Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor
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 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. It was succeeded by the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović following the centre-left Kukuriku coalition's success in the 2011 parliamentary elections.
11th cabinet of the Republic of Croatia
|Date formed||6 July 2009|
|Date dissolved||23 December 2011|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Stjepan Mesić (2009-2010)|
Ivo Josipović (2010-2011)
|Head of government||Jadranka Kosor|
|Deputy head of government||Đurđa 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 ministers||19 (on 23 December 2011)|
|Total no. of ministers||27 (including former members)|
|Member parties||Croatian Democratic Union|
Croatian Peasant Party
Croatian Social Liberal Party
Independent Democratic Serb Party
|Status in legislature||Minority coalition government|
|Opposition party||Social Democratic Party|
|Opposition leader||Zoran Milanović|
|Predecessor||Cabinet of Ivo Sanader II|
|Successor||Cabinet of Zoran Milanović|
The cabinet represented parties from the ruling coalition formed following the 2007 parliamentary elections:
- Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)
- Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS)
- Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS)
- Croatian Peasant Party (HSS)
Party breakdown of cabinet ministers (23 December 2011):
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 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. Following the appointment, Šimonović was replaced by Dražen Bošnjaković on 7 July 2010. 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:
- Ivan Šuker (HDZ) was replaced by Martina Dalić (HDZ) as Minister of Finance
- Branko Vukelić (HDZ) was replaced by Davor Božinović (HDZ) as Minister of Defence
- Marina Matulović-Dropulić (HDZ) was replaced by Branko Bačić (HDZ) as Minister of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction
- Božo Biškupić (HDZ) was replaced by Jasen Mesić (HDZ) as Minister of Culture
- In addition, three new Deputy Prime Ministers were appointed - Domagoj Milošević was named Deputy Prime Minister in charge of major investment projects, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Petar Čobanković was named Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the economy, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gordan Jandroković was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
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.
- In the following table former members of the cabinet are listed in italic script and current Deputy Prime Ministers are indicated by "(d)".
|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|
- 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.
Standing in opinion pollsEdit
|Date||Event||Approval (%)||Disapproval (%)||Neutral (%)|
|27 February 2010||After dealing with corruption and Sanader||54||32||15|
|30 June 2010||Labour Union referendum||24||60||16|
|24 February 2011||High unemployment||16||74||10|
|3 February 2010||Highest approval||57||30||14|
|4 March 2011||Lowest approval||13.7||74.8||N/A|
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