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Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
Predsjednik Hrvatskog sabora
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Logo of the Croatian Parliament
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Incumbent
"Gordan Jandroković

since 5 May 2017
"Style Mister/Madam Speaker
Appointer "Croatian Parliament
"Term length Four years
Inaugural holder "Žarko Domljan
Formation 30 May 1990
""Coat of arms
This article is part of a series on the
"politics and government of
Croatia
"Constitution

The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament ("Croatian: Predsjednik Hrvatskog sabora, literally the President of the Croatian Parliament) is the "presiding officer in the "Croatian Parliament (Sabor), Croatia's legislative body.

The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament serves as acting "President of Croatia if the elected President vacates the office before the expiration of the 5-year presidential term due to death, resignation or removal from office.

The incumbent Speaker of the Croatian Parliament is "Gordan Jandroković of the "Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), having taken office on 5 May 2017 following the resignation of the previous Speaker.

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Duties and competences[edit]

According to the "Croatian Constitution and the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure (Standing Orders of the Croatian Parliament), President of the Parliament:

List[edit]

This is the list of Speakers of the Croatian Parliament.

  "Independent (1)
  "League of Communists of Croatia[1](9)
  "Croatian Democratic Union (8)
  "Croatian Peasant Party (1)
  "Social Democratic Party (2)
  "Bridge of Independent Lists (1)

No. Speaker Lifespan Term of office

Electoral
mandates
Party Notes Assembly
1 ""Vladimir Nazor "Vladimir Nazor 1876–1949 13 June
1943
26 February
1946
"Independent[2] 1943–45 "President of the ZAVNOH (entailing the function of head of state); 1945–46 Speaker of Parliament. After 1946 became head of state as the "President of the Presidium of the Parliament (until his death in office).
2 ""Zlatan Sremec Zlatan Sremec 1898–1971 26 February
1946
December
1953
"League of Communists of Croatia Since 6 February 1953, with the abolition of the Presidium, Sremec served as formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament).
3 ""Vladimir Bakarić "Vladimir Bakarić 1912–1983 December
1953
December
1963
"League of Communists of Croatia Formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament). Longest term to date as "Croatian speaker, also served as "Prime Minister of Croatia. "People's Hero of Yugoslavia
4 ""Ivan Krajačić Ivan Krajačić 1906–1986 December
1963
June
1967
"League of Communists of Croatia Formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament).
5 ""Jakov Blažević "Jakov Blažević 1912–1996 June
1967
April
1974
"League of Communists of Croatia Formal head of state of Croatia (as Speaker of Parliament, from 1971 as President of the Presidency of Parliament).
6 ""Ivo Perišin "Ivo Perišin 1923–2009 April
1974

1978
"League of Communists of Croatia After the establishment of the Presidency of Croatia on 8 May 1974, the function of de jure Croatian head of state transferred to that body. Perišin also at one time held the positions of "Prime Minister of Croatia, and "Mayor of Split.
7 ""Jure Bilić "Jure Bilić 1922–2006
1978

1982
"League of Communists of Croatia
8 ""Jovo Grčić Jovo Ugrčić 1923–2005
1982

1984
"League of Communists of Croatia
9 ""Ivo Latin Ivo Latin 1929–2002
1984

1986
"League of Communists of Croatia
10 ""Anđelko Runjić Anđelko Runjić 1938–2015
1986
30 May
1990
"League of Communists of Croatia
Following the "1990 parliamentary election and constitutional reforms
11 ""Žarko Domljan "Žarko Domljan 1932– 30 May
1990
7 September
1992
"Croatian Democratic Union Speaker of the First Assembly of Parliament (1990–92)
"1990
12 ""Stjepan Mesić "Stjepan Mesić 1934– 7 September
1992
24 May
1994
"Croatian Democratic Union Speaker of the Second Assembly of Parliament (1992–95)
"1992
13 ""Nedjeljko Mihanović "Nedjeljko Mihanović 1930– 24 May
1994
28 November
1995
"Croatian Democratic Union
 —
14 "Vlatko Pavletić 1930–2007 28 November
1995
2 February
2000
"Croatian Democratic Union Acting "President of Croatia during the incapacity of President "Franjo Tuđman from 26 November until Tuđman's death on 10 December 1999. Interim President from 10 December 1999 until 2 February 2000, when the 4th Assembly was instituted. Speaker of the Third Assembly of Parliament (1995–99)
"1995
15 ""Zlatko Tomčić "Zlatko Tomčić 1945– 2 February
2000
22 December
2003
"Croatian Peasant Party Interim "President of Croatia from 2 February 2000 until "Stjepan Mesić took office as elected President on 18 February 2000. Speaker of the Fourth Assembly of Parliament (2000–03)
"2000
16 ""Vladimir Šeks "Vladimir Šeks 1943– 22 December
2003
11 January
2008
"Croatian Democratic Union Speaker of the Fifth Assembly of Parliament (2003–07)
"2003, "2007
17 ""Luka Bebić "Luka Bebić 1937– 11 January
2008
22 December
2011
"Croatian Democratic Union Speaker of the Sixth Assembly of Parliament (2008–11)
 —
18 ""Boris Šprem "Boris Šprem 1956–2012 22 December
2011
30 September
2012
"Social Democratic Party Died in office. Speaker of the Seventh Assembly of Parliament (2011–15)
"2011

