The primary objective of this political formation was to bring to an end the monopoly power of the then President Slobodan Milosevic and call for democratic elections.

In 2000, he was appointed as the Minister of Telecommunications in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and served as the Minister of Defense of Serbia and Montenegro from March 2003. He also served as a Member of Parliament of the Democratic Party in the parliament and later on as its vice-speaker.

He served two terms as the deputy leader of the Democratic Party before being elected as the new leader in 2004, following the assassination of Zoran Đinđić. As the newly elected Democratic Party leader, he was nominated as the party’s candidate for the 2004 presidential elections.

In the 2004 elections, he defeated his opponent, Tomislav Nikolić of the nationalist Radical Party. On July 11, 2004, he took office as the President of Serbia.

Since the adoption of the new Constitution of Serbia, early presidential elections are required under the constitutional law. Therefore, presidential elections were held in 2008 in which the party re-nominated him as their candidate.

In February 2008, he won the presidential elections against Nikolić again and took oath at the inauguration ceremony on February 15, 2008 in the National Assembly of Serbia.

On April 5, 2012, he submitted his resignation which led to an early call for presidential election that coincided with the parliamentary election. This time, he lost to Tomislav Nikolić from the Serbian Progressive Party, and was highly criticized for resigning early from his post which led to his defeat.

Following his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, he stepped down as the party’s leader, and took up the position of the ‘Honorary President’ of the party.

In early 2014, after losing the internal re-elections in the Democratic Party to Dragan Đilas, he resigned from his position of honorary president and left the party.

Major Works

As the president of Serbia, he devoted himself to promoting the privatization of public services and stabilizing the economy of Serbia for better future prospects.

Awards & Achievements

In 2007, he received the ‘European Prize for Political Culture’ awarded by the Swiss Foundation ‘Hans Ringier’ of the Ringier Publishing House.

In 2008, he was presented with the ‘Quadriga Award’, an annual German award sponsored by Werkstatt Deutschland, a non-profit organization based in Berlin.

In 2009, he was awarded the ‘40 Years of Revolution Medal’ of Libya.

In 2011, he was awarded the ‘North-South Prize’ by the Council of Europe.

In 2012, he was conferred with the ‘Ilyas Afandiyev International Prize’ of Azerbaijan.

Personal Life & Legacy

From 1980 to 1996, he was married to Veselinka Zastavniković, a journalist. They had no children and later got divorced.

Later, he married Tatjana Rodić, with whom he has two daughters.

Trivia

In 1998, he founded the Centre for modern skills, an NGO dealing with political and civil education, and the development of the political culture and dialogue.

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Boris Tadić awards

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European Prize for Political Culture (2007)
Medal For the Contribution to the Victory of Russian Federation (2008)
Steiger Award of Rhine-Ruhr (2010)
North–South Prize of the Council of Europe (2011)

Boris Tadić biography timelines

  • // 15th Jan 1958
    He was born on January 15, 1958, in Sarajevo, the capital of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Ljubomir, a philosopher, and his wife, Nevenka, a psychologist.
  • // 1980 To 1996
    From 1980 to 1996, he was married to Veselinka Zastavniković, a journalist. They had no children and later got divorced.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he became one of the co-founders of the Democratic Party (DS) and the organization that succeeded it, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS). The primary objective of this political formation was to bring to an end the monopoly power of the then President Slobodan Milosevic and call for democratic elections.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he founded the Centre for modern skills, an NGO dealing with political and civil education, and the development of the political culture and dialogue.
  • // 2000 To Mar 2003
    In 2000, he was appointed as the Minister of Telecommunications in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and served as the Minister of Defense of Serbia and Montenegro from March 2003. He also served as a Member of Parliament of the Democratic Party in the parliament and later on as its vice-speaker.
  • // 2004
    He served two terms as the deputy leader of the Democratic Party before being elected as the new leader in 2004, following the assassination of Zoran Đinđić. As the newly elected Democratic Party leader, he was nominated as the party’s candidate for the 2004 presidential elections.
  • // 2004
    In the 2004 elections, he defeated his opponent, Tomislav Nikolić of the nationalist Radical Party. On July 11, 2004, he took office as the President of Serbia.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he received the ‘European Prize for Political Culture’ awarded by the Swiss Foundation ‘Hans Ringier’ of the Ringier Publishing House.
  • // 2008
    Since the adoption of the new Constitution of Serbia, early presidential elections are required under the constitutional law. Therefore, presidential elections were held in 2008 in which the party re-nominated him as their candidate.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he was presented with the ‘Quadriga Award’, an annual German award sponsored by Werkstatt Deutschland, a non-profit organization based in Berlin.
  • // 15th Feb 2008
    In February 2008, he won the presidential elections against Nikolić again and took oath at the inauguration ceremony on February 15, 2008 in the National Assembly of Serbia.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he was awarded the ‘40 Years of Revolution Medal’ of Libya.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he was awarded the ‘North-South Prize’ by the Council of Europe.
  • // 2012
    On April 5, 2012, he submitted his resignation which led to an early call for presidential election that coincided with the parliamentary election. This time, he lost to Tomislav Nikolić from the Serbian Progressive Party, and was highly criticized for resigning early from his post which led to his defeat.
  • // 2012
    Following his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, he stepped down as the party’s leader, and took up the position of the ‘Honorary President’ of the party.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was conferred with the ‘Ilyas Afandiyev International Prize’ of Azerbaijan.
  • // 2014
    In early 2014, after losing the internal re-elections in the Democratic Party to Dragan Đilas, he resigned from his position of honorary president and left the party.

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Boris Tadić's FAQ

  • What is Boris Tadić birthday?

    Boris Tadić was born at 1958-01-15

  • Where is Boris Tadić's birth place?

    Boris Tadić was born in Sarajevo

  • What is Boris Tadić nationalities?

    Boris Tadić's nationalities is Serbian

  • Who is Boris Tadić spouses?

    Boris Tadić's spouses is Tatjana Tadić, Veselinka Zastavniković

  • Who is Boris Tadić siblings?

    Boris Tadić's siblings is Vjera Tadić

  • Who is Boris Tadić childrens?

    Boris Tadić's childrens is Maša Tadić, Vanja Tadić

  • What was Boris Tadić universities?

    Boris Tadić studied at University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

  • What is Boris Tadić's religion?

    Boris Tadić's religion is Serbian Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Christianity

  • How tall is Boris Tadić?

    Boris Tadić's height is 188

  • Who is Boris Tadić's father?

    Boris Tadić's father is Ljubomir Tadić

  • Who is Boris Tadić's mother?

    Boris Tadić's mother is Nevenka Tadić

  • What is Boris Tadić's sun sign?

    Boris Tadić is Capricorn

  • How famous is Boris Tadić?

    Boris Tadić is famouse as Former President of Serbia