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Denis Zvizdić

Denis Zvizdić
Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assumed office
1 April 2015
President Mladen Ivanić
Dragan Čović
Bakir Izetbegović
Preceded by Vjekoslav Bevanda
6th Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton
In office
6 February 2003 – 16 November 2006
Preceded by Nermin Pećanac
Succeeded by Samir Silajdžić
Personal details
Born (1964-06-09) 9 June 1964
Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Nationality Bosniak
Political party Party of Democratic Action
Alma mater University of Sarajevo
Religion Sunni Islam

Denis Zvizdić (born 9 June 1964) is a Bosnian politician. Since 31 March 2015 he is Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a Bosniak of the Party of Democratic Action.[1]

Career

Zvizdić was born in 1964 in Sarajevo. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sarajevo and later became a professor of Architecture at the same institute.[2]

In 2003 he became Premier of the Sarajevo Canton and later on he became speaker of the Sarajevo Cantonal Assembly.[2][3] He was a member of the parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2010 and 2014.[2]

On 31 March 2015 in a vote in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina determining the new Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina out of 42 members of the 28 voted for Zvizdić, 5 voted against and 2 abstained. Zvizdić promised to improve action on the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union.[3]

References

  1. ^ "BiH elects Denis Zvizdic as new chairman for state-level gov't".  
  2. ^ a b c Elvira M. Jukic (19 December 2014). "SDA Names Bosnia's New Prime Minister".  
  3. ^ a b "BiH elects Denis Zvizdic as new chairman of BiH Council of Ministers". Bosnia Today. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Vjekoslav Bevanda
Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015–present
Incumbent
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