|First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia|
28 October 2020
|Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development|
28 October 2020
|Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government|
29 June 2017 - 28 October 2020
|Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration|
2 September 2013 - 27 July 2014
|Born||14 December 1975|
Zemun, Belgrade SFR Yugoslavia
|Political party||Socialist Party of Serbia (1996-present)|
|Alma mater||University of Belgrade|
Branko Ru?i? (Serbian Cyrillic: , born 14 December 1975) is a Serbian politician. He is a long time-member of the Socialist Party of Serbia and member of its executive board. He currently serves as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development.
He also served as the Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration from 2013 to 2014, and the Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government in the Government of Serbia from 2017 to 2020.
He graduated from the University of Belgrade and served dean student of the faculty from 1996 to 1999. During the time at the University, he joined the party of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milo?evi? - Socialist Party of Serbia.
From April 2000 to December 2002, he was the president of the Youth of the party. He also served as the spokesperson of the party from March 2001 to December 2002. He was an MP in the National Assembly of Serbia from January 2001 to December 2003. From 2004 to 2006 he was an MP in National Assembly of Serbia and Montenegro and several other European Boards.
From 2008 to 2013 he served as the president of position parliamentary group of Socialist Party of Serbia in National Assembly, as well as a member of the permanent delegation of the National Assembly of Serbia to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where he was a member of the Political Committee and a member of the Human Rights Committee. In September 2013, after the reconstruction of the cabinet of Ivica Da?i?, he was named the Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration and stayed on that position until 27 April 2014.
In February 2017, the Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vu?i? decided to run for the 2017 Serbian presidential elections. He won the elections in the first round and was sworn as the President of Serbia on 31 May 2017. Weeks later, he gave mandate to Ana Brnabi? to form the governmental cabinet. On 29 June 2017, the cabinet of Ana Brnabi? was formed, with Ru?i? being named the Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government.
Ru?i? and his wife Ana have two children, son Milutin and daughter Elena.
|| Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration
| Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government
| First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
| Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development|
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