Denis Zvizdić (born 9 June 1964) is a Bosnian politician who is a member of the House of Representatives. From 31 March 2015 until 23 December 2019, he was the 9th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
|Member of the House of Representatives|
|Assumed office |
6 August 2019
|9th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
31 March 2015 – 23 December 2019
|President||Bakir Izetbegović |
|Preceded by||Vjekoslav Bevanda|
|Succeeded by||Zoran Tegeltija|
|Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton|
6 February 2003 – 16 November 2006
|Preceded by||Nermin Pećanac|
|Succeeded by||Samir Silajdžić|
|Born||9 June 1964|
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
|Political party||Party of Democratic Action (1990–present)|
|Relations||Aljoša Čampara (cousin)|
|Alma mater||University of Sarajevo|
Zvizdić also served as Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton from 6 February 2003 until 16 November 2006.
Early life and education
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.
Early political career
Zvizdić has been a member of Party of Democratic Action (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 Centar Municipal Board (2000–03).
Chairman of the Council of Ministers (2015–2019)
On 31 March 2015, in a vote in the national House of Representatives determining the new Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 out of the 42 parliament members 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.
After the 2018 general election and with a newly established government, on 23 December 2019, Zvizdić was succeeded as Chairman of the Council of Ministers by Zoran Tegeltija of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD).
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