Nermin Nikšić

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Nermin Nikšić
8th Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assumed office
17 March 2011
President Živko Budimir
Deputy Jerko Ivanković-Lijanović
Desnica Radivojević
Preceded by Mustafa Mujezinović
Succeeded by Fadil Novalić
Member of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
6 June 2000 – 17 March 2007
Prime Minister Spasoje Tuševljak (2000)
Martin Raguž (2000-2001)
Božidar Matić (2001)
Zlatko Lagumdžija (2001-2002)
Dragan Mikerević (2002)
Adnan Terzić (2002-2007)
Nikola Špirić(2007-2012)
Personal details
Born (1960-12-27) 27 December 1960 (age 54)
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Bosniak
Political party Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Spouse(s) Nadja Nikšić
Children 2
Residence Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alma mater University Džemal Bijedić of Mostar
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Religion Sunni Islam
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Service/branch Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Years of service 1992-1995
Unit 7th Brigade
43 Brigade
Battles/wars Bosnian War

Nermin Nikšić (Bosnian pronunciation: [nîkʃit͡ɕ]; 27 December 1960) is a Bosnian politician who serves as Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Nikšić was born in Konjic in 1960. His father is Džemal and mother Amila. He attended elementary and high school in his birth town. He graduated from Faculty of Law of University of Mostar in 1986.

From 1988 he was employed in Konjic where he worked as clerk of town planning, construction and housing and communal services, market and catering inspector. From 1990 until 1992 he was Head of the Inspection.

In 1993, Nikšić joined to the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Year later he became president of the SDP in Konjic. During the Bosnian War he served as assistant to the commander of the 7th Brigade for legal jobs and assistant to the commander of the 43rd Brigade for moral.

From 1995 until 1998 he was Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Municipality of Konjic, and from 1998 until 2000 he was Head of General Administration, Housing and Communal Services and Inspections. In 2000 he was named Deputy Mayor of Konjic, but he soon resigned since he became member of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 2002 until 2006 he was vice president of the SDP clup in the parliament. In 2004 Nikšić became president of the SDP BiH in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton. In November 2006 he was president of the SDP parliamentary club. In December 2014 Nikšić become President of the SDP BiH.

In March 2011, after shorter political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he was named Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Political crisis occurred after the elections when major parties were unable to have an agreement to form the new government.

Personal life[edit]

Nikšić is married to Nadja and he has two children, daughter Najra and son Haris.