Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina^a , commonly abbreviated to Federal Government^b , is the main executive branch of government in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is headed by the prime minister. The Federal president, in agreement with both vicepresidents of the Federation, appoints the Federal Government, upon consultation with a prime minister or a nominee for that office. The Government is elected after its appointment has been confirmed by a majority vote of the Federal House of Representatives.[1]

The Federal Government has a prime minister and 16 ministers. It must be composed of eight Bosniak, five Croat and three Serb ministers. One minister from the minority may be nominated by the Federal prime minister from the quota of the largest constituent people. According to the Constitution, the 15% of the members of the Government must come from one constituent nation. A minimum of 35% of the members of the Government must come from two constituent nations. Also, one member of the Government must come from the group of the Others (minorities). The Federal Government must have two Vicepresidents from other two constitutive nations. The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina exercises its executive powers in conformity with the Federal Constitution. The current government is led by Prime Minister Ismar Gutić.[1]

Current cabinet[edit]

Position Portfolio Name Party Nationality
Prime Minister Fadil Novalić SDA Bosniak
Deputy Prime Minister Finance Jelka Miličević HDZ BiH Croat
Deputy Prime Minister Trade Aleksandar Remetić DF Serb
Minister Energy, Mining and Industry vacant
Minister Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry Šemsudin Dedić SDA Bosniak
Minister Traffic and Communication Denis Lasić HDZ BiH Croat
Minister Planning Josip Martić HDZ BiH Croat
Minister Work and Social Welfare Milan Mandilović DF minority
Minister Internal Affairs Aljoša Čampara SDA Bosniak
Minister Development, Entrepreneurship and Craft Amir Zukić SDA Bosniak
Minister Justice Mato Jozić HDZ BiH Croat
Minister Healthcare Vjekoslav Mandić HDZ BiH Croat
Minister Veterans Salko Bukvarević SDA Bosniak
Minister Displaced Persons and Refugeees Edin Ramić SDA Bosniak
Minister Environment and Tourism Snježana Soldat DF Serb
Minister Education and Science[c] Elvira Dilberović SDA Bosniak
Minister Culture and Sports[c] Zora Dujmović HDZ BiH Serb

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^a Bosnian: Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovina; Croatian: Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine; Serbian: Влада Федерације Босне и Херцеговине

^b Bosnian: Federalna Vlada; Croatian: Federalna Vlada; Serbian: Федерална Влада

^c Regarded as unconstitutional since 2010.