Željko Šturanović

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

Željko Šturanović (Serbian: Жељко Штурановић, January 31, 1960 June 30, 2014) was the Prime Minister of Montenegro from November 10, 2006 until February 29, 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.

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.

Prime Minister of Montenegro (2006-2008)

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 June 30, 2014.[3]


  1. http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region.php?yyyy=2014&mm=07&dd=03&nav_id=90866
  2. "Montenegro PM resigns because of illness", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), January 31, 2008.
  3. "Preminuo Željko Šturanović" (in Serbian). Blic Online. June 30, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of Justice of Montenegro
2 July 2001 - 10 November 2006
Succeeded by
Miraš Radović
Preceded by
Milo Đukanović
Prime Minister of Montenegro
10 November 2006 - 29 February 2008
Succeeded by
Milo Đukanović
Preceded by
Slavoljub Stijepović
Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro
2009 - 2014
Succeeded by
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