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Denis Zvizdić (born 9 June 1964) is a Bosnian politician. Since 31 March 2015 he is Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a Bosniak of the Party of Democratic Action.[1]

Denis Zvizdić
Denis Zvizdic June 2015 (18761084058).jpg
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assumed office
31 March 2015
PresidentMladen Ivanić
Dragan Čović
Bakir Izetbegović
Preceded byVjekoslav Bevanda
6th Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton
In office
6 February 2003 – 16 November 2006
Preceded byNermin Pećanac
Succeeded bySamir Silajdžić
Member of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Assumed office
2018
Constituency3rd Electoral Unit of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Personal details
Born (1964-06-09) 9 June 1964 (age 54)
Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityBosniak
Political partyParty of Democratic Action
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo

CareerEdit

Zvizdić was born in 1964 in Sarajevo. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sarajevo, where he earned a PhD and in 2007 became professor of Architecture.[2]

Zvizdić had worked at the Ministry for Environment and Construction of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), as well as for the Unioninvest Sarajevo Company prior to his political career. He was also Co-Director of the National Action Plan for Protection of Environment.[citation needed]

In 2003 Zvizdić became Premier of the Sarajevo Canton - his first major political appointment - and in 2006 speaker of the Sarajevo Cantonal Assembly.[2][3]

He was then a member of the parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (House of Peoples, 2006-10; House of Representatives, 2010-14).[2]

He has been a member of SDA since 1990 and a member of its Presidency from 2005. In 2009, he was appointed Chair of the SDA Council and joined the party's Main Board in 2013. He was a member of the party Cantonal Board in Sarajevo (2004-05), and prior to that member of the Sarajevo Centre Municipal Board (2000-03).[citation needed]

On 31 March 2015 in a vote in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina determining the new Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina out of 42 members of the 28 voted for Zvizdić, 5 voted against and 2 abstained. Zvizdić promised to improve action on the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union.[3]

During his premiership the SAA agreement with the EU entered into force (15 July 2015) and on 15 February 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its EU membership application.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BiH elects Denis Zvizdic as new chairman for state-level gov't". Xinhua News Agency. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Elvira M. Jukic (19 December 2014). "SDA Names Bosnia's New Prime Minister". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "BiH elects Denis Zvizdic as new chairman of BiH Council of Ministers". Bosnia Today. 11 February 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Vjekoslav Bevanda
Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015–present
Incumbent