Gordan Jandroković


Gordan Jandroković (born 2 August 1967) is a Croatian diplomat and politician serving as Speaker of the Croatian Parliament since 2017. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration from 2008 to 2011, and as Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2011 in the cabinets of prime ministers Ivo Sanader and Jadranka Kosor.

Gordan Jandroković
Jandroković in November 2019
Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
Assumed office
5 May 2017
Preceded byBožo Petrov
Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia
In office
29 December 2010  23 December 2011
Prime MinisterJadranka Kosor
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
In office
13 January 2008  23 December 2011
Prime MinisterIvo Sanader
Jadranka Kosor
Preceded byKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Succeeded byVesna Pusić
Member of Parliament
In office
22 December 2003  22 July 2020
ConstituencyII electoral district (2003–2011)
I electoral district (2011–2015, 2016–2020)
VI electoral district (2015–2016)
Personal details
Born (1967-08-02) 2 August 1967 (age 53)
Bjelovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Political partyHDZ
Spouse(s)Sonja Jandroković
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb

Born in Bjelovar, Jandroković graduated from the Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1991 and obtained a diploma from the Faculty of Political Sciences in 1993.[1]

Political career


Jandroković was elected a member of the Croatian Parliament for six consecutive times: in parliamentary elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2020.

During his parliamentary career, Jandroković, among other functions, served as the chairman of the Committee on the Economy, Development and Renovation from 2003 to 2004, and as the chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee from 2004 to 2007. In the same period he served as the chairman of the Delegation to the Croatia – EU Joint Parliamentary Committee. In the 7th term of the Croatian Parliament, from 2011 to 2015, Jandroković was the deputy chairman firstly of the European Integration Committee and then of the European Affairs Committee, founded upon Croatia’s entry into the European Union. He was elected the chairman of the European Affairs Committee on 23 January 2016. Following the extraordinary parliamentary elections in September 2016, he was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament on 14 October 2016.

As per a post-election agreement, set up in 2016, between the two parties in the governing coalition: the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ; led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković) and the Bridge of Independent Lists (Most; led by Božo Petrov, who would later be elected speaker of Parliament), Jandroković was supposed assume the speakership some time in 2018 (the middle of the current legislative term, due to end in 2020). However, due to the breakup of the coalition between the HDZ and the Most, Božo Petrov resigned as speaker on 4 May 2017, while Jandroković was voted into office as the new speaker the day later.[2] Jandroković was re-elected as speaker on 22 July 2020 following the 2020 election.[3]

References


  1. Biography Archived 25 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine at the Croatian Government website (in Croatian)
  2. "Za novog predsjednika Sabora izabran Gordan Jandroković". sabor.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  3. Index Vijesti (22 July 2020). "Jandroković izabran za predsjednika sabora. Stigli novi zastupnici Puljak, Krišto..." Index.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 16 January 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by
Božo Petrov
Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
2017–present
Incumbent