Savo Grigorević

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Savo Grigorević
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President of Luepola
Assumed office
24 July 2017
Prime MinisterRadovan Kozić
Vice PresidentAnastasi Obrádović
Preceded bySebastijan Ilić
Finance Minister of Luepola
In office
31 July 2005 – 7 August 2009
PresidentOgňan Cărnević
Preceded byMislav Radman
Succeeded byErnest Smolić
Governor of Sevierna Zakotija
In office
2 November 1997 – 24 July 2005
DeputyDuro Petrusić
Saša Hužak
Milan Krčelić
Preceded byDimităr Korsun
Succeeded byMilan Krčelić
Personal details
Born
Savo Kraľ Grigorević

(1954-07-30) 30 July 1954 (age 66)
Hrdovna, Sevierna Zakotija, State of Luepola
Political partyRepublican Party (1986-present)
Spouse(s)Marija Krasănska Grigorevna (1978–1981)
Sara Beľana Grigorevna (1989–present)
Alma materHrdovna Polytechnic University
Military service
Allegiance Luepola
Branch/serviceLuepolanrebel Luepolan Armed Forces
Years of service1981-1985
Unit28th Artillery Brigade "Ruki"
Battles/warsLuepolan War

Savo Grigorević (Luepolan: [ˈsavɔ griˈgɔrevic]; born 30 July 1954) is a Luepolan politician serving as the sixth and current president of Luepola. Grigorević had previously served as the governor of the province of Sevierna Zakotija from 2005 to 2014.

Grigorevic ran for re-election in the upcoming presidential election as the Republican candidate, losing to Sabina Škupovna of the Luepolan Workers' Party. His term will thus expire on 19 June 2021.

Early life

Grigorević was born on 30 July 1954 in Hrdovna, Sevierna Zakotija. He was the son of Viktor Grigorević and Svietlana Grigorevna, and had one brother, Ilija. His father Viktor was a factory worker in Hrdovna, who had briefly served in the Luepolan People's Army as a young conscript near the end of the Great War. His mother Svietlana was partially of Zacotian descent. Grigorević began attending primary school in August 1960. In 1963 his family relocated to Voitz, where Grigorević completed schooling in 1971, graduating sixth in his class. He subsequently returned to Hrdovna and pursued a bachelor's degree in business at Hrdovna Polytechnic University, with a minor in law, completing it in 1976. Throughout his education, Grigorević also studied and became fluent in Vierz and Zacotian.

Luepolan Spring (1976-85)

Grigorević first ventured into the political sphere shortly after graduating from Hrdovna Polytechnic, joining Megafon, an activist organization that criticized the regulation of freedom of speech. He marched as part of a demonstration concurrent with the 1977 Voitz football riot and was arrested by authorities along with dozens of others, serving a short jail sentence before being released in November 1977. Grigorević continued to make political connections and network with other activists and demonstrators; among them was Marija Krasănska, who Grigorević married the following year.

Grigorević had relocated to Jutska in 1979 when a wave of riots erupted, starting the March Uprising. Grigorević claimed in 2011 that he was among a crowd of protestors that was fired upon by the Luepolan Home Guard at this time. After the coup of the Luepolan government, Savo unsuccessfully ran for election as the mayor of the town of Ivalic in Jutska. However, with the onset of the Luepolan War, Grigorević's brother enlisted in the Luepolan Army as an infantryman - he was later killed in the first battle of Voitz. Seven months later, his wife was killed during an air raid on Voitz, prompting Grigorević to enlist in the Luepolan Army, where he would serve as an artillery gunner. His brigade was among the first to begin their assault in Operation Urakan, a decisive campaign of the war.

Political career

Grigorević retired from the army shortly after the end of the Luepolan War and renewed his political pursuits, joining the Republican party in January 1986. His first success came in 1987 when he was elected to the Senate of his home state Sevierna Zakotija, serving two full terms. Among his accomplishments as a state-level senator was rallying opposition to a bill aimed at minimizing promotion of the historically-important Zacotian language and culture within the state, as well as negotiating with his progressive counterparts on the raising of taxes to help pay off accrued reconstruction debt.

In 1996, Grigorević announced his intent to run for Governorship of Sevierna Zakotija. His campaign focused on his intent to overhaul the state's education system and budgeting for healthcare and law enforcement. He won the governorship in the first round of voting with roughly 53% of the vote, defeating incumbent governor Dimităr Korsun of the Progressive Party.

Governor of Sevierna Zakotija (1997-2005)

Finance minister (2005-2009)

Post-ministership (2009-2017)

2017 presidential campaign

President of Luepola (2017-present)

Foreign policy

Domestic policy

Administration and governance

2021 presidential election

Views and public perception

Personal life

During his first term as a state senator, Grigorević met Sara Beľana, a secretary within the Republican party. The two began dating in March of 1988 and later married in January of 1989. In 1994, his son Alek was born; in 1996 another son named Vasil was born. Sara, Alek and Vasil are largely kept away from the public eye, but both sons are known to have served in the Luepolan military.

Grigorević and his family openly practice Mogevianism, specifically the Eastern sect that is prevalent in Luepola. Of his faith, Grigorević stated in a 2018 interview that, "I was motivated to become more active in religion during the [Luepolan] war. The destruction and death that this conflict wrought was immense, and it seemed at the time as if all regard for eachother - the Vierz for the Luepolan, and the Luepolan for the Vierz - had evaporated; thus I sought to reinvigorate my practice of this Mogevian faith that we share. I believe that the more we Patyrians value and uphold these traditions, the better we will be able to ensure that, as brothers within the faith, we can continue to commune with one another and resolve differences in a peaceful manner."