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Milo Đukanović
Мило Ђукановић
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2nd and 4th President of Montenegro
Assumed office
20 May 2018
Prime Minister Duško Marković
Preceded by Filip Vujanović
In office
15 January 1998 – 25 November 2002
Prime Minister Filip Vujanović
Preceded by Momir Bulatović
Succeeded by Filip Vujanović
1st Prime Minister of Montenegro
In office
4 December 2012 – 28 November 2016
President Filip Vujanović
Preceded by Igor Lukšić
Succeeded by Duško Marković
In office
29 February 2008 – 29 December 2010
President Filip Vujanović
Preceded by Željko Šturanović
Succeeded by Igor Lukšić
In office
8 January 2003 – 10 November 2006
President Filip Vujanović
Dragan Kujović
Filip Vujanović
Preceded by Dragan Đurović (Acting)
Succeeded by Željko Šturanović
In office
15 February 1991 – 5 February 1998
President Momir Bulatović
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Filip Vujanović
Minister of Defence
In office
5 June 2006 – 10 November 2006
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Boro Vučinić
Personal details
Born 15 February 1962 (1962-02-15) (age 58)
Nikšić, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegrin
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia (1979–1991)
Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (1991–present)
Other political
affiliations
Coalition for a European Montenegro (1998–2016)
Spouse(s) Lidija Kuč
Children 1
Relatives Aco Đukanović (brother)
Alma mater Veljko Vlahović University

Milo Đukanović (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Мило Ђукановић, pronounced [mǐːlo dʑǔkanoʋitɕ] ( listen); born 15 February 1962) is a Montenegrin politician who has been the President of Montenegro since 20 May 2018. He served as Prime Minister of Montenegro in three governments from 1991 to 1998, as President of Montenegro from 1998 to 2002, and as Prime Minister again from 2003 to 2006, from 2008 to 2010, and from 2012 to 2016. Đukanović is also the long-term president of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, originally the Montenegrin branch of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, which has governed Montenegro since the introduction of multi-party politics.

When Đukanović first emerged on the political scene, he was a close ally of Slobodan Milošević. In 1996, however, he turned against Milošević, abandoning the traditional joint Serbian and Montenegrin vision in favour of an independent Montenegro. He oversaw the conversion of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro and Montenegro's increasing separation from Serbia under his leadership, culminating in victory in the May 2006 independence referendum.

After serving continuously in office from 1991 to 2006, Đukanović first retired from politics in late 2006, but he returned to the office of Prime Minister in February 2008. He stepped down again in December 2010 before returning for a second time in December 2012 to lead Montenegro for a seventh term. After winning the 2016 parliamentary elections, Đukanović announced that he would resign as Prime Minister again. Speculation that he may run for President in 2018 was confirmed in March of that year. He was elected President in April 2018 in a landslide.

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