Speaker of the Croatian Parliament

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Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
Predsjednik Hrvatskog sabora
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Logo of the Croatian Parliament
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Incumbent
Josip Leko

since 10 October 2012
Style Mister/Madam Speaker
Appointer Croatian Parliament
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Žarko Domljan
Formation 30 May 1990
Coat of arms
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The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (Croatian: Predsjednik Hrvatskog sabora, literally the President of the Croatian Parliament) is the presiding figure in the Croatian Parliament, Croatia's legislative body.

The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament serves as interim President of Croatia if the elected President resigns from office, or if his/her term expires and a new President is not elected.

History of the office[edit]

Duties and competences[edit]

List[edit]

This is the list of Speakers of the Croatian Parliament.

      League of Communists of Yugoslavia       Social Democratic Party       Croatian Democratic Union       Croatian Peasant Party       Non-party

No. Speaker Lifespan Term of office

Electoral
mandates
Party Notes
1 Vladimir Nazor Vladimir Nazor 1876–1949 13 June
1943
26 February
1946
Independent[1] 1943-45 President of the ZAVNOH (entailing the function of head of state); 1945-46 Speaker of Parliament. After 1946 became head of state as the President of the Presidium of the Parliament (until his death in office).
2 Zlatan Sremec Zlatan Sremec 1898–1971 26 February
1946
December
1953
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Since 6 February 1953, with the abolition of the Presidium, Sremec served as formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament).
3 Vladimir Bakarić Vladimir Bakarić 1912–1983 December
1953
December
1963
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament). Longest term to date as Croatian speaker, also served as Prime Minister of Croatia. People's Hero of Yugoslavia
4 Ivan Stevo Krajačić Ivan Krajačić 1906–1986 December
1963
June
1967
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament).
5 Jakov Blažević Jakov Blažević 1912–1996 June
1967
April
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament).
6 Ivo Perišin Ivo Perišin 1923–2009 April
1974

1978
League of Communists of Yugoslavia After the establishment of the Presidency of Croatia on 8 May 1974, the function of de jure Croatian head of state transferred to that body. Perišin also at one time held the positions of Prime Minister of Croatia, and Mayor of Split.
7 Jure Bilić Jure Bilić 1922–2006
1978

1982
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
8 Jovo Grčić Jovo Ugrčić 1922–
1982

1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
9 No image.png Ivo Latin 1929–2002
1984

1986
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
10 Anđelko Runjić Anđelko Runjić 1938–
1986
30 May
1990
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Following the 1990 parliamentary election and constitutional reforms
1
(11)
Žarko Domljan Žarko Domljan 1932– 30 May
1990
7 September
1992
Croatian Democratic Union
1990
2
(12)
Stjepan Mesić Stjepan Mesić 1934– 7 September
1992
24 May
1994
Croatian Democratic Union
1992
3
(13)
Nedjeljko Mihanović Nedjeljko Mihanović 1930– 24 May
1994
28 November
1995
Croatian Democratic Union
 —
4
(14)
Vlatko Pavletić Vlatko Pavletić 1930–2007 28 November
1995
2 February
2000
Croatian Democratic Union
1995
5
(15)
Zlatko Tomčić Zlatko Tomčić 1945– 2 February
2000
22 December
2003
Croatian Peasant Party
2000
6
(16)
Vladimir Šeks Vladimir Šeks 1943– 22 December
2003
11 January
2008
Croatian Democratic Union
2003, 2007
7
(17)
Luka Bebić Luka Bebić 1937– 11 January
2008
22 December
2011
Croatian Democratic Union
 —
8
(18)
Boris Šprem Boris Šprem 1956–2012 22 December
2011
30 September
2012
Social Democratic Party Died in office.
2011
9
(19)
Josip Leko Josip Leko 1948– 10 October
2012
Incumbent Social Democratic Party Leko served as acting Speaker from 30 September 2012, when his predecessor Boris Šprem died, until his election as permanent Speaker on 10 October 2012.
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