Vlatko Pavletić (pronounced [ʋlâtko pǎʋletit͡ɕ]; 2 December 1930 – 19 September 2007) was a Croatian politician, university professor, literary critic and essayist who served as acting President of Croatia from 1999 to 2000, as well as he had served as the 14th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament from 1995 to 2000.
|President of Croatia|
10 December 1999 – 2 February 2000
|Prime Minister||Zlatko Mateša |
|Preceded by||Franjo Tuđman (President)|
|Succeeded by||Zlatko Tomčić (Acting)|
|Speaker of the Croatian Parliament|
28 October 1995 – 2 February 2000
|Preceded by||Nedjeljko Mihanović|
|Succeeded by||Zlatko Tomčić|
|Born||2 December 1930|
Zagreb, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||19 September 2007 (aged 76)|
|Political party||Croatian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||University of Zagreb|
Pavletić was born in Zagreb, then in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1955, he graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Philosophy, where he majored in the Croatian language and literature. In 1972, he was imprisoned for a year and a half by the communist Yugoslav government as a Croatian nationalist for "attempting to destroy and change the state organization". He earned a doctorate in 1975.
Between 1990 and 1992, Pavletić served as Minister of Education, Culture, Technology and Sports under prime ministers Stjepan Mesić, Josip Manolić, and Franjo Gregurić. In 1992, he was elected to the Croatian Parliament and was appointed Speaker of the Parliament on 28 November 1995. He held the post until 2000.
When president Franjo Tuđman was declared incapacitated on 26 November 1999, he automatically became acting President of Croatia. He held this office from Tuđman's death on 10 December 1999 until the Croatian Parliament elected Zlatko Tomčić as the new Speaker (and thus the new acting president) on 2 February 2000.
In 2004, Pavletić retired from politics. He died in Zagreb from pancreatic cancer on 19 September 2007.
|New title|| Minister of Education, Culture and Sports
| Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
| Acting President of Croatia|
| Academy of Dramatic Art
Dean of the |
- Official website (in Croatian)