Zoran Ðindic (Serbian Cyrillic: ????? ??????, pronounced [zoran d?î?nd?it?] (listen); 1 August 1952 – 12 March 2003) was a Serbian politician who was the Prime Minister of Serbia from 2001 until his assassination in 2003.
He was the Mayor of Belgrade in 1997, and long-time opposition politician and a doctor in philosophy.
Ðindic was one of the original thirteen restorers of the modern day Democratic Party, becoming its president in 1994.
During the 1990s, he was one of the co-leaders of the opposition to the administration of Slobodan Miloševic, and became the Prime Minister of Serbia in 2001 after the overthrow of Miloševic.
As Prime Minister, he advocated pro-democratic reforms and the integration of Serbia into European structures.
His government ratified the European Convention on Human Rights and implemented innovations in line with the Council of Europe recommendations, which led to the introduction of institutions for the protection of human rights and freedoms and becoming Serbia and Montenegro a member state of the Council of Europe.
His government strongly advocated cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
Following the arrest of Special Operations Unit (JSO) members and extradition to the ICTY, the JSO organized an armed mutiny in Belgrade.
Ðindic was assassinated in 2003 by Zvezdan Jovanovic, a former JSO member operative with ties to the Zemun Clan.