Pelević in 2013|
Pelević in 2013
|Native name||Борислав Пелевић|
22 November 1956|
Bublje, Peć Municipality, SFR Yugoslavia
25 October 2018 (aged 61)|
Party of Serbian Unity (1993–2007)|
Serbian Radical Party (2007–2008)
Serbian Progressive Party (2008–2013)
Council of Serbian Unity (2013–2014)
Borislav Pelević (Serbian Cyrillic language: Борислав Пелевић
- 22 November 1956 – 25 October 2018) was a Serbian politician. He was president of the nationalist Party of Serbian Unity (SSJ), a party with marginal importance in Serbian politics, until it merged with the Serbian Radical Party in December 2007.
Military and political career
Pelević was a commander of the Arkan's Tigers paramilitary during the War in Croatia, serving at the Erdut training camp. He was also a presidential candidate in September and December 2002 and in 2004.
He was elected to the National Assembly of Serbia on the Serbian Radical Party list twice, in 2007 and 2008. After the party's deputy leader, Tomislav Nikolić (who was also acting as parliamentary leader due to the absence of party leader Vojislav Šešelj), resigned from the SRS and formed the new Napred Srbijo! ("Forward, Serbia!") parliamentary group, Pelević left the SRS and joined Nikolić's group.
Pelević has also served as president of the kickboxing federation of Serbia and Montenegro.
He died on 25 October 2018, after a long illness.
- "Nationalists line up for Serb presidency". BBC Online. 18 November 2002. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131104121925/http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2489921.stm. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- Erlanger, Steven (23 January 2000). "In a Land Of Glitz And Crimes, He Stood Out". The New York Times. p. 4. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131114082233/http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/23/weekinreview/the-world-in-a-land-of-glitz-and-crimes-he-stood-out.html. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- "Preminuo Borislav Pelević" (in Serbian). b92.net. Blic. 25 October 2018. https://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2018&mm=10&dd=25&nav_category=11&nav_id=1461043. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
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