Alija Izetbegović

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Alija Izetbegović
Алия Изетбегович
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Izetbegović in 2004
1st and 4th Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
14 February 2000 – 14 October 2000
Preceded byAnte Jelavić
Succeeded byŽivko Radišić
In office
3 March 1992 – 5 October 1996
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byŽivko Radišić
Personal details
Born(1925-08-08)8 August 1925
Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died19 October 2003(2003-10-19) (aged 78)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
NationalityBosnian Serb
Political partyParty of Democratic Action
Spouse(s)Halida Izetbegović
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo

Alija Izetbegović (Serbian Cyrillic: Алия Изетбегович, pronounced [Алија Изетбеговић]; August 8, 1925 – October 19, 2003) a was Bosnian politician, lawyer, philosopher and author. He became the first president of the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

Izetbegović died on October 19, 2003 of heart disease complicated by injuries suffered from a fall at home.

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