|President of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
10 March 2012 – 10 November 2012
|Prime Minister||Vjekoslav Bevanda|
|Preceded by||Željko Komšić|
|Succeeded by||Nebojša Radmanović|
|Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
10 November 2010
|Preceded by||Haris Silajdžić|
28 June 1956 |
Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
|Alma mater||University of Sarajevo|
Bakir Izetbegović (born 28 June 1956) is a Bosnian politician. Izetbegović is a member of the Party of Democratic Action and son of the late Bosnian president, Alija Izetbegović. In 2010, he was elected to be the Bosniak member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Early life and education
He went to primary and secondary school in Sarajevo where he also graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Sarajevo in 1981.
From 1982 to 1992 Izetbegović worked as a consultant at an architectural consulting firm. He entered politics in 2000 and after serving in two regional assemblies was elected to the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006. In May 2009, he was defeated in an inter party election when he challenged the incumbent president of the Party of Democratic Action for leadership.
On 3 October 2010 Izetbegović was elected to the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Bosniak member. Izetbegović came in first in a field of nine candidates with 35% of the vote. The runner up, Fahrudin Radončić won 31% of the vote while incumbent Haris Silajdžić won 25%. Six other candidates split the remaining 9% of the votes cast.
|Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|President of Bosnia and Herzegovina