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Gordan Jandroković
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22nd "Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
Assumed office
5 May 2017
Preceded by "Božo Petrov
Member of the Croatian Parliament
Assumed office
22 December 2003
10th "Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
In office
13 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Prime Minister "Ivo Sanader
"Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by "Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Succeeded by "Vesna Pusić
Personal details
Born (1967-08-02) 2 August 1967 (age 50)
"Bjelovar, "Croatia
Nationality "Croat
Political party "Croatian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Sonja Jandroković
Children 3
"Alma mater "University of Zagreb

Gordan Jandroković (born 2 August 1967) is a "Croatian politician and diplomat who has been the "Speaker of the Croatian Parliament since 5 May 2017. He previously served as "Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration from 2008 until 2011 and as "Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia from 2010 until 2011, in the cabinet of "Jadranka Kosor.

Early life[edit]

Jandroković was born in "Bjelovar. He graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1991, and obtained a diploma from the Faculty of Political Sciences in 1993.[1]

Political career[edit]

Jandroković was elected the Member of the Croatian Parliament for 5 consecutive times, in Croatian parliamentary elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2016. During his parliamentary career Jandroković, among other functions, served as the Chairman of the Committee on the Economy, development and renovation from 2003 to 2004 and as the Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee from 2004 to 2007. In the same period he served as the Chairman of the Delegation to the Croatia - EU Joint Parliamentary Committee. In the 7th term of the Croatian Parliament, from 2011 to 2015, Jandroković was the Deputy Chairman first of the European Integration Committee and then of the European Affairs Committee, founded upon Croatia’s entry into the European Union. He was elected the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee on 23 January 2016. Following the "extraordinary parliamentary elections in September 2016, he was elected the Deputy "Speaker of the Croatian Parliament on 14 October 2016.

As per a post-election agreement, set up in 2016, between the two parties in the governing coalition: the "Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) (led by Prime Minister "Andrej Plenković) and the "Bridge of Independent Lists (Most) (led by "Božo Petrov, who would later be elected Speaker of the Parliament), Jandroković was supposed assume the speakership some time in 2018[2] (the middle of the current legislative term, due to end in 2020). However, due to the breakup of the coalition between the "Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the "Bridge of Independent Lists (Most), "Božo Petrov resigned as Speaker on 4 May 2017, while Jandroković was voted into office as the new Speaker on 5 May 2017.

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