Balša Božović President, Serbia

Balša, born in 1983 in Belgrade, has been a member of the Serbian Parliament for many years and the head of the Democratic Party’s parliamentary group in the Belgrade City Assembly. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, where he is currently completing his master’s studies. He is a member of the Democratic Party since 2004, and President of the Democratic Youth since June 2009. He was a City councilor in the Assembly of the City of Belgrade from 2008 to 2012. In the parliamentary elections on May 6, 2012, he was elected a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. He will perform this function after the elections in March 2014 and 2016. He was the Deputy Head of the largest opposition parliamentary club in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia from 2016 to 2020, and one of the most prominent members of parliament. He is a member of the Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs and a deputy member of the Committee on Spatial Planning, Transport, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, as well as on the Committee on Education, Science, Technological Development and Information Society. He is known for his activism, uncompromising fight for respect for academic integrity and solving the problems of homeless military retirees. He is an alumnus and published author of the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.