|5th President of Croatian Parliament|
2 February 2000 – 22 December 2003
|Preceded by||Vlatko Pavletić|
|Succeeded by||Vladimir Šeks|
|President of Croatia (Acting)|
2 February 2000 – 19 February 2000
|Prime Minister||Ivica Račan|
|Preceded by||Vlatko Pavletić (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Stjepan Mesić|
|President of the Croatian Peasant Party|
|Preceded by||Drago Stipac|
|Succeeded by||Josip Friščić|
|Member of Croatian Parliament from 2nd electoral district|
|Succeeded by||Miroslav Čačija|
7 October 1945 |
Zagreb, FS Croatia, DF Yugoslavia
|Political party||Croatian Peasant Party|
Zlatko Tomčić (born 1945) is a former Croatian politician, the leader of the Croatian Peasant Party (Hrvatska seljačka stranka—HSS) from 1994 to 2005. He served as the President of the Croatian Parliament, as a representative in the Parliament, and as acting President of Croatia for a brief period. He has graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Tomčić became leader of the Croatian Peasant Party in 1994 while serving as a Minister of Construction and Environment in the Croatian Democratic Union-led cabinet of Nikica Valentić. Under his leadership, the Peasant Party led the coalition that came in second in the 1995 elections, winning 18 seats, of which 10 went to members of HSS, including Tomčić.
In the 2000 elections the HSS-led coalition came in third, winning 25 seats, of which 17 went to HSS. These parties joined with the election winners (SDP-HSLS coalition) to form the government, and Tomčić became the President of the Parliament (Predsjednik Sabora). He was instated on 2 February 2000.
As the speaker of parliament, Tomčić also briefly served as the acting President of Croatia, as the post was at the time vacant due to the death of President Franjo Tuđman in December 1999. He gave up the position to the newly elected president Stipe Mesić on 18 February 2000.
Tomčić remained President of the Parliament until December 2003, following new elections where the party lost seats and went into the opposition. Tomčić did, however, keep a seat in the Parliament.
In 2005, the HSS ten-member club in the Parliament split between a group supporting Tomčić and another one insisting on change in leadership. In the party election of December 2005, Tomčić was opposed by Josip Friščić and defeated. After defeat he gave up his parliament seat and left politics.
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|Party political offices|
|President of Croatian Peasant Party
December 1994 – December 2005
|Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
2 February 2000 – 2003
Vlatko Pavletić (acting)
|President of Croatia (acting)
2 February 2000 – 18 February 2000