Mayor of Split

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Mayor of the City of Split
Coat of arms of Split.svg
Incumbent
Ivo Baldasar

since June 7, 2013
Term length 4 years, unlimited number of renewals
Inaugural holder Jakov Cindro
Formation 1806
Website http://www.split.hr/Default.aspx?sec=527

The Mayor of the City of Split (Croatian: Gradonačelnik Grada Splita), colloquially the Poteštat (derived from "podestà"), is the highest official of the Croatian city of Split. From 1990 to 2007 the mayor was elected by the city assembly. Since 2007 Croatian mayors are elected directly by the citizens.[1] The first such election in Split occurred in 2009.

List[edit]

Here follows a list of the 75 people who have thus far served as Mayor (or President of the City Council) of the City of Split. They were immediately preceded by the succession of podestà (city "princes" or "governors", kneževi) under the Venetian Republic. The latter were colloquially known as "poteštati", and usually also held the office of Captain of the City. The term "poteštat" has since remained as a local, traditional term for the Mayor as well.

Kingdom of Italy[edit]

      Independent

Coat of Arms of the noble House of Cindro
No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
Kingdom of Italy
1806-1809
1 No image.png Jakov Cindro 1806 1809 Independent Preceded by last Venetian Podestà (and City Captain) Nicolo Barozzi, who was removed in 1797.

French Empire[edit]

No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
2 No image.png Petar Alberti 1809 1810 Independent First term.
3 No image.png Antun Sarti 1810 1810 Independent
4 No image.png Nikola Ivulić 1810 1810 Independent
5 No image.png Petar Alberti 1810 1811 Independent Second term.
6 No image.png Josip Cindro 1811 1813 Independent
7 No image.png Karlo Lanza 1778–1834 1813 1814 Independent

Austria[edit]

      People's Party       Autonomist Party

No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
8 No image.png Petar Nutrizio Grisogono 1814 1818 Autonomist Party
9 No image.png Petar Cambi 1818 1823 Autonomist Party
10 No image.png Leonard Kružević 1823 1825 Autonomist Party
11 No image.png Ivan Lovro Alberti 1825 1831 Autonomist Party
12 No image.png Leonard Dudan 1832 1836 Autonomist Party First term.
13 No image.png Jerko Capogrosso 1841 1844 Autonomist Party
14 No image.png Mihovil Tartaglia 1845 1848 Autonomist Party
15 No image.png Leonard Dudan 1848 1853 Autonomist Party Second term.
16 No image.png Šimun de Michieli-Vitturi 1853 1859 Autonomist Party Presided over the start of the so-called "Split Renaissance".
17 Antonio Bajamonti Antonio Bajamonti 1822–1891 1860 1864 Autonomist Party First term. Held longest term in office as mayor of Split: headed city government almost continuously for 20 years (1860-1880).
18 No image.png Frano Lanza 1864 1865 Autonomist Party
19 Antonio Bajamonti Antonio Bajamonti 1822–1891 1865 1880 Autonomist Party Second term. This time representing the Liberal Union coalition. The longest term in office of any Mayor of Split.
20 No image.png Aleksandar Nallini 1880 1882 Autonomist Party
21 No image.png Emil Ragazzini 1882 1882 Autonomist Party
22 No image.png Dujam Rendić-Miočević 1834–1915 1882 1885 People's Party Resigned due to conflict with Gajo Filomen Bulat.
23 Gajo Bulat Gajo Filomen Bulat 1836–1900 1885 1893 People's Party
24 No image.png Ivan Manger 1893 1897
25 No image.png Petar Katalinić 1844–1922 1897 1899 First mayor from the Katalinić family.
26 No image.png Vinko Milić 1833–1910 1900 1906
27 Ante Trumbić Ante Trumbić 1864–1938 1906 1907 Croatian Party
28 No image.png Vicko Mihaljević 1861–1911 1907 1911 Served as the inspiration for the mayor character in the Velo Misto series by Miljenko Smoje.
29 No image.png Vicko Katalinić 1857–1917 1911 1912 First term. Second mayor from the Katalinić family.
30 No image.png Teodor Šporn 1912 1913 First term.
31 No image.png Vicko Katalinić 1857–1917 1913 1914 Second term.
32 No image.png Frane Madirazza 1914 1917
33 No image.png Vicko Nišetić 1917 1917
34 No image.png Teodor Šporn 1917 1918 Second term.
35 No image.png Josip Smodlaka 1869–1956 1918 1918 Croatian Democratic Party First term.
Previously a member of the Imperial Council of the Austrian Empire. Later became a member of the NKOJ and the first foreign minister of the second Yugoslavia.

