Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Predsjedavajući Predsjedništva BiH
Предсједавајући Предсједништва БиХ
Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
Željko Komšić.jpg
Incumbent
Željko Komšić

since 20 July 2019
Member ofPresidency
ResidencePresidency Building, Sarajevo
AppointerPopularly elected
Term lengthEight months
rotated among Members of Presidency over four year term
Formation5 October 1996
First holderAlija Izetbegović
Websitepredsjednistvobih.ba

The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the presiding member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which collectively serves as head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to the Article V of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Presidency comprises three members: one Bosniak, one Serb, and one Croat.[1] The Bosniak and Croat members are elected from a joint constituency in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whilst the Serb member is elected from voters in Republika Srpska.

The three members elected at any one election serve a collective four-year term. Similar to the Russian presidency, individuals are able to serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms, although there are no overall term limits.

Although the unsubdivided body is the collective head of state, one member is designated as Chairperson. The position of Chairperson rotates twice around the three members every eight months, with the candidate receiving the most votes overall becoming the first Chairperson over the four-year term.

List of Chairpersons[]

Before independence (1945–1992)[]

  Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina / League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina   Party of Democratic Action

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly of PR Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 Vojislav Kecmanovi (cropped2).jpg Vojislav Kecmanović
(1881–1961)
26 April 1945 November 1946 KP BiH
2 Đuro Pucar.jpg Đuro Pucar
(1899–1979)
November 1946 September 1948 KP BiH
3 Vlado Segrt EPLJ.JPG Vlado Šegrt
(1907–1991)
September 1948 March 1953 KP BiH
renamed in 1952 to
SK BiH
President of the People's Assembly of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
(2) Đuro Pucar.jpg Đuro Pucar
(1899–1979)
December 1953 June 1963 SK BiH
4 Ratomir Dugonjić.jpg Ratomir Dugonjić
(1916–1987)
June 1963 1967 SK BiH
5 Džemal Bijedić 1975.jpg Džemal Bijedić
(1917–1977)
1967 1971 SK BiH
6 Coat of Arms of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Hamdija Pozderac
(1924–1988)
1971 May 1974 SK BiH
President of the Presidency of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
(4) Ratomir Dugonjić.jpg Ratomir Dugonjić
(1916–1987)
May 1974 April 1978 SK BiH
7 Raif Dizdarević.jpg Raif Dizdarević
(born 1926)
April 1978 April 1982 SK BiH
8 Branko Mikulić (1988).jpg Branko Mikulić
(1928–1994)
April 1982 26 April 1984 SK BiH
9 Coat of Arms of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Milanko Renovica
(1928–2013)
26 April 1984 26 April 1985 SK BiH
10 Munir Mesihović.jpg Munir Mesihović
(1928–2016)
26 April 1985 April 1987 SK BiH
11 Mato Andrić.jpg Mato Andrić
(1928–2015[citation needed])
April 1987 April 1988 SK BiH
12 Coat of Arms of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Nikola Filipović
(born 1928)
April 1988 April 1989 SK BiH
13 Coat of Arms of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Obrad Piljak
(1933–2013)
April 1989 20 December 1990 SK BiH
14 Izetbegovic.jpg Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
20 December 1990 3 March 1992 SDA

Since independence (1992–present)[]

  Party of Democratic Action   Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina   Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina   Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina   Socialist Party   Serb Democratic Party   Party of Democratic Progress   Alliance of Independent Social Democrats   Democratic Front

