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Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia

Vice President of the Government of Croatia
Potpredsjednik Vlade Republike Hrvatske
Incumbent
Vesna Pusić
with Branko Grčić and Milanka Opačić

since 16 November 2012
Appointer Zoran Milanović,
as Prime Minister of Croatia
Term length No term limit
Inaugural holder Bernardo Jurlina, Mate Babić and Milan Ramljak
Formation 31 May 1990
Website www.vlada.hr
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The Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia, officially the Vice President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Potpredsjednik Vlade Republike Hrvatske), is the official Deputy of the Prime Minister of Croatia. Conventionally all of the junior partners in the coalition, get one deputy, they are ranked according to the size of their respective parties.

History of the office

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia was established on 31 May 1990, during the government of Stjepan Mesić. It was initially held by three people: Bernardo Jurlina, Mate Babić and Milan Ramljak. Since then, the office was usually held simultaneously by several people at the same time (in the government of Jadranka Kosor there were six Deputy Prime Ministers at one point). Also, Deputy Prime Ministers may or may not combine the post with another government portfolio.

The current Deputy Prime Ministers are Vesna Pusić (since 16 November 2012), Branko Grčić and Milanka Opačić (since 23 December 2011).

List of Deputy Prime Ministers

Picture Name
(Born–Died)
Term of Office Political Party
  Bernardo Jurlina
(1949– )
31 May 1990 4 March 1991 Croatian Democratic Union
  Mate Babić
(1939– )
31 May 1990 8 November 1990 Croatian Democratic Union
  Milan Ramljak
(1938– )
31 May 1990 12 August 1992 Croatian Democratic Union
  Franjo Gregurić
(1939– )
8 November 1990 17 July 1991 Croatian Democratic Union
  Mate Granić
(1947– )
31 July 1991 27 January 2000 Croatian Democratic Union
  Zdravko Tomac
(1937– )
31 July 1991 26 June 1992 Social Democratic Party
  Jurica Pavelić
(1947– )
15 November 1991 12 August 1992 Croatian Democratic Union
  Vladimir Šeks
(1943– )
12 August 1992 20 September 1994 Croatian Democratic Union
  Darko Čargonja
(1965– )
12 August 1992 29 December 1992 Croatian Democratic Union
  Ivan Milas
(1939–2011)
27 August 1992 3 April 1993 Croatian Democratic Union
  Mladen Vedriš
(1950– )
29 December 1992 3 April 1993 Croatian Democratic Union
  Borislav Škegro
(1955– )
3 April 1993 27 January 2000 Croatian Democratic Union
  Ivica Kostović
(1943– )
12 October 1993 14 October 1998 Croatian Democratic Union
  Jure Radić
(1953– )
18 October 1994 27 January 2000 Croatian Democratic Union
  Bosiljko Mišetić
(1945– )
11 May 1995 7 November 1995 Croatian Democratic Union
  Ljerka Mintas-Hodak
(1952– )
7 November 1995 27 January 2000 Croatian Democratic Union
  Milan Ramljak
(1938– )
14 May 1998 13 April 1999 Croatian Democratic Union
  Goran Granić
(1950– )
27 January 2000 21 March 2002 Croatian Social Liberal Party
  Željka Antunović
(1955– )
27 January 2000 23 December 2003 Social Democratic Party
  Slavko Linić
(1949– )
27 January 2000 23 December 2003 Social Democratic Party
  Dražen Budiša
(1948– )
21 March 2002 30 July 2002 Croatian Social Liberal Party
  Goran Granić
(1950– )
30 July 2002 23 December 2003 Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats
  Ante Simonić
(1949– )
30 July 2002 23 December 2003 Croatian Peasant Party
  Jadranka Kosor
(1953– )
23 December 2003 6 July 2009 Croatian Democratic Union
  Andrija Hebrang
(1946– )
23 December 2003 15 February 2005 Croatian Democratic Union
  Damir Polančec
(1967– )
17 February 2005 30 October 2009 Croatian Democratic Union
  Đurđa Adlešič
(1960– )
12 January 2008 12 October 2010 Croatian Social Liberal Party
  Slobodan Uzelac
(1947– )
12 January 2008 23 December 2011 Independent Democratic Serb Party
  Božidar Pankretić
(1964– )
6 July 2009 23 December 2011 Croatian Peasant Party
  Ivan Šuker
(1957– )
19 November 2009 29 December 2010 Croatian Democratic Union
  Darko Milinović
(1963– )
19 November 2009 23 December 2011 Croatian Democratic Union
  Domagoj Ivan Milošević
(1970– )
29 December 2010 23 December 2011 Croatian Democratic Union
  Petar Čobanković
(1957– )
29 December 2010 23 December 2011 Croatian Democratic Union
  Gordan Jandroković
(1967– )
29 December 2010 23 December 2011 Croatian Democratic Union
  Radimir Čačić
(1949– )
23 December 2011 14 November 2012 Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats
  Neven Mimica
(1953– )
23 December 2011 1 July 2013[1] Social Democratic Party
  Branko Grčić
(1964– )
23 December 2011 Present Social Democratic Party
  Milanka Opačić
(1968– )
23 December 2011 Present Social Democratic Party
  Vesna Pusić
(1953– )
16 November 2012 Present Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats

See also

References

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