Prime Minister of Croatia
|President of the Government of Croatia
Predsjednik / Predsjednica Vlade Hrvatske
President of the Republic
|Term length||At the pleasure of the parliamentary majority. Parliamentary elections must be held no later than 60 days after the expiration of a full parliamentary term of 4 years, but an incumbent Prime Minister shall remain in office in a caretaker capacity until a new government is confirmed in Parliament and sworn in by its Speaker.|
|Inaugural holder||Stjepan Mesić (de facto after first multi-party election)|
Josip Manolić (de jure under current Constitution)
|Formation||30 May 1990 (de facto after first multi-party election)|
22 December 1990 (de jure current Constitution)
The Prime Minister of Croatia (Croatian: Premijer/ Premijerka Hrvatske), officially the President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Predsjednik/ Predsjednica Vlade Republike Hrvatske), is Croatia's head of government, and is the de facto the most powerful and influential state officeholder in the Croatian government.
The Constitution of Croatia describes the role as the "Parliament supervises the Government" (Article 81) and that "the President of the Republic ensures the regular and balanced functioning and stability of government" (as a whole; Article 94), while the Government is introduced in Article 108.
The current Prime Minister of Croatia is Andrej Plenković.
Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]
There are eleven living former Heads of government (3 former Presidents of the Executive Council of SR Croatia and 8 former Prime Ministers of Croatia). The last former head of government to die was Hrvoje Šarinić (1992-1993) on 21 July 2017.
Presidents of the Executive Council of the Socialist Republic of Croatia (until 1990):
Prime Ministers of the Republic of Croatia (1990–present):
March 22, 1920
October 12, 1939
November 24, 1950
June 17, 1949
June 8, 1953
July 1, 1953
October 30, 1966
January 1, 1966
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