Miroslav Tuđman

Miroslav Tuđman (born 25 May 1946) is a Croatian scientist and politician, the son and eldest child of the first President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman and his wife, Ankica Tuđman.[1][2][3]

Miroslav Tuđman
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
22 December 2011
Prime MinisterZoran Milanović
ConstituencyI electoral district
Personal details
Born (1946-05-25) 25 May 1946 (age 74)
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union (2011–present)
Other political
Social Democrats of Croatia
Croatian True Revival
Spouse(s)Vanja Morić
RelationsFranjo Tuđman (father)
Ankica Tuđman (mother)
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb
OccupationPolitician, professor
ProfessionPhilosopher, information scientist

Tuđman was born in Belgrade (then PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia)[3] where he completed grade school, before he moved with his family to Zagreb in 1961. He was born on his parents 1st anniversary.[4] He was named "Miroslav" for Miroslav Krleža who was adored by his father at that period.[4] He graduated from gymnasium and then from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb in 1970. He became part of the faculty, and received a doctorate in information sciences at the same University in 1985. In 1989 he founded the Institute for Information Studies at the Faculty.[2]

He participated in the Croatian War of Independence in 1991, and in 1992 he became the head of the Center for Strategic Research. Later he was the deputy head of the National Security Office and then the founder and leader of the first Croatian intelligence agency (Croatian: Hrvatska izvještajna služba, HIS)[2] between 1993 and 1998, and then from 1999 to 2000. In 1995, President Tuđman decorated him with the Order of Duke Domagoj, for war-time merit as a member of the political administration of the Ministry of Defence.[5] In 1998 he became a tenured professor at the Faculty of Philosophy.[3]

His first political activity was as a co-founder of the Social Democrats of Croatia together with his friend Antun Vujić,[1] but he soon switched to his father's party the Croatian Democratic Union. He briefly retired from politics until 2001, when he ran for the Zagreb City Council and his list won 7.6% of the vote. The same year he and Nenad Ivanković founded the party Croatian True Revival (Croatian: Hrvatski istinski preporod),[1][2] which later cooperated with Croatian Bloc of Ivić Pašalić, but gained no traction at the 2003 Croatian parliamentary election.[2]

In 2009 he was a candidate in the Croatian presidential election, 2009-2010,[1][2] where he won 4.09% of the vote in the first round and was eliminated.

In 2011, he became a candidate in the 2011 Croatian parliamentary election on the electoral list of the Croatian Democratic Union.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Marinko Čulić (2009-03-30). "Osoba tjedna: Miroslav Tuđman - Sin koji je od oca naslijedio sve mane i nijednu vrlinu" (in Croatian). Index.hr. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Goran Prokopec (2009-12-20). "Miroslav Tuđman - jabuka ne pada daleko od stabla" (in Croatian). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  3. ^ a b c "Dr. M. Tuđman - Životopis". Miroslav-Tudjman.com. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  4. ^ a b Sadkovich, James J. (2010). Tuđman, first political biography. Večernji posebni proizvodi d.o.o. ISBN 978-953-7313-72-2.
  5. ^ Franjo Tuđman (1995-07-07). "Odluka kojom se odlikuju Redom kneza Domagoja s ogrlicom" (in Croatian). Narodne novine 46/1995. Archived from the original on 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  6. ^ "HDZ predao izborne liste, Kosor prva u petoj jedinici". Poslovni dnevnik (in Croatian). 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-14.

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