""Josip Leko "Josip Leko 1948– 30 September
2012
10 October
2012
"Social Democratic Party Acting Speaker from death of "Boris Šprem until election as permanent Speaker.
19 "Josip Leko 10 October
2012
28 December
2015
"Social Democratic Party
 —
20 ""Željko Reiner "Željko Reiner 1953– 28 December
2015
14 October
2016
"Croatian Democratic Union Speaker of the Eight Assembly of Parliament (2015–16)
"2015
21 ""Božo Petrov "Božo Petrov 1979– 14 October
2016
5 May
2017
"Bridge of Independent Lists Resigned from office on 4 May 2017. Speaker of the Ninth Assembly of Parliament (2016–)
"2016
22 ""Gordan Jandroković "Gordan Jandroković 1967– 5 May
2017
Incumbent "Croatian Democratic Union
 —

Statistics[edit]

# Speaker Date of birth Age at ascension
Time in office
Age at retirement
Date of death Longevity
1 Domljan, Žarko"Žarko Domljan 19320914September 14, 1932(September 14, 1932) 57 25857 years, 258 days 02 0652 years, 65 days 59 32359 years, 323 days Living 31,26585 years, 219 days (Living)
2 Mesić, Stjepan"Stjepan Mesić 19341224December 24, 1934(December 24, 1934) 70 15557 years, 258 days 01 2591 years, 259 days 59 15159 years, 151 days Living 30,43483 years, 118 days (Living)
3 Mihanović, Nedjeljko"Nedjeljko Mihanović 19300216February 16, 1930(February 16, 1930) 64 07864 years, 78 days 01 2071 year, 207 days 65 28565 years, 285 days Living 32,20688 years, 64 days (Living)
4 Pavletić, Vlatko"Vlatko Pavletić 19301202December 2, 1930(December 2, 1930) 64 33064 years, 330 days 04 0974 years, 97 days 69 06269 years, 62 days 20070919September 19, 2007 28,05076 years, 291 days
5 Tomčić, Zlatko"Zlatko Tomčić 19451007October 7, 1945(October 7, 1945) 54 11854 years, 118 days 03 3233 years, 323 days 58 07558 years, 75 days Living 26,49472 years, 196 days (Living)
6 Šeks, Vladimir"Vladimir Šeks 19430101January 1, 1943(January 1, 1943) 60 35560 years, 355 days 04 0204 years, 20 days 65 01065 years, 10 days Living 27,50475 years, 110 days (Living)
7 Bebić, Luka"Luka Bebić 19370821August 21, 1937(August 21, 1937) 70 14270 years, 142 days 03 3303 years, 345 days 74 12274 years, 122 days Living 29,46380 years, 243 days (Living)
8 Šprem, Boris"Boris Šprem 19560414April 14, 1956(April 14, 1956) 55 25155 years, 251 days 00 2830 years, 283 days 56 16956 years, 169 days 20070919September 30, 2012 20,62356 years, 169 days
9 Leko, Josip"Josip Leko 19480919September 19, 1948(September 19, 1948) 61 02461 years, 24 days 03 783 years, 78 days 67 09967 years, 99 days Living 25,41669 years, 214 days (Living)
10 Reiner, Željko"Željko Reiner 19530528May 28, 1953(May 28, 1953) 62 21362 years, 213 days 00 2900 years, 290 days 63 13863 years, 138 days Living 23,70464 years, 328 days (Living)
11 Petrov, Božo"Božo Petrov 19791016October 16, 1979(October 16, 1979) 36 36436 years, 364 days 00 2030 years, 203 days 37 20137 years, 201 days Living 14,06738 years, 187 days (Living)
12 Jandroković, Gordan"Gordan Jandroković 19670802August 2, 1967(August 2, 1967) 49 years, 276 days 351 days (Ongoing) Incumbent Living 18,52550 years, 262 days (Living)

Living former Speakers of Parliament[edit]

There are nine living former Speakers:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Until 1952 the "Communist Party of Croatia; part of the "League of Communists of Yugoslavia (the "Communist Party of Yugoslavia changed its name into the "League of Communists of Yugoslavia in 1952, so did all its constituent republic parties)
  2. ^ Member of the "Unitary National Liberation Front, i.e. the "National Front

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