Dragiša Pešić

Dragiša Pešić
Драгиша Пешић
5th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
In office
24 July 2001  7 March 2003
President Vojislav Koštunica
Preceded by Zoran Žižić
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1954-08-08)8 August 1954
Danilovgrad, PR Montenegro, FPR Yugoslavia
Died 8 September 2016(2016-09-08) (aged 62)
Podgorica, Montenegro
Nationality Montenegrin
Political party Democratic Party of Socialists
Socialist People's Party
Religion Serbian Orthodox

Dragiša Pešić (Serbian: Драгиша Пешић; 8 August 1954 – 8 September 2016) was a Montenegrin politician. He was the last Prime Minister of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia before it was officially transformed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in February 2003.


Pešić was born in Danilovgrad, then part of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. He studied economic sciences at University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Economics.

In 1998, he became a Minister of Finance in Belgrade, when Socialist People's Party (SNP) leader at that time Momir Bulatović, a competitor of Milo Đukanović, became Yugoslav head of the government. After the fall of Slobodan Milošević, Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) needed the SNP on the Yugoslav federal level to form a majority, because Đukanović had boycotted the 2000 Yugoslav election and openly called for Montenegrin independence from FR Yugoslavia.

He died on 8 September 2016 at the age of 62.[1]


Preceded by
Zoran Žižić
Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
position abolished
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