Šefik Džaferović

Šefik Džaferović (born 9 September 1957) is a Bosnian politician who is the 8th and current Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and has been Chairman of the Presidency since 20 March 2020.

Šefik Džaferović
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36th Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assumed office
20 March 2020
Preceded byŽeljko Komšić
8th Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assumed office
20 November 2018
Prime MinisterDenis Zvizdić
Zoran Tegeltija
Preceded byBakir Izetbegović
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
28 October 2002 – 20 November 2018
General Secretary of the Party of Democratic Action
In office
2001–2005
Preceded byTimur Numić
Succeeded byAmir Zukić
Personal details
Born (1957-09-09) 9 September 1957 (age 63)
Zavidovići, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalityBosnian
Political partyDemocratic Action (1990–present)
Spouse(s)
Vildana Džaferović
(m. 1980)
Children2
ResidenceSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo

From 28 October 2002 until 20 November 2018, he was a member of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Early life and educationEdit

Džaferović was born in 1957 in the Bosnian town of Zavidovići in former Yugoslavia. He went to a Gymnasium in Zavidovići. After that, he graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo in 1979. Džaferović worked in judicial institutions and for the police department in Zavidovići and Zenica until 1996.

Political careerEdit

Early career; member of ParliamentEdit

In 1996, Džaferović was elected to the council of Zenica-Doboj Canton. In the same year, he became a delegate in the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Four years later, he entered the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the election of 2002, he became a member of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the 2014 election, Džaferović was re-elected for a third time to the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina with 30,000 votes.

PresidencyEdit

 
Džaferović at the EPP Zagreb Congress in Croatia in November 2019.

In the 2018 general election, Džaferović was elected to the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Bosniak Member with over 36% of the votes, succeeding his Party of Democratic Action (SDA) colleague Bakir Izetbegović.[1] In the first month of his presidency, he had problems with Serb member Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Presidency at the time, with Dodik stating he would not attend the first Presidency session under the new leadership until the flag of Republika Srpska, the entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was put in his office.[2] Dodik eventually relented, agreeing to hold the session with only the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3] On 20 March 2020, Džaferović became the new Presidency Chairman for the following eight months, succeeding Croat member Željko Komšić.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Džaferović has been married to his wife Vildana since 1980 and has two children, Jasmin and Jasmina.[5] They live in Sarajevo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Er. M. (8 October 2018). "CIK ponovo potvrdio: Džaferović, Dodik i Komšić novi članovi Predsjedništva BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. ^ S.H. (11 December 2018). "Džaferović nakon Dodikove provokacije: Povreda zastave je povreda države, na to neću pristati" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ Er. M. (12 December 2018). "Dodik popustio: Sjednica Predsjedništva BiH pod državnom zastavom" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Šefik Džaferović od danas predsjedavajući Predsjedništva BiH" (in Bosnian). n1info.com. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Šefik Džaferović biografije". Biografija.org (in Serbian). 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bakir Izetbegović
Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2018–present
Incumbent