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Term of Office Party
President of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
1
(14)
Izetbegovic.jpg Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
Bosniak 3 March 1992 5 October 1996 SDA
Chairmen of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1) (1) Izetbegovic.jpg Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
Bosniak 5 October 1996 13 October 1998 SDA
2 2 Zivko Radisic (cropped).jpg Živko Radišić
(born 1937)
Serb 13 October 1998 15 June 1999 SP
3 3 Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Ante Jelavić
(born 1963)
Croat 15 June 1999 14 February 2000 HDZ BiH
4 (1) Izetbegovic.jpg Alija Izetbegović
(1925–2003)
Bosniak 14 February 2000 14 October 2000 SDA
5 (2) Zivko Radisic (cropped).jpg Živko Radišić
(born 1937)
Serb 14 October 2000 14 June 2001 SP
6 4 Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Jozo Križanović
(1944–2009)
Croat 14 June 2001 14 February 2002 SDP BiH
7 5 Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Beriz Belkić
(born 1946)
Bosniak 14 February 2002 28 October 2002 SBiH
8 6 Mirko Sarovic Trondheim.jpg Mirko Šarović
(born 1956)
Serb 28 October 2002 2 April 2003 SDS
9 7 Dragan Čović.jpg Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 2 April 2003 10 April 2003 HDZ BiH
10 8 Borislav Paravac, Pope johnpaul funeral politics.jpg Borislav Paravac
(born 1943)
Serb 10 April 2003 27 June 2003 SDS
11 (7) Dragan Čović.jpg Dragan Čović
(1956–)
Croat 27 June 2003 28 February 2004 HDZ BiH
12 9 Sulejman Tihić.jpg Sulejman Tihić
(1951–2014)
Bosniak 28 February 2004 28 October 2004 SDA
13 (8) Borislav Paravac, Pope johnpaul funeral politics.jpg Borislav Paravac
(born 1943)
Serb 28 October 2004 28 June 2005 SDS
14 10 Ivo Miro Jovic.jpg Ivo Miro Jović
(born 1950)
Croat 28 June 2005 28 February 2006 HDZ BiH
15 (9) Sulejman Tihić.jpg Sulejman Tihić
(1951–2014)
Bosniak 28 February 2006 6 November 2006 SDA
16 11 Nebojsa Radmanovic.jpg Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 6 November 2006 6 July 2007 SNSD
17 12 Željko Komšić.jpg Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 6 July 2007 6 March 2008 SDP BiH
18 13 Haris Silajdžić.jpg Haris Silajdžić
(born 1945)
Bosniak 6 March 2008 6 November 2008 SBiH
19 (11) Nebojsa Radmanovic.jpg Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 6 November 2008 6 July 2009 SNSD
20 (12) Željko Komšić.jpg Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 6 July 2009 6 March 2010 SDP BiH
21 (13) Haris Silajdžić.jpg Haris Silajdžić
(born 1945)
Bosniak 6 March 2010 10 November 2010 SBiH
22 (11) Nebojsa Radmanovic.jpg Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 10 November 2010 10 July 2011 SNSD
23 (12) Željko Komšić.jpg Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 10 July 2011 10 March 2012 SDP BiH
24 14 Izetbegović, Bakir.jpg Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 10 March 2012 10 November 2012 SDA
25 (11) Nebojsa Radmanovic.jpg Nebojša Radmanović
(born 1949)
Serb 10 November 2012 10 July 2013 SNSD
26 (12) Željko Komšić.jpg Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 10 July 2013 10 March 2014 DF
27 (14) Izetbegović, Bakir.jpg Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 10 March 2014 17 November 2014 SDA
28 15 Mladen Ivanic.jpg Mladen Ivanić
(born 1958)
Serb 17 November 2014 17 July 2015 PDP
29 (7) Dragan Čović.jpg Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 17 July 2015 17 March 2016 HDZ BiH
30 (14) Izetbegović, Bakir.jpg Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 17 March 2016 17 November 2016 SDA
31 (15) Mladen Ivanic.jpg Mladen Ivanić
(born 1958)
Serb 17 November 2016 17 July 2017 PDP
32 (7) Dragan Čović.jpg Dragan Čović
(born 1956)
Croat 17 July 2017 17 March 2018 HDZ BiH
33 (14) Izetbegović, Bakir.jpg Bakir Izetbegović
(born 1956)
Bosniak 17 March 2018 20 November 2018 SDA
34 16 Milorad Dodik (cropped).jpg Milorad Dodik
(born 1959)
Serb 20 November 2018 20 July 2019 SNSD
35 (12) Željko Komšić.jpg Željko Komšić
(born 1964)
Croat 20 July 2019 Incumbent DF

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