Stjepan Kljuić

Stjepan Kljuić (born 19 December 1939) is a Bosnian Croat former politician who was the Croat Member of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina before and during the Bosnian War. Kljuić was also the President of the Croatian Democratic Union.

Stjepan Kljuić
Croat Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 December 1990 – 5 October 1996
Serving with Franjo Boras (1990–1993)
Ivo Komšić (1993–1996)
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byKrešimir Zubak (as member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Additional positions
1st President of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
1992–1997
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byBogić Bogićević
President of the Croatian Democratic Union
In office
7 September 1990 – 2 February 1992
Preceded byDavorin Perinović
Succeeded byMilenko Brkić
Personal details
Born (1939-12-19) 19 December 1939 (age 83)
Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
NationalityBosnian Croat
Political partyUnion of Social Democrats (2013–present)
Other political
affiliations
Social Democratic Union (2002–2013)
Republican Party (1994–2002)
Croatian Democratic Union (1990–1994)

Upon founding it, from 1992 until 1997, Kljuić was the first President of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well.

CareerEdit

Kljuić was the Croat Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a founding member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ BiH) party in 1990. He served as the president of the HDZ BiH and protested that Croats should support the elected government of Alija Izetbegović.[1]

The central HDZ leadership in Zagreb pressured local leadership in Herzeg-Bosnia to depose him of his leadership position.[2] He was replaced with Milenko Brkić.[1]

Upon founding the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992, Kljuić was elected its first president.[3] In 1994, he founded his own party, the Republican Party,[4] a multi-ethnic, pro-Bosnia party. He stood as the party's candidate for the Croat member of the Presidency in the 2002 general election, but failed to be elected.

Later, Kljuić took part in the ICTY proceedings.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ramet, Sabrina P. (2006). The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2004. Indiana University Press. p. 343. ISBN 0-271-01629-9.
  2. ^ "Division of Bosnia was Tudman's Only Option". Tjednik. 16 May 1997. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Historija". Olimpijski komitet Bosne i Hercegovine. Archived from the original on 15 February 2010.
  4. ^ "SDA se ne boji Lagumdžije i Silajdžića". Dani. 2 March 2001.
  5. ^ Nettelfield, Lara J. (2010). Courting Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Hague Tribunal's Impact in a Postwar State. Cambridge University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-521-76380-6.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Davorin Perinović
President of the Croatian Democratic Union
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Milenko Brkić