President of Croatia
|President of |
the Republic of Croatia
Predsjednik Republike Hrvatske
|Style||Mister/Madam President (Gospodin/Gospođa predsjednik/predsjednica)|
His/Her Excellency (Njegova/Njezina Ekselencija)
Predsjednički dvori (official workplace and office)
|Term length||Five years|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Croatia|
|Inaugural holder||Franjo Tuđman|
|Formation||22 December 1990|
|Salary||HRK 37.000 ($5,452) monthly|
HRK 445.000 ($65,430) annually
The President of Croatia (Croatian: Predsjednik Hrvatske), officially styled the President of the Republic (Croatian: Predsjednik Republike), is the head of state, commander in-chief of the military and chief representative of the Republic of Croatia both within the country and abroad.
The President is the holder of the highest office within the Croatia's government however, the president is not the head of the executive branch ("non executive president") as Croatia has a parliamentary system in which the holder of the post of Prime Minister is the most powerful person within the country's constitutional framework and within everyday's politics.
List of Presidents[change | change source]
|Franjo Tuđman||1922–1999||25 July
|Croatian Democratic Union||Croatia independent from 25 June 1991.|
Incapacitated from 26 November 1999; died while formally in office.
|Croatian Democratic Union||Acting president as Speaker of the Parliament.|
|Croatian Peasant Party||Acting president as Speaker of the Parliament.|
|Stjepan Mesić||1934–||18 February
|Croatian People's Party||Two terms. Previously served as the last President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia.|
|Ivo Josipović||1957–||19 February
|Social Democratic Party|
|Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović||1968–||19 February
|Incumbent||Croatian Democratic Union||First female president (since 1990 parliamentary elections; second female president overall)|
References[change | change source]
- "Grabar-Kitarović poput Merkel: 5 prosječnih plaća - Večernji.hr". Vecernji.hr. Retrieved 2016-12-31.