Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the presiding member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which collectively serves as head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Predsjedavajući Predsjedništva Bosne i Hercegovine
Предсједавајући Предсједништва Босне и Херцеговине
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Incumbent
Šefik Džaferović

since 20 March 2022
Member ofPresidency
ResidencePresidency Building, Sarajevo
AppointerPopularly elected
Term lengthEight months
rotated among Members of
Presidency over four year term
Formation5 October 1996
First holderAlija Izetbegović
Salary3,091 EUR per month[1]
Websitepredsjednistvobih.ba

Šefik Džaferović has been the incumbent officeholder, since 20 March 2022.

Constitution of Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

According to the Article V of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Presidency comprises three members, representing the constituent nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina: one Bosniak, one Serb, and one Croat.[2] The Bosniak and Croat members are elected from a joint constituency in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whilst the Serb member is elected from voters in Republika Srpska.

The three members elected at any one election serve a collective four-year term. Individuals are able to serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms, although there are no overall term limits.

Although the unsubdivided body is the collective head of state, one member is designated as Chairperson. The position of Chairperson rotates twice around the three members every eight months, with the candidate receiving the most votes overall becoming the first Chairperson over the four-year term.

List of chairpersonsEdit

Before independence (1945–1992)Edit

  Communist Party / League of Communists   Party of Democratic Action

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office
President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly of PR Bosnia and Herzegovina
1   Vojislav Kecmanović
(1881–1961)
26 April 1945 November 1946 KP BiH
2   Đuro Pucar
(1899–1979)
November 1946 September 1948 KP BiH
3   Vlado Šegrt
(1907–1991)
September 1948 March 1953 KP BiH
renamed in 1952 to
SK BiH
President of the People's Assembly of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
(2)   Đuro Pucar
(1899–1979)
December 1953 June 1963 SK BiH
4   Ratomir Dugonjić
(1916–1987)
June 1963 1967 SK BiH
5   Džemal Bijedić
(1917–1977)
1967 July 1971 SK BiH
6   Hamdija Pozderac
(1924–1988)
July 1971 May 1974 SK BiH
President of the Presidency of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
(4)   Ratomir Dugonjić
(1916–1987)
May 1974 April 1978 SK BiH
7   Raif Dizdarević
(born 1926)
April 1978 April 1982 SK BiH
8   Branko Mikulić
(1928–1994)
April 1982 26 April 1983 SK BiH
9   Milanko Renovica
(1928–2013)
26 April 1983 26 April 1985 SK BiH
10   Munir Mesihović
(1928–2016)
26 April 1985 April 1987 SK BiH
11   Mato Andrić
(1928–2015)
April 1987 April 1988 SK BiH
12   Nikola Filipović
(born 1928)
April 1988 April 1989 SK BiH
13   Obrad Piljak
(1933–2013)
April 1989 20 December 1990 SK BiH
14   Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
20 December 1990 3 March 1992 SDA

Since independence (1992–present)Edit

  Party of Democratic Action   Socialist Party   Croatian Democratic Union   Social Democratic Party   Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina   Serb Democratic Party   Alliance of Independent Social Democrats   Democratic Front   Party of Democratic Progress

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
President of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
1   Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
Bosniak 3 March 1992 5 October 1996 4 years, 216 days SDA
Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1)   Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
Bosniak 5 October 1996 13 October 1998 2 years, 8 days SDA
2   Živko Radišić
(1937–2021)
Serb 13 October 1998 15 June 1999 245 days SP
3   Ante Jelavić
(born 1963)
Croat 15 June 1999 14 February 2000 244 days HDZ BiH
(1)   Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
Bosniak 14 February 2000 14 October 2000 243 days SDA
(2)   Živko Radišić
(1937–2021)
Serb 14 October 2000 14 June 2001 243 days SP
4   Jozo Križanović
(1944–2009)
Croat 14 June 2001 14 February 2002 245 days SDP BiH
5   Beriz Belkić
(born 1946)
Bosniak 14 February 2002 28 October 2002 256 days SBiH
6   Mirko Šarović
(born 1956)
Serb 28 October 2002 2 April 2003 156 days SDS
7   Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 2 April 2003 10 April 2003 8 days HDZ BiH
8   Borislav Paravac
(born 1943)
Serb 10 April 2003 27 June 2003 78 days SDS
(7)   Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 27 June 2003 28 February 2004 246 days HDZ BiH
9   Sulejman Tihić
(1951–2014)
Bosniak 28 February 2004 28 October 2004 243 days SDA
(8)   Borislav Paravac
(born 1943)
Serb 28 October 2004 28 June 2005 243 days SDS
10   Ivo Miro Jović
(born 1950)
Croat 28 June 2005 28 February 2006 245 days HDZ BiH
(9)   Sulejman Tihić
(1951–2014)
Bosniak 28 February 2006 6 November 2006 251 days SDA
11   Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 6 November 2006 6 July 2007 242 days SNSD
12   Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 6 July 2007 6 March 2008 244 days SDP BiH
13   Haris Silajdžić
(born 1945)
Bosniak 6 March 2008 6 November 2008 245 days SBiH
(11)   Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 6 November 2008 6 July 2009 242 days SNSD
(12)   Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 6 July 2009 6 March 2010 243 days SDP BiH
(13)   Haris Silajdžić
(born 1945)
Bosniak 6 March 2010 10 November 2010 249 days SBiH
(11)   Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 10 November 2010 10 July 2011 242 days SNSD
(12)   Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 10 July 2011 10 March 2012 244 days SDP BiH
14   Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 10 March 2012 10 November 2012 245 days SDA
(11)   Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 10 November 2012 10 July 2013 242 days SNSD
(12)   Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 10 July 2013 10 March 2014 243 days DF
(14)   Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 10 March 2014 17 November 2014 245 days SDA
15   Mladen Ivanić
(born 1958)
Serb 17 November 2014 17 July 2015 242 days PDP
(7)   Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 17 July 2015 17 March 2016 244 days HDZ BiH
(14)   Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 17 March 2016 17 November 2016 245 days SDA
(15)   Mladen Ivanić
(born 1958)
Serb 17 November 2016 17 July 2017 242 days PDP
(7)   Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 17 July 2017 17 March 2018 243 days HDZ BiH
(14)   Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 17 March 2018 20 November 2018 248 days SDA
16   Milorad Dodik
(born 1959)
Serb 20 November 2018 20 July 2019 242 days SNSD
(12)   Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 20 July 2019 20 March 2020 244 days DF
17   Šefik Džaferović
(born 1957)
Bosniak 20 March 2020 20 November 2020 245 days SDA
(16)   Milorad Dodik
(born 1959)
Serb 20 November 2020 20 July 2021 242 days SNSD
(12)   Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 20 July 2021 20 March 2022 243 days DF
(17)   Šefik Džaferović
(born 1957)
Bosniak 20 March 2022 Incumbent 147 days SDA

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". www.predsjednistvobih.ba. Archived from the original on 28 March 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)