Kingdom of Yugoslavia[edit]

      Yugoslav National Party       Yugoslav Radical Union       Croatian Peasant Party

No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
36 No image.png Ivo Tartaglia 1880–1949 1918 1928 Held office for 10 years. His extensive art collection formed the core of the exhibitions in the future Gallery of Fine Arts in Split.
37 No image.png Petar Bonetti 1928 1928
38 No image.png Josip Berković 1885–1968 1928 1929
39 No image.png Jakša Račić 1868–1943 1929 1933 Yugoslav National Party Medical doctor, head of the city sanatorium. Modernized medical services in the city; began the forestation of Marjan hill. An ethnic Croat, he was a member of the Chetnik movement during World War II. He was executed by Dalmatian Partisans.
40 No image.png Mihovil Kargotić 1933 1938
41 No image.png Mirko Buić 1938 1938
42 No image.png Vlado Matošić 1938 1939 Yugoslav Radical Union
43 No image.png Ivan Zlatko Vrdoljak 1939 1939
44 No image.png Stjepan Spalatin 1939 1940
45 No image.png Josip Brkić 1887–1959 1940 1941 Croatian Peasant Party

World War II[edit]

      National Liberation Front (resistance coalition)       Communist Party of Yugoslavia

No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
Civil Commissioners
Italian occupation 1941-43
N/A No image.png Bruno Nardelli April
1941
28 April
1941
National Fascist Party
N/A No image.png Antonio Tacconi 1880–1962 28 April
1941

1943
National Fascist Party Civil Commissioner (mayor) for Split after the city's formal annexation into fascist Italy.
No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
Presidents of the National Liberation Committee
Wartime resistance city government 1942-47
46 No image.png Ivo Amulić 6 April
1942
15 May
1942
Unitary National Liberation Front
(coalition)
47 No image.png Ivo Tijardović 1895–1976 15 May
1942
July
1943
Unitary National Liberation Front
(coalition)
48 No image.png Josip Smodlaka 1869–1956 September
1943
October
1943
Unitary National Liberation Front
(coalition)
Second term.
Previously a member of the Imperial Council of the Austrian Empire. Later became a member of the NKOJ and the first foreign minister of the second Yugoslavia.
49 No image.png Petar Vitezica October
1943
May
1944
Unitary National Liberation Front
(coalition)
50 No image.png Umberto Fabris May
1944
25 November
1944
Unitary National Liberation Front
(coalition)
51 No image.png Ante Mrduljaš 25 November
1944
25 June
1947
Communist Party of Yugoslavia

Federal Yugoslavia[edit]

      League of Communists of Yugoslavia       Croatian Democratic Union

The current Coat of arms of Split is a modification of this one introduced during the Yugoslav period, which, in turn, was based on the Medieval (14th century) arms
No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office Party Note
52 No image.png Marko Šore 1947 1947 Communist Party of Yugoslavia
53 No image.png Ivo Raić 1947 1949 Communist Party of Yugoslavia
54 No image.png Paško Ninčević 1949 1952 Communist Party of Yugoslavia
(renamed in 1952)
55 No image.png Ivo Senjanović 1952 1955 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
(renamed)
56 No image.png Rade Dumanić 1918–2008 1955 1963 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Presided over the start of large-scale urbanization and expansion of the city.
57 No image.png Ante Zelić 1963 1965 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Paved the road network on Marjan hill.
58 No image.png Ivo Perišin 1925–2008 1965 1967 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time held the positions of President of the Executive Council (Prime Minister), and President of the Assembly (Head of State) of Croatia.
59 No image.png Jakša Miličić 1926– 1967 1974 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Presided over major urban expansion projects and the construction of the Split 3 district.
60 No image.png Vjekoslav Vidjak 1974 1982 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Presided, along with Ante Skataretiko, over the organization and preparations for the 1979 Mediterranean Games in Split.
61 No image.png Dragutin Matošić 1982 1983 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
62 No image.png Ante Kovač 1983 1984 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
63 No image.png Božidar Papić 1985 1986 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
64 No image.png Drago Urličić 1986 1987 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
65 No image.png Gordana Kosanović 1987 1990 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
66 No image.png Onesin Cvitan 1939–
1990

1991
Croatian Democratic Union
1990

Since independence[edit]

      Social Democratic Party       Croatian Democratic Union       Croatian Social Liberal Party       Liberal Party       Croatian Civic Party       Independent

No. Mayor Lifespan Term of office

Electoral
mandate
Party Note
67 Petar Slapničar Petar Slapničar 1932–
1991

1993
Croatian Democratic Union
 —
  Nikola Grabić Nikola Grabić 1938–
1993

1997

Croatian Social Liberal Party
Switched political party mid-term.
68


 — Croatian Democratic Union

69 Ivan Škarić Ivan Škarić 1944–
1997

2001
Croatian Social Liberal Party Elected to the Croatian Parliament in 2003.[2]
 —
70 Slobodan Beroš Slobodan Beroš 1945–
2002

2003
Social Democratic Party
 —
71 Miroslav Buličić Miroslav Buličić 1952–
2003

2005
Liberal Party
 —
72 Zvonimir Puljić Zvonimir Puljić 1947–2009
2005

2007
Croatian Democratic Union Resigned after confrontations with the Velo Misto List coalition partner.
2005
73 Ivan Kuret Ivan Kuret 1971– 17 July
2007
June 1
2009
Croatian Democratic Union Continuation of the previous term; appointed following the resignation of his predecessor.
 —
74 Željko Kerum Željko Kerum 1960– June 1
2009
June 7
2013

Independent
Ran as an independent candidate. After election founded the Croatian Civic Party (HGS). Elected Member of Parliament in 2011 (ran in coalition with the Croatian Democratic Union).
74


2009 Croatian Civic Party

75 Ivo Baldasar Ivo Baldasar 1958– June 7
2013
Incumbent Social Democratic Party
2013

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