Cabinet of Ivica Račan II

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Second Račan Cabinet
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8th cabinet of the Republic of Croatia
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Date formed 30 July 2002
Date dissolved 23 December 2003
People and organisations
Head of state Stjepan Mesić
Head of government Ivica Račan
Deputy head of government Goran Granić
Ante Simonić
Slavko Linić
Željka Antunović
No. of ministers 24 (on 23 December 2003)
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
1
Total no. of ministers 25 (including former members)
Member parties Social Democratic Party
Party of Liberal Democrats
Croatian Peasant Party
Croatian People's Party
Liberal Party
Status in legislature Majority coalition government
Opposition party Croatian Democratic Union
Opposition leader Ivo Sanader
History
Election(s) 3 January 2000
Legislature term(s) 2000-2003
Predecessor Cabinet of Ivica Račan I
Successor Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I
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The Eight Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Osma Vlada Republike Hrvatske) was the second of two Croatian Government cabinets led by Prime Minister Ivica Račan. It was announced on 30 July 2002 and its term ended on 23 December 2003. Račan's second cabinet was formed after Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) and Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS) had decided to leave the ruling six-party coalition. The cabinet was succeeded by Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I, following the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union's return to power in the 2003 parliamentary elections.

Parties included in the government:

Party breakdown[edit]

Party breakdown of cabinet ministers (23 December 2003):

15
4
2
2
1

Changes from Cabinet of Ivica Račan I[edit]

Following the exit of IDS (in June 2001) and HSLS (in July 2002) from the ruling coalition, the cabinet was reconstructed. IDS only had one seat in the cabinet which had already been taken over by SDP. As for seven HSLS members of government (six ministers and one deputy prime minister), they were replaced either by members of SDP or by politicians from HSLS' splinter party Libra (Party of Liberal Democrats) which was formed by former HSLS members who decided to support the government rather than follow HSLS president Dražen Budiša's decision to leave the coalition and move into opposition. A third liberal party LS (Liberalna stranka), which had been established in 1997 by Vlado Gotovac as an earlier offshoot of HSLS, also chose to support the ruling coalition and gained one seat in the cabinet.

  • Goran Granić (ex HSLS, now Libra) returned to the post of Deputy Prime Minister after four months (Granić was Deputy Prime Minister from January 2000 to March 2002, when he was replaced by his party leader Dražen Budiša who held the post from March to July that year).
  • The number of Deputy Prime Ministers was expanded from three to four, with Ante Simonić (HSS) appointed as the fourth deputy. Along with three seats HSS already had in the previous cabinet, this increased their presence to four cabinet members.
  • Željka Antunović (SDP) continued to serve as Deputy PM, but also took on the post of defence minister, replacing Jozo Radoš (ex HSLS). Although Radoš had also left HSLS and joined the newly formed Libra, he resigned from his post to pave the way for Antunović.
  • Roland Žuvanić (ex HSLS, now Libra) replaced Mario Kovač (HSLS) as Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Communications.
  • Božo Kovačević (ex HSLS, now LS) kept his post as Minister of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning, but was replaced in July 2003 by Ivo Banac (LS).
  • Hrvoje Kraljević (HSLS), Minister of Science and Technology, was replaced by Gvozden Flego (SDP).
  • Hrvoje Vojković (HSLS), Minister of Economy, was replaced by Ljubo Jurčić (SDP)
  • Gordana Sobol (SDP) was appointed Minister without portfolio

List of ministers and portfolios[edit]

Some periods in the table start before the cabinet's inauguration, when the minister listed was appointed to the post in the preceding Cabinet of Ivica Račan I (27 January 2000 – 30 July 2002).

Minister Party Portfolio Period
Ivica Račan SDP Prime Minister 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Goran Granić Libra Deputy Prime Minister 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003
Ante Simonić HSS Deputy Prime Minister 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003
Slavko Linić SDP Deputy Prime Minister 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Željka Antunović SDP Deputy Prime Minister 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Minister of Defence 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003
Andro Vlahušić HNS Minister of Health 22 November 2001 – 23 December 2003
Davorko Vidović SDP Minister of Labour and Social Welfare 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Mato Crkvenac SDP Minister of Finance 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Antun Vujić SDP Minister of Culture 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Božidar Pankretić HSS Minister of Agriculture and Forest Management 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Ivica Pančić SDP Minister of Veterans' Affairs 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Tonino Picula SDP Minister of Foreign Affairs 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Neven Mimica SDP Minister of European Integration 28 September 2001 – 23 December 2003
Roland Žuvanić Libra Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Transport and Communications 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003
Pave Župan-Rusković SDP Minister of Tourism 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Ingrid Antičević-Marinović SDP Minister of Justice, Public Administration and Local Self-government 28 September 2001 – 23 December 2003
Božo Kovačević Libra Minister of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning 27 January 2000 – 18 July 2003
Ivo Banac LS 18 July 2003 – 23 December 2003
Radimir Čačić HNS Minister of Public Works, Construction and Reconstruction 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Gvozden Flego SDP Minister of Science and Technology 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003
Vladimir Strugar HSS Minister of Education and Sports 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Šime Lučin SDP Minister of the Interior 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Ljubo Jurčić SDP Minister of Economy 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003
Željko Pecek HSS Minister for Crafts, Small and Mid-sized Entrepreneurship 27 January 2000 – 23 December 2003
Gordana Sobol SDP Minister without portfolio 30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003

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