Željka Cvijanović

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Željka Cvijanović
Жељка Цвијановић
11th Prime Minister of Republika Srpska
Incumbent
Assumed office
12 March 2013
President Milorad Dodik
Preceded by Aleksandar Džombić
Personal details
Born 1967
Teslić, Yugoslavia
Political party Alliance of Independent Social Democrats
Religion Orthodox Christianity

Željka Cvijanović, née Grabovac (born 1967, Teslić) is a Serb politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Prime Minister of Republika Srpska.[1] She was minister of economic relations and regional cooperation in the previous government.

Before going into full-time politics, Cvijanović was an English teacher. She studied at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, the Faculty of Philosophy in Banja Luka and the Faculty of Law in Banja Luka. She is a professor of English language and literature and also holds a Master degree in diplomatic and consular law.

Cvijanović supports the use of identity cards specifying the ethnicity of residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina. When asked if she agreed with the President of Serbia's apologies for the Srebrenica Massacre of civilians which occurred under her state, she repeatedly refused to do so, or to criticise statements accusing the victims of "self-massacre". Cvijanovic suggested however that she had sympathy for the victims, and cited her government's financial investment of approximately €25m in the Srebrenica area.[2]

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