Serbia's gay PM Ana Brnabic set to take office after ruling party gathers support for her in Parliament

Serbia's first gay and female prime minister is set to take office in staunchly conservative Serbia after ruling populists gathered majority support for her.

AP June 23, 2017 16:23:07 IST
Serbia's gay PM Ana Brnabic set to take office after ruling party gathers support for her in Parliament

Belgrade: Serbia's first gay and female prime minister is set to take office in staunchly conservative Serbia next week after ruling populists gathered majority support for her in Parliament.

Officials said on Friday that the assembly will convene on Saturday to start the proceedings for the election of Ana Brnabic and her government. The vote is likely next week.

Serbia's president Aleksandar Vucic has proposed US-educated Brnabic for the post. Her election was thrown into doubt amid reports that hardliners in the ruling coalition have refused support because of her sexual orientation.

Vucic, who switched from premier to president in April, is hosting a formal inauguration ceremony on Friday. Top regional leaders and representatives of foreign governments, including the US and Russia, are attending.

 

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