Maja Gojković

Maja Gojković
Маја Гојковић
70th Mayor of Novi Sad
In office
2004–2008
Preceded by Borislav Novaković
Succeeded by Igor Pavličić
Personal details
Born May 22, 1963 (1963-05-22) (age 48)
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Profession Lawyer
Religion Serbian Orthodox
Website www.majagojkovic.rs

Maja Gojković (Serbian Cyrillic: Маја Гојковић; born May 22, 1963 in Novi Sad) is the previous mayor of the city of Novi Sad, capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, in Serbia and a councillor in the Parliament of Novi Sad as a representative of the People's Party, previously also known as the "Grupa građana - Maja Gojković". She is one of the leaders of the United Regions of Serbia.

Education

She attended the Branko Radičević elementary school and the Gymnasioum Jovan Jovanović Zmaj. After getting her law degree from University of Novi Sad in 1987, she passed her bar exam in 1989. A year later she started working in her family's law firm "Gojković".

Political career

Gojković is one of the founders of Serbian Radical Party, first holding the position of secretary general, then vice president of executive council, and finally she was vice president of the party. She was Vojislav Šešelj's legal adviser before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. However, she left the party in 2006 after disagreement with party leadership.

Maja Gojković has been a representative in the parliament of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia since 1991. From 1996 until 2000 she was a member of Vojvodina parliament. In 1998 and 1999 she was a non-portfolio minister in Serbian Government. Gojković also served as vice chairman of the federal government of FR Yugoslavia in 1999. Before running for mayor of Novi Sad she held a place in the federal parliament of State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. She was the vice president of the Serbian Radical Party until 2006. In 2008, she formed her own party, "Grupa Građana - Maja Gojković" and ran for seats in the Local elections and resigned from the Serbian Radical Party. She got seven councillor places in the Parliament of Novi Sad.

In 2004 Serbian local election, she was elected Mayor of Novi Sad, for the first time by popular vote, beating then mayor, Borislav Novaković. She thus became the first woman to perform mayoral duties in Novi Sad's history.

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Preceded by
Borislav Novaković
Mayor of Novi Sad
2004 - present
Succeeded by
Igor Pavličić

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