Živko Radišić

Živko Radišić (Serbian Cyrillic: Живко Радишић, pronounced [ʒîːʋko rǎdiʃit͡ɕ]; 15 August 1937 – 5 September 2021) was a Bosnian Serb politician who served as the 2nd Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1998 to 2002.

Živko Radišić
Живко Радишић
Zivko Radisic (cropped).jpg
2nd Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
14 October 2000 – 14 June 2001
Preceded byAlija Izetbegović
Succeeded byJozo Križanović
In office
13 October 1998 – 15 June 1999
Preceded byAlija Izetbegović
Succeeded byAnte Jelavić
2nd Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
13 October 1998 – 28 October 2002
Preceded byMomčilo Krajišnik
Succeeded byMirko Šarović
Mayor of Banja Luka
In office
1977–1982
Preceded bySeid Maglajlija
Succeeded byMarinko Banušić
Personal details
Born(1937-08-15)15 August 1937
Prijedor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died5 September 2021(2021-09-05) (aged 84)
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
NationalityBosnian Serb
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Draginja Radišić
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo

Previously, from 1977 until 1982, he was the mayor of Banja Luka.

CareerEdit

Born in Prijedor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 15 August 1937, Radišić graduated in 1964 from the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Political Science.

During the 1969 Banja Luka earthquake, he was a high ranking Banja Luka city government official, and thus, was directly in charge of repairing the consequences from the earthquake. Later on, from 1977 until 1982, Radišić served as the mayor of Banja Luka. From 1982 to 1985, he headed the defence ministry of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, he became a founding member of the Socialist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Radišić was elected Serb member of the Bosnian Presidency at the 1998 general election, defeating the incumbent Momčilo Krajišnik by 45,000 votes.[1] He chaired the Presidency from 1998 until 1999 and again from 2000 until 2001. Radišić decided not to run for a second term in the Presidency at the 2002 general election. His term ended on 28 October 2002, and was succeeded as the Serb member by Mirko Šarović.

Personal lifeEdit

Živko was married to Draginja Radišić and spent most of their life living in Banja Luka.

He died on 5 September 2021, aged 84, in a Banja Luka hospital.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ R.D. (5 September 2021). "Preminuo Živko Radišić, bivši član Predsjedništva BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 5 September 2021.

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