Yugoslavia’s last PM is deadNovember 28th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Nov 28 (IANS/AKI) Ante Markovic, the last prime minister of erstwhile Yugoslavia, died Monday at the age of 87, his family said.
Markovic was prime minister of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1989 to 1991, when the country was split into six independent states — Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
Markovic, a Bosnian Croat, was born in 1924 in Konjic.
Markovic’s rule was marked by relative prosperity, but the country was soon engulfed in civil wars which claimed more than 100,000 lives.
A prominent businessman, Markovic formed his own political party, the Alliance of Reformist Forces of Yugoslavia in 1990. He was defeated in the elections and resigned in 1991.
He later moved to Graz, Austria, where he worked as a business consultant.
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