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The Eleventh Government of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Jedanaesta Vlada Republike Hrvatske) was the Croatian Government cabinet led by Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor. It was announced on 6 July 2009[1] and its term ended on 23 December 2011. The cabinet came into existence after Prime Minister Ivo Sanader abruptly resigned on 1 July 2009, designating Kosor as his successor and making her the first woman to serve as Prime Minister since Croatia gained independence in 1991.[2] It was succeeded by the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović following the centre-left Kukuriku coalition's success in the 2011 parliamentary elections.

Kosor Cabinet
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11th cabinet of the Republic of Croatia
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Date formed6 July 2009
Date dissolved23 December 2011
People and organisations
Head of stateStjepan Mesić (2009-2010)
Ivo Josipović (2010-2011)
Head of governmentJadranka Kosor
Deputy head of governmentĐurđa Adlešić (2008-2010) Slobodan Uzelac (2008-2011) Darko Milinović (2008-2011) Gordan Jandroković (2008-2011) Petar Čobanković (2009-2011) Božidar Pankretić (2009-2011) Domagoj Ivan Miloševic (2010-2011)
No. of ministers19 (on 23 December 2011)
Total no. of ministers27 (including former members)
Member partiesCroatian Democratic Union
Croatian Peasant Party
Croatian Social Liberal Party
Independent Democratic Serb Party
Status in legislatureMinority coalition government
Opposition partySocial Democratic Party
Opposition leaderZoran Milanović
History
Legislature term(s)2008-2011
PredecessorCabinet of Ivo Sanader II
SuccessorCabinet of Zoran Milanović
Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor

The cabinet represented parties from the ruling coalition formed following the 2007 parliamentary elections:

Contents

Party breakdownEdit

Party breakdown of cabinet ministers (23 December 2011):

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Changes from the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader IIEdit

  • Božidar Pankretić, the former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development switched posts with Petar Čobanković, the former Minister of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management.
  • Tomislav Ivić was appointed new Minister of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity, to fill in the vacant seat after former minister Jadranka Kosor became Prime Minister.
  • Bianca Matković was appointed Minister without portfolio.
  • New Ministry for Public Administration was formed, with Davorin Mlakar appointed minister.
  • Former Minister of Science, Education and Sports Dragan Primorac, who also stepped down the day after Sanader's resignation, was replaced by Radovan Fuchs only days before the Kosor cabinet was officially announced.
  • Although initially retained as Minister of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Damir Polančec resigned three months later on 30 October 2009[3] and was replaced by Đuro Popijač in November.
  • Bianca Matković, who was appointed Minister without portfolio in Kosor's cabinet, was relieved from her post in March 2010. Since no one was appointed to replace her, her post was also terminated.
  • In May 2010 Ivan Šimonović was appointed United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.[4] Following the appointment, Šimonović was replaced by Dražen Bošnjaković on 7 July 2010.[5] Bošnjaković previously held the post of state secretary with the Ministry of Justice.
  • In July 2010 the Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) decided to leave the ruling coalition. As a result of this, Đurđa Adlešič stepped down from her post of Deputy Prime Minister.
  • In December 2010 the government underwent a major reconstruction, which came into effect after the new appointments were approved in a parliament session held on 29 December:[6]

