Željko Šturanović

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Željko Šturanović
Жељко Штурановић
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Prime Minister of Montenegro
In office
10 November 2006 29 February 2008
President Filip Vujanović
Preceded by Milo Đukanović
Succeeded byMilo Đukanović
Personal details
Born(1960-01-31)31 January 1960
Nikšić, PR Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Died30 June 2014(2014-06-30) (aged 54)
Paris, France
Political party Democratic Party of Socialists

Željko Šturanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Жељко Штурановић; 31 January 1960 – 30 June 2014) was a Montenegrin politician who was the Prime Minister of Montenegro from 2006 to 2008. [1]


Early life

Šturanović was born in Nikšić, in what was then the People's Republic of Montenegro, part of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia.

Prime Minister of Montenegro

Appointment as Prime Minister

Šturanović served as Minister of Justice in Prime Minister Milo Đukanović's government. After Đukanović's announcement on 3 October 2006 that he would not accept the nomination for the position of Prime Minister again, Šturanović was selected as a candidate for the position by the leaders of his party the following day. He was welcomed even by Montenegrin Opposition, which is otherwise known to be a harsh critic of the ruling coalition.

Šturanović and his government were elected by the Montenegrin parliament on November 10, 2006. The 14-member government, including two deputy prime ministers, was approved by a 42 to 28 vote. Šturanović was sworn in on the same day.

Premiership and resignation

On the eve of January 20, 2007, Šturanović was in Belgrade at Boris Tadić's Democratic Party during its campaign for the parliamentary election.

After becoming Prime Minister, he was diagnosed as having a rare tumour of the lung but was for the time being considered fit to continue as Prime Minister. At the time DPS President and former Prime Minister Đukanović assisted him in his administrative duties.

Šturanović signed the Stabilization and Association Agreement on behalf of the Government of Montenegro on 15 March 2007.

He resigned on 31 January 2008 for health reasons, saying that the therapy he was prescribed required him to work much less than would be possible while serving as Prime Minister. [2] He remained in office until Đukanović was approved by Parliament and sworn in at the end of February. He died in Paris at the age of 54 on 30 June 2014. [3]


PortfolioMinisterPartyTook office
Prime Minister
General Affairs Željko Šturanović DPS 10 November 2006
Deputy Prime Ministers
European integrationGordana Đurović DPS 10 November 2006
Economic and Financial PolicyVujica Lazović SDP 10 November 2006
Finance Igor Lukšić DPS 14 February 2004
JusticeMiraš Radović DPS 10 November 2006
Foreign Affairs Milan Roćen DPS 10 November 2006
Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentMilutin Simović DPS 10 November 2006
Defence Boro Vučinić DPS 10 November 2006
Economic development Branimir Gvozdenović DPS 10 November 2006
Education and ScienceSlobodan Backović DPS 10 November 2006
Culture and SportsPredrag Sekulić DPS 10 November 2006
Traffics and Naval Affairs Andrija Lompar SDP 10 November 2006
Sustainable Development and TourismPredrag Nenezić DPS 10 November 2006
HealthMiodrag Radunović DPS 10 November 2006
Human and Minority Rights Fuad Nimani DUA 10 November 2006
Internal AffairsJusuf Kalamperović SDP 8 January 2003
Without PortfolioSuad Numanović DPS 10 November 2006

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  2. "Montenegro PM resigns because of illness", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), January 31, 2008.
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