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The West backs Balkan autocrats to keep the peace, again - The Economist

ON JUNE 23RD, in the presence of as many foreign dignitaries as he could muster, Aleksandar Vucic had himself anointed president of Serbia. The former prime minister, elected on April 2nd, had taken the oath of office in May, but decided to stage a big ...and more »

Ana Brnabic defies critics to become first woman to lead Serbia - Irish Times

Serbia's parliament has approved Ana Brnabic as its new prime minister, making her the first woman and first openly gay person to lead the Balkan nation, but she is expected to be tightly controlled by dominant president Aleksandar Vucic. “The time ...and more »

Serbia Gets Its First Female, and First Openly Gay, Premier - New York Times

BELGRADE, Serbia — When President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia nominated Ana Brnabic to the powerful post of prime minister this month, the West hailed it as a landmark decision that put her on course to become the country's first female and first ...and more »

New Serbian cabinet holds first session - B92

The new Serbian government, elected on Thursday, held the first session in Belgrade on Friday, and decided to to appoint Novak Nedic as its secretary-general. Source: B92, Tanjug Friday, June 30, 2017 | 15:44 ...and more »

National Assembly elects Serbia's new government - B92

212 out of 250 deputies were in attendance. There were no abstentions. The new government needed at least 126 votes to be elected. A little after 20:00 hours CET the new prime minister and her cabinet took the oath of office, in the presence of mostly ...and more »

Serbia set for first openly gay leader - Financial Times

Ana Brnabic would like to be known for her policy work on egovernment rather than her sexuality. “Hopefully this will blow over in three or four days, and then I won't be known as the gay minister,” she said when appointed to Serbia's cabinet last year ...and more »

Is The Power Of The Kosovo Myth Fading? - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Serbia has again marked its most important state holiday -- Vidovdan, or St. Vitus's Day -- and newly elected President Aleksandar Vucic led the official commemoration on June 28 for the first time, laying a wreath at the monument to the fallen heroes ...and more »

Profile: Ana Brnabic, first female prime minister in Serbia - Xinhua

BELGRADE, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Ana Brnabic, first woman and LGBT person to become part of Serbian government, has been elected on Thursday at the parliament as the new Prime Minister of the country by 157 votes out of 250 MPs. Brnabic was born in ...and more »

Corrections: July 1, 2017 - New York Times

INTERNATIONAL. Because of an editing error, an article on Thursday about the new prime minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, referred incorrectly to her political affiliation. She is backed by the Serbian Progressive Party, but she is not a member of any party.and more »

Serbia names gay woman, Ana Brnabic, as prime minister - The Times

Serbia is set to confirm an openly gay woman as prime minister in a double first for the Balkan nation as it seeks to join the European Union. The appointment of Ana Brnabic, 41, who has a master's degree from Hull University, has been welcomed by ...and more »