Prime Minister of Croatia

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President of the Government of Croatia
Predsjednik / Predsjednica Vlade Hrvatske
Andrej Plenković

since 19 October 2016
StyleHis Excellency[1]
AppointerKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President of the Republic
Term lengthAt 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 holderStjepan Mesić (de facto after first multi-party election)
Josip Manolić (de jure under current Constitution)
Formation30 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.

In the formal Croatian order of precedence, however, the position of prime minister is the third highest state office, after the President of the Republic and the Speaker of the Parliament.

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.[2]

The current Prime Minister of Croatia is Andrej Plenković.

The Government of Croatia meets in Banski dvori, a historical building located on the west side of St. Mark's Square in Zagreb.

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):

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2012-11-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Protocol and Liaison Service, United Nations.
  2. "The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (consolidated text)". Croatian Parliament. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2011-02-16.