Stjepan Kljuić

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Stjepan Kljuić
Croat Member of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
1990 – 1996
Serving with Franjo Boras (1990-1993)
Serving with Ivo Komšić (1993-1996)
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Krešimir Zubak
Personal details
Born (1939-12-19) 19 December 1939 (age 77)
Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political party Union of Social Democrats
Social Democratic Union
Republican Party
Croatian Democratic Union

Stjepan Kljuić[pronunciation?] (born 19 December 1939) is a Bosnian Croat politician and academic who has been an active participant in Bosnian politics since Bosnian independence.


Stjepan Kljuić was a member of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a founding member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party in 1990. He served as the president of the Bosnian branch of the Croatian Democratic Union and protested that Croats should support the elected government of Alija Izetbegović.[1]

The central HDZ leadership in Zagreb pressured local leadership in Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to depose him of his leadership position.[2] He was replaced with Mate Boban.[1]

Upon founding of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992, Kljuić was elected its first president.[3] In 1994, he founded his own party, the Republican Party,[4] a multi-ethnic, pro-Bosnia party. He stood as the party's candidate for the Croat member of the Presidency in the 2002 general elections, but failed to be elected.[citation needed]

Later, Kljuić took part [clarification needed] in the ICTY proceedings.[5]


  1. ^ a b Ramet, Sabrina P. (2006). The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2004. Indiana University Press. p. 343. ISBN 0-271-01629-9. 
  2. ^ "Division of Bosnia was Tudman's Only Option". Tjednik. 16 May 1997. 
  3. ^ "Historija". Olimpijski komitet Bosne i Hercegovine. 
  4. ^ "SDA se ne boji Lagumdžije i Silajdžića". Dani. 2 March 2001. 
  5. ^ Nettelfield, Lara J. (2010). Courting Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Hague Tribunal's Impact in a Postwar State. Cambridge University Press. p. 70. ISBN 0-521-76380-0.