Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
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4th President of Croatia
In office
19 February 2015 – 18 February 2020
Prime MinisterZoran Milanović
Tihomir Orešković
Andrej Plenković
Preceded byIvo Josipović
Succeeded byZoran Milanović
Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy
In office
4 July 2011 – 2 October 2014
Preceded byStefanie Babst (Acting)
Succeeded byTed Whiteside (Acting)
Ambassador of Croatia to the United States
In office
8 March 2008 – 4 July 2011
Preceded byNeven Jurica
Succeeded byVice Skračić (Acting)
9th Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
In office
17 February 2005 – 12 January 2008
Prime MinisterIvo Sanader
Preceded byMiomir Žužul (Foreign Affairs)
Herself (European Affairs)
Succeeded byGordan Jandroković
3rd Minister of European Affairs
In office
23 December 2003 – 16 February 2005
Prime MinisterIvo Sanader
Preceded byNeven Mimica
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born
Kolinda Grabar

(1968-04-29) 29 April 1968 (age 52)
Rijeka, Socialist Republic of Croatia, Yugoslavia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union (1993–2015)
Independent (2015–present)[1]
Spouse(s)Jakov Kitarović (1996–present)
ChildrenKatarina
Luka
RelativesBranko Grabar (father)
Dubravka Grabar (mother)
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
WebsiteGovernment website

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [ɡrǎbar kitǎːroʋitɕ]; born 29 April 1968) is a Croatian politician and diplomat. She was the 4th President of Croatia from 2015 to 2020. She is the first woman to be elected to the office. At 46 years of age, she also became the youngest person to assume the presidency.[2][3][4]

In 2020, she lost her re-election bid to Zoran Milanović.

References[change | change source]

  1. "BIOGRAFIJA KOLINDE GRABAR KITAROVIĆ, PRVE HRVATSKE PREDSJEDNICE Put marljive odlikašice iz Rijeke do Pantovčaka". Jutarnji.hr. 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  2. "Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president". BBC. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. "Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic elected president of Croatia". CBC. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. Hina (2015-02-15). "NOVA PREDSJEDNICA Evo što svjetske agencije javljaju o Kolindinoj inauguraciji". Jutarnji.hr. Retrieved 2016-05-01.