Milan Jelić

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Milan Jelić
Милан Јелић
6th President of Republika Srpska
In office
9 November 2006 – 30 September 2007
Preceded by Dragan Čavić
Succeeded by Rajko Kuzmanović
Personal details
Born (1956-03-26)26 March 1956
Koprivna, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died 30 September 2007(2007-09-30) (aged 51)
Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality Bosnian Serb
Political party SNSD

Milan Jelić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Јелић; 26 March 1956 – 30 September 2007) was a Bosnian Serb politician. From 9 November 2006 until his death from a heart attack, he was President of Republika Srpska.[1]

Born in Koprivna village near Modriča, Jelić completed his secondary education in Doboj and has graduated from the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Economics at Subotica, Serbia. He gained a doctorate from the University of Banja Luka. He has two sons, Petar and Dimitrije.

Jelić spent four years on the local council in Modriča, and at the beginning of 1987 he was appointed manager of OOUR in the town. There he spent seven years, until he was appointed general manager of Modriča. After the Dayton Agreement was signed he was elected to the National Assembly of Republika Srpska. He also served as President of the Football Association of Republika Srpska, and President of the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On the afternoon of 30 September 2007, during his usual training session in Modriča,[2] Jelić experienced heart failure, and died shortly afterwards, after an unsuccessful resuscitation attempt in the Doboj hospital.

Personal life

Petar Jelić, a professional footballer, is his son.


  1. ^ Bosnian Serb republic leader dies, retrieved from, September 30, 2007
  2. ^ President of Bosnian Serb Republic dies, retrieved September 30, 2007
National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska
Preceded by
Deputy for Modriča
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Dragan Čavić
President of Republika Srpska
Succeeded by
Igor Radojičić (interim)

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