Borislav Paravac

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Borislav Paravac
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7th Serb member of the
Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
10 April 2003 – 6 November 2006
Preceded by Mirko Šarović
Succeeded by Nebojša Radmanović
Personal details
Born (1943-02-18) 18 February 1943 (age 74)
Kostajnica, Independent State of Croatia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina
Political party Serb Democratic Party (SDS)

Borislav Paravac[pronunciation?] (Serbian Cyrillic: Борислав Паравац; born 18 February 1943) is a Bosnian Serb politician and former member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 10 April 2003 to 6 November 2006.[1]

Paravac was born on 18 February 1943 in Kostajnica near Doboj in northern Bosnia. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Zagreb in 1966. From 1990 to 2000, he was mayor of Doboj municipality, and was also a Parliament Member in the Republika Srpska People's Assembly.

In the 2002 election Paravac was elected to parliament. Following the dismissal of Mirko Šarović from his post at the tripartite presidency by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lord Paddy Ashdown, Paravac was appointed to the post on 11 April 2003.