Belgrade mayor dies

BELGRADE -- The mayor of Belgrade, Nenad Bogdanović, has passed away this afternoon, succumbing to a grave illness.

Nenad Bogdanović, 1954 - 2007 (
Nenad Bogdanović, 1954 - 2007 (

Bogdanović was born in Belgrade in May 1954. He graduated from the Belgrade University, where he received his Masters, and worked in the telecommunications sector.

He joined the Democratic Party (DS) in 1992, and was appointed head of the party's Zemun board in 1993, moving on to become the Democrats' a vice-president for the capital city.

From 2000 until 2004, Bogdanović occupied the post of the Belgrade Assembly Executive Board president.

In October 2004, he was elected mayor of Serbia's capital.

Friends, associates, but also his political opponents, described him as a moderate person, given to careful deliberation, at the same time energetic and precise.

The details of the commemoration and funeral services have not yet been announced.