List of ministers and portfoliosEdit

  • Some periods in the table below start before 6 July 2009 because some ministers also served in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader II (12 January 2008 – 6 July 2009) and Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I (23 December 2003 – 12 January 2008).
  • In December 2010 the cabinet had six Deputy Prime Ministers: for Domagoj Ivan Milošević and Slobodan Uzelac these were their only posts in the cabinet, while Darko Milinović, Božidar Pankretić, Petar Čobanković and Gordan Jandroković served as both Deputy Prime Ministers and ministers of their respective portfolios.[7]
  • In the following table former members of the cabinet are listed in italic script and current Deputy Prime Ministers are indicated by "(d)".
Minister Party Portfolio Period
Jadranka Kosor HDZ Prime Minister 6 July 2009 – 23 December 2011
Đurđa Adlešič HSLS Deputy Prime Minister 12 January 2008 – 12 October 2010
Slobodan Uzelac (d) SDSS Deputy Prime Minister 12 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Domagoj Ivan Milošević (d) HDZ Deputy Prime Minister 29 December 2010 – 23 December 2011
Božidar Pankretić (d) HSS Minister of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management 6 July 2009 – 23 December 2011
Darko Milinović (d) HDZ Minister of Health and Social Welfare 12 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Ivan Šuker HDZ Minister of Finance 23 December 2003 – 29 December 2010
Martina Dalić HDZ 29 December 2010 – 23 December 2011
Damir Bajs HSS Minister of Tourism 12 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Božo Biškupić HDZ Minister of Culture 23 December 2003 – 29 December 2010
Jasen Mesić HDZ 29 December 2010 – 23 December 2011
Petar Čobanković (d) HDZ Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development 6 July 2009 – 23 December 2011
Tomislav Ivić HDZ Minister of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity 6 July 2009 – 23 December 2011
Gordan Jandroković (d) HDZ Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration 12 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Božidar Kalmeta HDZ Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure 23 December 2003 – 23 December 2011
Bianca Matković HDZ Without portfolio 6 July 2009 – 24 March 2010
Davorin Mlakar HDZ Minister of Public Administration 6 July 2009 – 23 December 2011
Branko Vukelić HDZ Minister of Defence 12 January 2008 – 29 December 2010
Davor Božinović Non-party 29 December 2010 – 23 December 2011
Ivan Šimonović Non-party Minister of Justice 10 October 2008 – 7 July 2010
Dražen Bošnjaković HDZ 7 July 2010 – 23 December 2011
Marina Matulović-Dropulić HDZ Minister of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction 23 December 2003 – 29 December 2010
Branko Bačić HDZ 29 December 2010 – 23 December 2011
Radovan Fuchs HDZ Minister of Science, Education and Sports 2 July 2009 – 23 December 2011
Tomislav Karamarko HDZ[nb 2] Minister of the Interior 10 October 2008 – 23 December 2011
Damir Polančec HDZ Minister of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship 12 January 2008 – 30 October 2009
Đuro Popijač HDZ [nb 1] 19 November 2009 – 23 December 2011

NotesEdit

nb 1. ^ Đuro Popijač was originally appointed as a non-party minister in November 2009, but then joined HDZ while in office in August 2010.[8]
nb 2. ^ Tomislav Karamarko was originally appointed as a non-party minister in October 2008, but then joined HDZ while in office in September 2011.[9]

Standing in opinion pollsEdit

Cabinet's approval ratings
Date Event Approval (%) Disapproval (%) Neutral (%)
27 February 2010[10] After dealing with corruption and Sanader 54 32 15
30 June 2010[11] Labour Union referendum 24 60 16
24 February 2011[12] High unemployment 16 74 10
3 February 2010 Highest approval 57[13] 30 14
4 March 2011 Lowest approval 13.7[14] 74.8 N/A
 
Approval ratings of the government (IpsosPuls Feb 2010-Feb 2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dimitrijević Hrnjkaš, Katarina (6 July 2009). "Kosor: Oporavak gospodarstva i nastavak pregovora s EU prioriteti nove vlade" (in Croatian). Vjesnik. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Nezirović, Vanja (1 July 2009). "Sanader dao ostavku na mjesto premijera i predsjednika stranke" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 18 March 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Šupe, Tea (30 October 2009). "Damir Polančec podnio ostavku" (in Croatian). Javno.hr. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Secretary-General Appoints Ivan Šimonovic of Croatia Assistant Secretary-General in New York Human Rights Office" (Press release). United Nations. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  5. ^ Malenica, Anita (7 July 2010). "Dražen Bošnjaković postao novi ministar pravosuđa". Večernji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Parliament approves new ministers and deputy prime ministers". Government of Croatia. 29 December 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  7. ^ "About Croatian Government". Government of the Republic of Croatia. Archived from the original on 2010-03-18. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Ministar Đuro Popijač od danas član vladajućeg HDZ-a" (in Croatian). Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Kosor: Dođite u moj stan i popišite sve moje slike i tepihe!" (in Croatian). Dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  10. ^ U ovom trenutku Kosor se 'dobro prodaje', Nova TV
  11. ^ Pesimizam i nepovjerenje: Kosor snažno gubi popularnost!, Nova TV
  12. ^ Može li gore - pesimizam Hrvata na vrhuncu!, Nova TV
  13. ^ Kosoričina Vlada 30 posto popularnija od Sanaderove, tportal.hr
  14. ^ Vladin rejting nikad lošiji – podržava je samo 13,7% građana, Večernji list

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