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Opposition (Croatia)

Leader of the Opposition
Logo of the largest opposition party
Tomislav Karamarko

since 21 May 2012
Term length While leader of the largest political party not in government
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In Croatia, the Opposition (Croatian: Opozicija; Oporba) is all of the political parties represented in Parliament that are not a part of the Government supported by the parliamentary majority.

The Leader of the Opposition (Croatian: Vođa opozicije; Šef oporbe) is the unofficial title held by the leader of the largest party of the opposition. Usually it is the leader of one of the two major political parties in Croatia, the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union or the centre-left Social Democratic Party.

6th assembly of Sabor

In the Sixth assembly of the Croatian Parliament (2007-2011), the parties in Sabor that included the opposition were:

The leader of the opposition was Zoran Milanović, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia.

7th assembly of Sabor

In the Seventh assembly of the Croatian Parliament (2011-present), the parties in Sabor that include the opposition are:

The leader of the opposition is Tomislav Karamarko, leader of the Croatian Democratic Union since the 2012 Croatian Democratic Union leadership election.

List of leaders of the Opposition

The list currently extends only since the independence of the Republic of Croatia, but the multi-party system existed since the Croatian parliamentary election, 1990.

# Leader Political Party Term of office
None - National Unity Government 1991–1992
1 Dražen Budiša Croatian Social Liberal Party 1992–2000
Vladimir Šeks[1] Croatian Democratic Union 2000
2 Ivo Sanader Croatian Democratic Union 2000–2003
3 Ivica Račan Social Democratic Party 2003–2007
Željka Antunović[1] Social Democratic Party 2007
4 Zoran Milanović Social Democratic Party 2007–2011
5 Jadranka Kosor Croatian Democratic Union 2011–2012
6 Tomislav Karamarko Croatian Democratic Union 2012–Present


  1. ^ a b Acting Leader of the Opposition

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