Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,[note 1] commonly abbreviated to the Federal Government,[note 2] is the main executive branch of government in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is headed by the prime minister. The Federal president, in agreement with both vice-presidents of the Federation, appoints the Federal Government, upon consultation with a prime minister or a nominee for that office. The Government is elected after its appointment has been confirmed by a majority vote in the Federal House of Representatives.[1]

Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine
Влада Федерације Босне и Херцеговине
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Established31 May 1994; 27 years ago (1994-05-31)
StateBosnia and Herzegovina
LeaderPrime Minister
Main organParliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministries16 (2020)
HeadquartersHamdije Čemerlića 2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Federal Government has a prime minister and 16 ministers. It must be composed of eight Bosniak, five Croat and three Serb ministers. One minister from the minority may be nominated by the Federal prime minister from the quota of the largest constituent people. According to the Constitution, the 15% of the members of the Government must come from one constituent nation. A minimum of 35% of the members of the Government must come from two constituent nations. Also, one member of the Government must come from the group of the Others (minorities).

The Federal Government must have two deputy prime ministers from the other two constitutive nations. The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina exercises its executive powers in conformity with the Federal Constitution. The current government is led by Prime Minister Fadil Novalić.[1]

Current cabinetEdit

# Name
Function Party
Fadil Novalić Prime Minister SDA
Jelka Miličević Federal Minister of Finance
Deputy Prime Minister
Vesko Drljača Federal Minister of Work and Social Welfare
Deputy Prime Minister
Aljoša Čampara Federal Minister of Interior NiP
Mato Jozić Federal Minister of Justice HDZ BiH
Nermin Džindić Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry SBB BiH
Denis Lasić Federal Minister of Traffic and Communication HDZ BiH
Edin Ramić Federal Minister of Displaced Persons and Refugees SDA
Vacant Federal Minister for Veterans and Disabled Veterans
Vjekoslav Mandić Federal Minister of Healthcare HDZ BiH
Vacant Federal Minister of Education and Science[c]
Zora Dujmović Federal Minister of Culture and Sports[c] HDZ BiH
Zlatan Vujanović Federal Minister of Trade SBB BiH
Josip Martić Federal Minister of Planning HDZ BiH
Šemsudin Dedić Federal Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry SDA
Amir Zukić Federal Minister of Development, Entrepreneurship and Craft SDA
Edita Đapo Federal Minister of Environment and Tourism SBB BiH

^c Regarded as unconstitutional since 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Bosnian: Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovina; Croatian: Vlada Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine; Serbian: Влада Федерације Босне и Херцеговине
  2. ^ Bosnian: Federalna Vlada; Croatian: Federalna Vlada; Serbian: Федерална Влада


  1. ^ a b "Constitution of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Ukinuti federalno ili kantonalna ministarstva obrazovanja" (in Serbo-Croatian). Radio Sarajevo. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2015.