Andrija Popović Biografija/Biography

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Andrija Popović crnogorski je političar i proslavljeni bivši vaterpolista. Predsjednik je i poslanik Liberalne partije Crne Gore. Rođen je u Kotoru, 22. septembra 1959. godine.

Andrija Popović je jedan od najtrofejnijih crnogorskih sportista svih vremena. Sa vaterpolo reprezentacijom SFRJ osvajač je zlatne medalje na Olimpijskim igrama 1984. godine, zatim zlatne medalje na Svjetskom prvenstvu 1986. godine i srebrnih medalja na Evropskim prvenstvima 1985. i 1987. godine. Nastupajući za zagrebačku Mladost osvojio je dva Kupa evropskih šampiona 1989/90. i 1990/91. Proglašen je za najboljeg sportistu Crne Gore 1985. godine.Potpredsjednik je Crnogorskog olimpijskog komiteta i predsjednik Kluba crnogorskih olimpijaca.

Političku karijeru je započeo u Liberalnom savezu Crne Gore obavljajući poslove koordinatora. Nakon gašenja Liberalnog saveza postaje jedan od osnivača Liberalne partije Crne Gore. Bio je poslanik LP u Skupštini Crne Gore u periodu 2008—2009. Na vanrednoj konferenciji Liberalne partije 20. juna 2009. godine Andrija Popović izabran je za njenog predsjednika.

Od njegovog dolaska na čelno mjesto Liberalne partije, stranka je obnovljena i povratila je parlamentarni status. Od parlametarnih izbora oktobra 2012. godine Andrija Popović je ponovo poslanik liberala u Skupštini Crne Gore u klubu poslanika sa manjinskim partijama (HGI i albanske partije). Na IV Redovnoj Konferenciji Liberalne partije Crne Gore 14.09.2013.godine, velikom većinom glasova delegata, ponovo je izabran za njenog Predsjednika.

Bio je član Savjeta Pokreta za evropsku i nezavisnu Crnu Goru na državnom i opštinskom nivou kao i učesnik Izvršnog odbora i drugih tijela Liberalne internacionale, najveće liberalne političke organizacije svijeta. Jedini je lider političke partije u Crnoj Gori koji je učestvovao na oba održana Montenegro Pride-a u Podgorici.

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Andrija Popovic, Montenegrin politician and former water polo player, is the president of the Liberal Party of Montenegro. He was born in Kotor, on 22 September 1959.

Andrija Popović is one of the most successful Montenegrin athletes of all time. With Yugoslavia’s water polo team winning the gold during the 1984 Olympic Games, then gold again at the World Championships in 1986 and silver medals at the European Championships in 1985 and 1987. Playing for Mladost Zagreb, his team won two European Champions Cup in 1989/90. and 1990/91. He was declared the best athlete of Montenegro in 1985. Popović is Vice President of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee and president of the Club of Montenegrin Olympians.

His political career began in the Liberal Alliance of Montenegro working as the tasks coordinator. After the dissolution of the Liberal Alliance, Popović became one of the founders of the Liberal Party of Montenegro. He was an LP delegate in the Parliament in 2008-2009. At the Liberal Party’s conference on 20 June 2009 Andrija Popović was elected its president.

Since his arrival at the head position of the Liberal Party, the party has been renovated and restored in its the parliamentary status. Since the parliamentary elections of October 2012 Andrija Popović has been a deputy for the Liberals in the Parliament in the caucuses with minority parties (HGI Albanian parties). At the fourth regular conference of the Liberal Party of Montenegro on 14 September 2013, with the vast majority of the delegates’ votes, Popović was re-elected its president.

He was a member of the Movement for European and Independent Montenegro at the state and municipal level as well as on Executive Board and other bodies of the Liberal International, the largest liberal political organization in the world. Popović is the only leader of a political party in Montenegro to participate in both Montenegro Prides that were held in Podgorica.

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