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Živko Radišić (Serbian Cyrillic: Живко Радишић, pronounced [ʒîːʋko rǎdiʃit͡ɕ]; born 15 August 1937) is a Bosnian Serb politician and former Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Živko Radišić
Живко Радишић
Zivko Radisic (cropped).jpg
5th Bosnian Serb member of the
Bosnian-Herzegovina Presidency
In office
13 October 1998 – 28 October 2002
Preceded byMomčilo Krajišnik
Succeeded byMirko Šarović
Mayor of Banja Luka
In office
Personal details
Born (1937-08-15) 15 August 1937 (age 81)
Prijedor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political partySocialist Party of Republika Srpska (SPRS)

Born in Prijedor in 1937, Radišić graduated in 1964 from the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Political Sciences. From 1977 to 1982, he served as the mayor of Banja Luka, Bosnia's second-largest city. From 1982 to 1985 he headed the defense ministry of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, he became a founding member of the Socialist Party of Republika Srpska.

Radišić was elected Bosnian Serb member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency in September 1998, defeating the incumbent Momčilo Krajišnik by 45,000 votes.[1] Radišić chaired the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1998–1999 and from 2000–2001.


  1. ^ "New Bosnian leader pledges to promote democracy". Associated Press. 27 September 1998. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2010.