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Dragan Djilas

Dragan Djilas

Dragan Đilas was born on 22 February 1967 in Belgrade. He completed primary and secondary school in Belgrade, where he also graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

He was active in the opposition to the regime of Slobodan Milosevic, leading his fellow students in demonstrations against Milosevic in 1991 and 1992. He also took part in demonstrations against the regime in 1996 and 2000.

Mr. Đilas is a member of the Democratic Party since 2004.

He served as Director of the National Office of the President of Serbia from 2004 until 2007, when he became Minister responsible for implementing the National Investment Plan.

He was elected Mayor of Belgrade in 2008 and re-elected to the post in 2012.

During the XIV Congress of the Democratic Party in December 2010 Dragan Đilas became Vice-President of the party. In November 2012, the XV Congress elected him to succeed to Boris Tadic as party leader.

He is one of the founders of the humanitarian organization "Our Serbia" who takes care of children who has lost one or both parents in the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

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