Cabinet of Zoran Milanović
12th cabinet of the Republic of Croatia
|Date formed||23 December 2011|
|Date dissolved||22 January 2016|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Ivo Josipović (2011-2015)
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (2015–2016)
|Head of government||Zoran Milanović|
|Deputy head of government||Radimir Čačić (2011-2012)
Vesna Pusić (2012–2016)
|No. of ministers||21 (on 22 January 2016)|
|Total no. of ministers||30 (including former members)|
|Member party||Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP)
Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats (HNS)
Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS)
with support from HSU and SDSS
|Status in legislature||Majority coalition government|
|Opposition party||Croatian Democratic Union|
|Opposition leader||Jadranka Kosor (2011-2012)
Tomislav Karamarko (2012–2016)
|Predecessor||Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor|
|Successor||Cabinet of Tihomir Orešković|
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The Twelfth Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Dvanaesta Vlada Republike Hrvatske) was the Croatian Government cabinet led by Prime Minister Zoran Milanović. It was in office from 23 December 2011 until 22 January 2016. It was formed following the November 2011 election won by the centre-left Kukuriku coalition.
By taking office at the age of 45, Zoran Milanović became the second-youngest Prime Minister since Croatia's independence. In addition, his cabinet was also the youngest cabinet in the same period, with an average age of 48. It was surpassed by the succeeding cabinet of Tihomir Orešković, with an average age of 46.
Cabinet members came from three out of the four parties of the winning coalition, leaving only the single-issue Croatian Party of Pensioners (HSU) without representation:
- Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP)
- Croatian People's Party (HNS)
- Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS)
The Milanović cabinet endured a major change when the first deputy prime minister Radimir Čačić resigned in November 2012 following his vehicular manslaughter conviction in Hungary. Also, Milanović's government underwent the most cabinet changes of any Croatian government to date. Namely, nine ministers in total were replaced before the cabinet's term of office expired in January 2016.
Changes from the preceding cabinet
The number of ministries rose to 20, up from 16 in the preceding centre-right Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor. None of the previous ministers have retained their position, and several ministries were renamed or had their portfolios reorganized:
- The former Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (MINGORP) was renamed Ministry of Economy, headed by Radimir Čačić. Labour and entrepreneurship portfolios were taken over by two other newly established ministries.
- The Ministry of Labour and Pension System was created, taking over the labour portfolio from MINGORP.
- The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts was created, taking over the entrepreneurship portfolio from MINGORP.
- The former Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MZSS) was renamed Ministry of Health, dropping the social welfare portfolio.
- The former Ministry of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity (MOBMS) was renamed Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, dropping the veterans' affairs portfolio and taking over the social welfare portfolio from the former MZSS.
- The Ministry for Veterans' Affairs was created, taking over the portfolio from the former MOMBS.
- The former Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction (MZOPU) was split into two new ministries - the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nature and the Ministry of Construction.
- The former Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MVPEI) was renamed Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
- The former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development was renamed Ministry of Agriculture.
- The former Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management was renamed Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds Management.
- In addition, the number of Deputy Prime Ministers fell from six under Jadranka Kosor to four, and the number of Deputy PM's holding no other office in the cabinet was reduced from three to just one.
Only two cabinet members have previously held senior executive posts - from 2000 to 2003 Slavko Linić held the position of Deputy Prime Minister and Radimir Čačić was Minister of Public Works, Construction and Reconstruction, both under Prime Minister Ivica Račan.
Party breakdown of cabinet ministers:
List of Ministers
- In December 2011, the Cabinet had one First Deputy Prime Minister (Radimir Čačić) and three Deputy Prime Ministers: for Neven Mimica this is his only post in the Cabinet, while Radimir Čačić, Branko Grčić and Milanka Opačić serve as both Deputy Prime Ministers and ministers of their respective portfolios.
- In November 2012, Vesna Pusić replaced Čačić as the First Deputy Prime Minister.
|Zlatko Komadina||SDP||Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure||23 December 2011 – 4 April 2012|
|Mirela Holy||SDP||Minister of Environmental Protection and Nature||23 December 2011 – 7 June 2012|
|Radimir Čačić||HNS||Deputy Prime Minister (for Economic Issues)
Minister of Economy
|23 December 2011 – 14 November 2012 |
|Veljko Ostojić||IDS||Minister of Tourism||23 December 2011 – 9 March 2013|
|Neven Mimica||SDP||Deputy Prime Minister (for Home, Foreign and European Affairs)||23 December 2011 – 1 July 2013|
|Slavko Linić||SDP||Minister of Finance||23 December 2011 – 6 May 2014|
|Rajko Ostojić||SDP||Minister of Health||23 December 2011 – 11 June 2014|
|Željko Jovanović||SDP||Minister of Science, Education and Sports||23 December 2011 – 11 June 2014|
|Andrea Zlatar-Violić||HNS||Minister of Culture||23 December 2011 –25 March 2015|
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- Ministar Komadina podnio ostavku na dužnost, Vlada.hr
- "Ministrica Holy podnijela ostavku zbog afere s e-mailom Reneu Valčiću". Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- "Radimir Čačić podnio ostavku na dužnosti u Vladi". Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- Predsjednik Vlade Milanović prihvatio ostavku ministra turizma, Vlada.hr