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The Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro (Savet Ministara Drzavne Zajednice Srbija i Crna Gora) was the government of Serbia and Montenegro. The whole council including President of Serbia and Montenegro was elected by Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro.

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Organization

The first and the last Chairman of the Council of Ministers was Svetozar Marović.

There were 5 ministries. Ministers at the moment of dissolution were:

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs - Vuk Drašković (Preceded by: Goran Svilanović)
    • Deputy - Mr Predrag Bošković
  • Minister of Defense - Dr Zoran Stanković (Preceded by: Prvoslav Davinić (11 July 2004 - 21 October 2005), Boris Tadić (17 March 2003 – 11 July 2004))
    • Deputy - Vukašin Maraš
  • Minister of International Economic Relations - Prof. Predrag Ivanović
  • Minister of Internal Economic Relations - Amir Nurković
  • Minister of Human and Minority Rights - Rasim Ljajić

The only secretary general was Igor Jovičić.

The President chaired this organization.

Responsibilities

The Council of Ministers duties were to:

  • chart and pursue the policy of Serbia and Montenegro in tune with the jointly agreed policy and interests of the member states
  • coordinate the work of the Ministries propose to the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro the laws and other acts falling within the purview of the Ministries
  • appoint and relieve of duty the heads of diplomatic-consular missions of Serbia and Montenegro and other officials in line with the law
  • pass by-laws, decisions and other general enactments for enforcement of the laws of Serbia and Montenegro and to perform other executive duties in accordance with the present Constitutional Charter.

Terms

After two years in office ministers of foreign affairs and defense were supposed to exchange offices with their deputies but this was not always the case.

Minister of International Economic Relations, Internal Economic Relations and Human and Minority Rights had four-year term of office.

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