Mirko Jović

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Mirko Jović (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирко Јовић; born 13 August 1959 in Zemun) is a Serbian politician who stood for president of Serbia in the 2004 Serbian presidential election for the Radical Party of People, Serbia, Diaspora and European Bloc. He lives in Belgrade.

Political career[edit]

Together with Vuk Drašković and Vojislav Šešelj, Jović founded the Serbian National Renewal party (SNO) in 1989. However, the trio soon found themselves at political crossroads and their party disintegrated into three pieces by 1990. Jović kept the SNO, Šešelj formed the Serbian Radical Party and Drašković formed the Serbian Renewal Movement. The unpopularity of the Jović's nationalist agenda was most markedly shown in Vojvodina, his home province.[citation needed]

This animosity towards Serbian National Renewal ideology culminated in spontaneous mass beating of Jović and the leadership of the party during the party meeting in city of Vrbas in 1991.[citation needed]

He was a volunteer soldier in the Bosnian War, where he was the leader of the White Eagles militia[1][2][3] and called for "‘a Christian, Orthodox Serbia with no Muslims and no unbelievers".[4] In the 2004 Serbian presidential election he won 5,546 votes or 0.18% of the votes.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [[Misha Glenny|Glenny, Misha (1992) The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War Penguin, London, pg. 39; ISBN 0-14-017288-2
  2. ^ Tanner, Marcus (1997) Croatia: a nation forged in war, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, pg. 245; ISBN 0-300-07668-1
  3. ^ THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA Case No. IT-02-54-T, Prosecution's Second Pre-Trial Brief (Croatia and Bosnia Indictments), 31 May 2002, pg. 90.
  4. ^ Velikonja, Mitja (2003), "Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina", Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas, pg. 268; ISBN 1-58544-226-7