Profile 27 Mar 12

Ivica Dacic, Socialist in Tune With the Times

He may have learned his politics from Serbia's disgraced strongman Slobodan Milosevic but his ambition has helped him put that all behind him.

Bojana Barlovac
BIRN
Belgrade

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