Živko Radišić

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Živko Radišić
Bosnian Serb member of the
Bosnian-Herzegovina Presidency
In office
13 October 1998 – 5 October 2002
Preceded by Momčilo Krajišnik
Succeeded by Mirko Šarović
Personal details
Born (1937-08-15) 15 August 1937 (age 77)
Prijedor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political party Socialist Party of Republika Srpska (SPRS)

Živko Radišić (Serbian Cyrillic: Живко Радишић, pronounced [ʒîːʋko rǎdiʃit͡ɕ]; born 15 August 1937) is a Bosnian Serb politician and former Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Born in Prijedor in 1937, Radišić graduated in 1964 from the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Political Sciences. From 1977 to 1982, he served as the mayor of Banja Luka, Bosnia's second-largest city. From 1982 to 1985 he headed the defense ministry of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, he became a founding member of the Socialist Party of Republika Srpska.

Radišić was elected Bosnian Serb member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency in September 1998, defeating the incumbent Momčilo Krajišnik by 45,000 votes.[1] Radišić chaired the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1998–1999 and from 2000–2001.

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