Cabinet of Zoran Milanović
12th Cabinet of Croatia
|Date formed||23 December 2011|
|People and organizations|
|Head of government||Zoran Milanović|
|Head of state||Ivo Josipović|
|Member party||Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP)
Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats (HNS)
Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS)
Croatian Party of Pensioners (HSU)
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The Cabinet of Prime Minister Zoran Milanović was announced on 23 December 2011. It is the 12th cabinet of Croatia, formed following the November 2011 election won by the centre-left Kukuriku coalition.
By taking office at the age of 45, Zoran Milanović became the youngest Prime Minister since Croatia's independence. In addition, his cabinet is also the youngest cabinet in the same period, with an average age of 48.
Cabinet members came from three out of the four parties of the winning coalition, leaving only the single-issue Croatian Party of Pensioners (HSU) without representation:
- Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP)
- Croatian People's Party (HNS)
- Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS)
Changes from the preceding cabinet
The number of ministries rose to 20, up from 16 in the preceding centre-right Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor. None of the previous ministers have retained their position, and several ministries were renamed or had their portfolios reorganized:
- The former Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (MINGORP) was renamed Ministry of Economy, headed by Radimir Čačić. Labour and entrepreneurship portfolios were taken over by two other newly established ministries.
- The Ministry of Labour and Pension System was created, taking over the labour portfolio from MINGORP.
- The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts was created, taking over the entrepreneurship portfolio from MINGORP.
- The former Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MZSS) was renamed Ministry of Health, dropping the social welfare portfolio.
- The former Ministry of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity (MOBMS) was renamed Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, dropping the veterans' affairs portfolio and taking over the social welfare portfolio from the former MZSS.
- The Ministry for Veterans' Affairs was created, taking over the portfolio from the former MOMBS.
- The former Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction (MZOPU) was split into two new ministries - the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nature and the Ministry of Construction.
- The former Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MVPEI) was renamed Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
- The former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development was renamed Ministry of Agriculture.
- The former Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management was renamed Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds Management.
- In addition, the number of Deputy Prime Ministers fell from six under Jadranka Kosor to four, and the number of Deputy PM's holding no other office in the cabinet was reduced from three to just one.
Only two cabinet members have previously held senior executive posts - from 2000 to 2003 Slavko Linić held the position of Deputy Prime Minister and Radimir Čačić was Minister of Public Works, Construction and Reconstruction, both under Prime Minister Ivica Račan.
List of ministers and portfolios
- In December 2011, the Cabinet had one First Deputy Prime Minister (Radimir Čačić) and three Deputy Prime Ministers: for Neven Mimica this is his only post in the Cabinet, while Radimir Čačić, Branko Grčić and Milanka Opačić serve as both Deputy Prime Ministers and ministers of their respective portfolios.
- In November 2012, Vesna Pusić replaced Čačić as the First Deputy Prime Minister.
|Zoran Milanović||SDP||Prime Minister||23 December 2011 –|
|Vesna Pusić||HNS||Deputy Prime Minister*||*16 November 2012 –
**23 December 2011 –
|Milanka Opačić||SDP||Deputy Prime Minister (for Social Affairs)
Minister of Social Welfare and Youth
|23 December 2011 –|
|Branko Grčić||SDP||Deputy Prime Minister (for the Economy)
Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Management
|23 December 2011 –|
|Boris Lalovac||SDP||Minister of Finance||14 May 2014 –|
|Ante Kotromanović||SDP||Minister of Defence||23 December 2011 –|
|Ranko Ostojić||SDP||Minister of the Interior||23 December 2011 –|
|Ivan Vrdoljak||HNS||Minister of Economy||16 November 2012 –|
|Orsat Miljenić||Non-party||Minister of Justice||23 December 2011 –|
|Arsen Bauk||SDP||Minister of Public Administration||23 December 2011 –|
|Gordan Maras||SDP||Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts||23 December 2011 –|
|Mirando Mrsić||SDP||Minister of Labour and Pension System||23 December 2011 –|
|Siniša Hajdaš Dončić||SDP||Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure||18 April 2012 - |
|Tihomir Jakovina||SDP||Minister of Agriculture||23 December 2011 –|
|Darko Lorencin||IDS||Minister of Tourism||19 March 2013 –|
|Mihael Zmajlović||SDP||Minister of Environmental Protection and Nature||13 June 2012 –|
|Anka Mrak - Taritaš||HNS||Minister of Construction||16 November 2012 –|
|Predrag Matić||Non-party||Minister of War Veterans||23 December 2011 –|
|Siniša Varga||SDP||Minister of Health||11 June 2014 –|
|Vedran Mornar||Non-party||Minister of Science, Education and Sports||11 June 2014 –|
|Andrea Zlatar-Violić||HNS||Minister of Culture||23 December 2011 –|
|Source: Vlada Republike Hrvatske|
|Zlatko Komadina||SDP||Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure||23 December 2011 – 4 April 2012|
|Mirela Holy||SDP||Minister of Environmental Protection and Nature||23 December 2011 – 7 June 2012|
|Radimir Čačić||HNS||Deputy Prime Minister (for Economic Issues)
Minister of Economy
|23 December 2011 – 14 November 2012 |
|Veljko Ostojić||IDS||Minister of Tourism||23 December 2011 – 9 March 2013|
|Neven Mimica||SDP||Deputy Prime Minister (for Home, Foreign and European Affairs)||23 December 2011 – 1 July 2013|
|Slavko Linić||SDP||Minister of Finance||23 December 2011 – 6 May 2014|
|Rajko Ostojić||SDP||Minister of Health||23 December 2011 – 11 June 2014|
|Željko Jovanović||SDP||Minister of Science, Education and Sports||23 December 2011 – 11 June 2014|
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