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Stjepan Mesić
2nd[a] President of Croatia
In office
19 February 2000 â€“ 18 February 2010
Prime Minister Ivica Račan
Ivo Sanader
Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by Zlatko Tomčić (Acting)
Succeeded by Ivo Josipović
14th President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
30 June 1991 â€“ 6 December 1991
Prime Minister Ante Marković
Preceded by Sejdo Bajramović (acting)
Succeeded by Branko Kostić (acting)
1st[a] Prime Minister of Croatia
Elections: 1990
In office
30 May 1990 â€“ 24 August 1990
President Franjo Tuđman
Preceded by Antun Milović (as President of the Executive Council)
Succeeded by Josip Manolić
2nd Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
In office
7 September 1992 â€“ 24 May 1994
Preceded by Žarko Domljan
Succeeded by Nedjeljko Mihanović
13th Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
30 June 1991 â€“ 6 December 1991
Preceded by Borisav Jović
Succeeded by Branko Kostić
Personal details
Born (1934-12-24) 24 December 1934 (age 82)
Orahovica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(now Croatia)
Political party Independent (2000–present)[1]
Other political
League of Communists of Croatia (1955–1990)
Croatian Democratic Union (1990–1994)
Croatian Independent Democrats (1994–1997)
Croatian People’s Party (1997–2000)
Spouse(s) Milka Dudundić
Children Dunja
Alma mater University of Zagreb
Profession Lawyer
^a In order counting from the 1990 parliamentary election. 18th Croatian president, 13th prime minister, and 12th speaker of parliament overall.

Croatia did not want Europe to be divided as to the start of Croatia's EU entry talks.
Stjepan Mesic
The army did what Milosevic's regime asked of it, which was to create a 'Greater Serbia'.
Stjepan Mesic
He was driven by the idea that when Milosevic grabs a part of Bosnia, Croatia should get a piece of it, too.
Stjepan Mesic
The global response to global terrorism must not endanger fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Stjepan Mesic
I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone's satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start.
Stjepan Mesic
We are three countries that emerged from the former Yugoslavia – countries that are now in transition and must cooperate with each other, because our economies depend on each other.
Stjepan Mesic