Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the head of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers is nominated by the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and appointed by the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As head of the government, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers has no authority for appointing ministers, and his role is that of a coordinator. Ministers are appointed in his stead, by the majority-parties according to ethnic and Entity representation rules, so that a deputy minister must not be of same ethnicity as the respective minister.[1]

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Predsjedavajući Vijeća ministara Bosne i Hercegovine
Предсједавајући Савјета министара Босне и Херцеговине
Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denis Zvizdic June 2015 (18761084058)
Incumbent
Denis Zvizdić

since 31 March 2015
ResidenceSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
AppointerHouse of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Term lengthNo term limit
Inaugural holderHaris Silajdžić
Formation3 January 1997
Websitevijeceministara.gov.ba

Key

Political parties

Before independence (1945–1992)

Prime Ministers of PR Bosnia and Herzegovina (1945–1953)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
1 Rodoljub Čolaković Rodoljub Čolaković
(1900–1983)
27 April 1945 September 1948 KP BiH
2 Đuro Pucar Đuro Pucar
(1899–1979)
September 1948 March 1953 KP BiH
renamed in 1952 to
SK BiH

Presidents of the Executive Council of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina (1953–1992)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
2 Đuro Pucar Đuro Pucar
(1899–1979)
March 1953 December 1953 SK BiH
3 Avdo Humo Avdo Humo
(1914–1983)
December 1953 1956 SK BiH
4 No image Osman Karabegović
(1911–1996)
1956 1963 SK BiH
5 Hasan Brkić (cropped) Hasan Brkić
(1913–1965)
1963 1965 SK BiH
6 Rudi Kolak Rudi Kolak
(1918–2004)
1965 1967 SK BiH
7 Branko Mikulić (1988) Branko Mikulić
(1928–1994)
1967 1969 SK BiH
8 Dragotin Kosovac Dragutin Kosovac
(1924–2012)
1969 April 1974 SK BiH
9 No image Milanko Renovica
(1928–2013)
April 1974 28 April 1982 SK BiH
10 No image Seid Maglajlija
(born 1940)
28 April 1982 28 April 1984 SK BiH
11 No image Gojko Ubiparip
(1927–2000)
28 April 1984 April 1986 SK BiH
12 No image Josip Lovrenović
(born 1929)
April 1986 April 1988 SK BiH
13 No image Marko Ćeranić April 1988 20 December 1990 SK BiH
14 No image Jure Pelivan
(1928–2014)
20 December 1990 3 March 1992 HDZ BiH

Since independence (1992–present)

Prime Ministers of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1997)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Term of Office Party
1 No image Jure Pelivan
(1928–2014)
Croat 3 March 1992 9 November 1992 HDZ BiH
2 No image Mile Akmadžić
(born 1939)
Croat 9 November 1992 25 October 1993 HDZ BiH
3 Haris Silajdžić Haris Silajdžić
(born 1945)
Bosniak 25 October 1993 30 January 1996 SDA
4 HasanMuratovic Hasan Muratović
(born 1940)
Bosniak 30 January 1996 3 January 1997 SDA

Co-Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1997–2000)

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Term of Office Party Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Term of Office Party
Haris Silajdžić Haris Silajdžić
(born 1945)
Bosniak 3 January 1997 6 June 2000 SBiH No image Boro Bosić
(born 1950)
Serb 3 January 1997 3 February 1999 SDS
No image Svetozar Mihajlović
(born 1949)
Serb 3 February 1999 6 June 2000 SP

Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000–present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Term of Office Party
1 No image Spasoje Tuševljak
(born 1952)
Serb 6 June 2000 18 October 2000 SDS
2 Martin Raguž Martin Raguž
(born 1958)
Croat 18 October 2000 22 February 2001 HDZ BiH
3 No image Božidar Matić
(1937–2016)
Croat 22 February 2001 18 July 2001 SDP BiH
4 Zlatko Lagumdžija Zlatko Lagumdžija
(born 1955)
Bosniak 18 July 2001 15 March 2002 SDP BiH
5 No image Dragan Mikerević
(born 1955)
Serb 15 March 2002 23 December 2002 PDP
6 AdnanTerzic Adnan Terzić
(born 1960)
Bosniak 23 December 2002 11 January 2007 SDA
7 Borut Pahor and Nikola Špirić in 2010 crop Nikola Špirić
(born 1956)
Serb 11 January 2007 12 January 2012 SNSD
8 Bevanda Vjekoslav Vjekoslav Bevanda
(born 1956)
Croat 12 January 2012 31 March 2015 HDZ BiH
9 Denis Zvizdic June 2015 (18761084058) Denis Zvizdić
(born 1964)
Bosniak 31 March 2015 Incumbent SDA

See also

References

  1. ^ Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Adnan (name)

Adnan (Arabic: عدنان‎, ʿAdnān) is a masculine name common in the Muslim World. Its eponymous bearer was Adnan, a legendary figure of both pre-Islamic and Islamic mythology. The etymological meaning of the name is settler, from a semitic root `dn; "to stay, abide".

Adnan Terzić

Adnan Terzić (born 5 April 1960) is a Bosnian politician who served as Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina from December 2002 to January 2007. Terzić is an ethnic Bosniak and a member of the Union for a Better Future of BiH (SBB BiH) party.

In 1986, Terzić graduated from the Land Survey Engineering department at the University of Sarajevo. From 1986 to 1990, he was an advisor in the municipal government in Travnik. Between 1992 and 1995 he served in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Following the war he was the president of the municipal council in Travnik and from 1996 to 2001 Terzić served as Governor/Vice-Governor of the Central Bosnia Canton. At the same time he was the president of the club of SDA representatives in the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In October 2001 he became the deputy president of the SDA in Bosnia.

He is married and has one child.

Boro Bosić

Boro Bosić (born 17 June 1950) is a Bosnian Serb politician. He served as the Co-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 3 January 1997 through 2 February 1999.He served as Minister of Industry and Energy for the Republika Srpska beginning in 1993.

Božidar Matić

Božidar Matić (pronounced [bǒʒidar mǎːtitɕ]; 8 September 1937 – 12 May 2016) was the president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a former Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Dragan Mikerević

Dragan Mikerević (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Микеревић; born 12 February 1955) is a Serb politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina.He served as Prime Minister of the Republika Srpska from January 2003 to February 2005. He announced his resignation in December 2004 after conflicts with the international high representative.

Previously, he served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina from March 2002 until December 2002, when a new government was formed after general elections.

He is a member of the Party of Democratic Progress.

Ivan Barbalić

Ivan Barbalić (born in Sarajevo, 1975) is a Bosnian diplomat who was served as Ambassador to the Russian Federation, and also served as a Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was accredited as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Chief of the Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Office of the United Nations. He was appointed by the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Mejtaš

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Nikola Špirić

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He completed elementary education in Drvar, high school in Sarajevo, and his undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Sarajevo. He holds a Ph.D. in economics. His doctoral thesis was in monetary and public finance.

Špirić has been an economics professor at the University of Banja Luka since 1992. He held a number of governmental positions including a 4-year term as a representative at the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was Chairman of the House of Peoples in 2002–2003 and Chairman of the House of Representatives in 2003–2004 and 2005–2006.

On 1 November 2007 Špirić tendered his resignation in protest of parliamentary reforms imposed by High Representative Miroslav Lajčák. Špirić felt that the reforms would reduce the influence of Bosnia's Serb population. The resignation was deemed by some to be the country's most serious crisis since the end of the Bosnian War. After the crisis was resolved, he was renominated for the Chairman's post on 10 December 2007, confirmed by the presidency on 27 December 2007 and by parliament on 28 December 2007.

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