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Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister

AP  |  Belgrade (Serbia) 

Serbia's president has formally nominated the highly conservative country's first openly gay prime minister.

Aleksandar Vucic announced today that Ana Brnabic is nominated as the prime minister-designate. Her needs formal approval by Serbia's next week.



Vucic calls it "a difficult decision reached in the interest of Serbia and its citizens." Brnabic is currently minister of public administration and local

Brnabic's appointment for the last year was hailed by rights groups as historic for the Balkan country whose gay community often faces discrimination, harassment and violence.

Vucic, a former extremist-turned-reformist, has promised to boost gay rights as part of efforts to move closer to European Union membership.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister

Serbia's president has formally nominated the highly conservative country's first openly gay prime minister. Aleksandar Vucic announced today that Ana Brnabic is nominated as the prime minister-designate. Her government needs formal approval by Serbia's parliament next week. Vucic calls it "a difficult decision reached in the interest of Serbia and its citizens." Brnabic is currently government minister of public administration and local government. Brnabic's appointment for the government last year was hailed by rights groups as historic for the Balkan country whose gay community often faces discrimination, harassment and violence. Vucic, a former extremist-turned-reformist, has promised to boost gay rights as part of efforts to move closer to European Union membership. Serbia's president has formally nominated the highly conservative country's first openly gay prime minister.

Aleksandar Vucic announced today that Ana Brnabic is nominated as the prime minister-designate. Her needs formal approval by Serbia's next week.

Vucic calls it "a difficult decision reached in the interest of Serbia and its citizens." Brnabic is currently minister of public administration and local

Brnabic's appointment for the last year was hailed by rights groups as historic for the Balkan country whose gay community often faces discrimination, harassment and violence.

Vucic, a former extremist-turned-reformist, has promised to boost gay rights as part of efforts to move closer to European Union membership.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister

Serbia's president has formally nominated the highly conservative country's first openly gay prime minister.

Aleksandar Vucic announced today that Ana Brnabic is nominated as the prime minister-designate. Her needs formal approval by Serbia's next week.

Vucic calls it "a difficult decision reached in the interest of Serbia and its citizens." Brnabic is currently minister of public administration and local

Brnabic's appointment for the last year was hailed by rights groups as historic for the Balkan country whose gay community often faces discrimination, harassment and violence.

Vucic, a former extremist-turned-reformist, has promised to boost gay rights as part of efforts to move closer to European Union membership.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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