Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina^a , commonly abbreviated to Federal Government^b , is the main executive branch of government in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is headed by the prime minister. The Federal president, in agreement with both vicepresidents of the Federation, appoints the Federal Government, upon consultation with a prime minister or a nominee for that office. The Government is elected after its appointment has been confirmed by a majority vote of the Federal House of Representatives.[1]

The Federal Government has a prime minister and 16 ministers. It must be composed of eight Bosniak, five Croat and three Serb ministers. One minister from the minority may be nominated by the Federal prime minister from the quota of the largest constituent people. According to the Constitution, the 15% of the members of the Government must come from one constituent nation. A minimum of 35% of the members of the Government must come from two constituent nations. Also, one member of the Government must come from the group of the Others (minorities). The Federal Government must have two Vicepresidents from other two constitutive nations. The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina exercises its executive powers in conformity with the Federal Constitution. The current government is led by Prime Minister Ismar Gutić.[1]

Current cabinet[edit]

Position Portfolio Name Party Nationality
Prime Minister Nermin Nikšić SDP Bosniak
Deputy Prime Minister Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry Jerko Ivanković-Lijanović NSRzB Croat
Deputy Prime Minister Planning Desnica Radivojević SDP Serb
Minister Internal Affairs Predrag Kurteš SDP Croat
Minister Justice Zoran Mikulić SDP Croat
Minister Finance Ante Krajina non-partisan Croat
Minister Energy, Mining and Industry Erdal Trhulj SDA Bosniak
Minister Traffic and Communication Enver Bijedić SDP Bosniak
Minister Work and Social Welfare Vjekoslav Čamber non-partisan Croat
Minister Displaced Persons and Refugeees Adil Osmanović SDA Bosniak
Minister Veterans Zukan Helez SDP Bosniak
Minister Healthcare Rusmir Mesihović SDP Bosniak
Minister Trade Milorad Bahilj NSRzB Serb
Minister Development, Entrepreneurship and Craft Sanjin Halimović SDA Bosniak
Minister Environment and Tourism Branka Đurić SDP Serb



^a Bosnian: Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovina; Croatian: Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine; Serbian: Влада Федерације Босне и Херцеговине

^b Bosnian: Federalna Vlada; Croatian: Federalna Vlada; Serbian: Федерална Влада