‘Eleven new ministers’

Published on 30 August 2013 at 09:59

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Prime Minister Ivica Dačić (Socialist Party of Serbia) completed the reshuffle of his government on August 29, putting an end to two months of negotiations with his coalition partner and deputy prime minister, Aleksandar Vučić (of the Serbian Progressive Party), reports Politika.

The 18-member cabinet will include 11 new ministers, including several independent experts. Among the most notable appointments are Minister of Finance Lazar Krstić, a 29-year-old Yale trained economist and mathematician, businessman Saša Radulović who will take over as minister for the economy, and the director of the Belgrade Philharmonic, Ivan Tasovac, who is the new minister of culture.

The Serbian parliament is expected to vote on a motion of confidence in the new government in the coming days.

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