Born in 1962 in Niksić, he studied elementary school in Nikšić and Podgorica, where he finished High School of Economics. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Podgorica – the University of Montenegro.cHe was elected Prime Minister for the first time on February in 1991, on his 29th birthday. He was the youngest Prime Minister in Europe. He performed the duty of Prime Minister for seven terms. In 1998 he became the President of the Republic, having won in direct elections in 1997.
He remained in office until November 25th, 2002. He was the leader of the Bloc for Independent Montenegro. Under his leadership the citizens of Montenegro, in a referendum held on May 21st 2006 made voted to renew the independence of the country. He was a Member of the Parliament of Montenegro for several terms.
He was elected President of the Democratic Party of Socialists in 1998. After referendum, he has withdrawn from state functions on his own initiative for three times – from 2006 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2012. Also, after parliamentary elections held in October 2016, until his re-election as President of Montenegro in 2018. He remained in the office until May 20th, 2023. He is married to Lidija and they have a son Blazo.