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Anton Rop


In office
11 December 2002 – 9 November 2004
President Milan Kučan
Janez Drnovšek
Preceded by Janez Drnovšek
Succeeded by Janez Janša

Born 27 December 1960 (1960-12-27) (age 49)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Political party Social Democrats (2007–present)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Democracy (Before 2007)
Alma mater University of Ljubljana

Anton Rop (born 27 December 1960) is a Slovenian politician. He is currently a member of the National Assembly of Slovenia. He was the fourth Prime Minister of Slovenia, from 2002 to 2004. Until 2005 he was also the president of the Liberal Democratic Party (Liberalna Demokracija Slovenije - LDS), the legal successor of the Slovenian Association of Socialist Youth. On March 20, 2007, he left the party and joined the Social Democrats.

Rop was born in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana in 1984. In 1991, he was admitted to the master's degree in economics, with a thesis on state expenditure and economic growth. From 1985 to 1992 he was Assistant Director of the Slovenian Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, where he also headed working groups for the projects of fiscal informatics and investments in economic infrastructure and tackled Slovenia's developmental problems. He has written numerous articles about investment, market and housing topics. In his capacity as assistant director of the Institute and advisor to the government he started working in the field of privatisation and legislation drafting as early as 1992.

In 1993 he was appointed State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Relations and Development, charged with privatisation and regional development. He managed system solutions in ownership transformation and the privatisation process in Slovenia. Between 1996 and 2000 he held the office of Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs.

Following elections to the National Assembly at the end of 2000 he was appointed minister of finance. He performed this function until December 19, 2002 when he was elected prime minister. He came into conflict with President Janez Drnovšek, though they are from the same party. His government lost the October 2004 elections, and he relinquished the post of Prime Minister on November 9, 2004 when Janez Janša was elected.

Political offices
Preceded by
Rina Klinar
Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs
1996–2000
Succeeded by
Miha Brejc
Preceded by
Zvonko Ivanušič
Minister of Finance
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Dušan Mramor
Preceded by
Janez Drnovšek
Prime Minister of Slovenia
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Janez Janša
Party political offices
Preceded by
Janez Drnovšek
President of Liberal Democracy
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Jelko Kacin

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