Slobodan Milosevic

By Audrey Foster and Jessica Kline

Background information

Both of Milosevic's parents were part of the Commnist party. He graduated with a law degree. He married a communist Mirjana Markovic who became his advisor. Slobodan started to become serious about politics in 1984 and became a protege of the head of the leugue of Communists of Serbia, Ivan Stambolic. Slobadon Miloshevok soon took control of the local communist organization in Belegrade.

When Slobodan Milosevic was finally defeated in the presidency election, he was arrested and by the Yugoslav government and put on trial for:

1. Genocide

2.Crimes against humanity

3. And War crimes

He died in his prison cell in 2006

Milosevic's time in office

The new federal republic of Yogoslavia that was made up of Serbia and Montenegro was dominated by Slobadon Milosevic.

Milosevic held power by:

-controlling all media

-oppressing opponents in politics

-forming alliances with the Yogoslav United West and his wife's party