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Biljana Borzan is a doctor. She was born in 1971 in Osijek. She works at the Osijek Clinic and is currently undergoing specialisation of Work and Sports Medicine. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb.

From 2001 she was councillor at the Osijek City Council and City Council president in the second part of the last mandate. At local elections in 2005 she carried the SDP-HSS coalition list of candidates for the City of Osijek.

She has been a member of the SDP since 1999. In late 2005 she was elected president of the Osijek City chapter of SDP. She is vice-president of the SDP’s Chief Committee.

Biljana Borzan is a doctor. She was born in 1971 in Osijek. She works at the Osijek Clinic and is currently undergoing specialisation of Work and Sports Medicine. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb. From 2001 she was councillor at the Osijek City Council and City Council president in the second part of the last mandate. At local elections in 2005 she carried the SDP-HSS coalition list of candidates for the City of Osijek. She has been a member of the SDP since 1999. In late 2005 she was elected president of the Osijek City chapter of SDP. She is vice-president of the SDP’s Chief Committee.

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      Marina Lovric is a traffic engineer. She is Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect. She graduated from the Faculty of Traffic Sciences in Zagreb. She is president of the Sisak-Moslavina County SDP chapter and member of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She is the mother of one.

For 15 years she was a successful director of the “Cazmatrans” company  in Sisak. As vice-president of the Association of Business People she analyses the economy as a whole and as certain branches. She is a member of the Women’s Forum of SDP Croatia.

At local elections in May 2005, she carried the list of candidates of five parties of the “Heart for Changes” coalition and became county prefect. In autumn 2005 she was unanimously voted president of the SDP’s county chapter for the second time.

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      Dragica Zgrebec graduated from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb. She was an MP and president of the SDP’s Agriculture and Fishery Council. She was a member of parliament from 1995 to 2007. From 2000 to 2003 she was president and from 2003 to 2007 vice-president of the parliament’s Committee for Economy, Development and Reconstruction. She was the director of Cakovecki mlinovi company and chairwoman of the Agromedjimurje company management board.

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      Ivica Pancic was born in Vukovar in 1968. He graduated in 1992 at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb where he completed the postgraduate studies in international relations in 2007. He is currently undergoing doctorate studies in comparative politics. From 2000 to 2003 he was Croatian Homeland War Minister. From 2004 he was member of parliament. He is a member of the SDP’s chief committee. He was a Homeland War soldier. He is married with one child.

After the Croatia-Germany match at EURO, he said: Now, they have to go from one match to the next, turn towards the quarter-finals. We shouldn`t bee seeing ourselves as European champions already, as we often do.

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      Zeljka Antunovic was born in 1955 in Virovitica. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade in Zagreb.

From 1980 to 1984 she was head of the financial service of “Sljeme” company and until 1993 she worked at the “Zagreb” housing company. From 1993 to 1995 she was editor and advisor of the “Accounting and Finances” magazine.

She is the author of several papers and manuals in various economic and financial areas. In 1996 she became a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She was in the Zagreb City Assembly (1993-1995, 1997-1998) and was elected MP at elections in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

She was the first president of the SDP’s Social Democratic Women’s Forum. In 2000 she was elected SDP vice-president. From 2000 to 2003 she was vice-premier for social activities and human rights. She chaired governmental commissions for human rights and gender equality. She was appointed Defence Minister in 2002.

In may 2004 she was elected deputy SDP president. She is married and the mother of two.

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      Dragutin Bodakos is a doctor of veterinary medicine. He was born in 1946 and lives in Osijek. He is the head of the Veterinary Service for Slavonia and Baranja at Medical Intertrade d.o.o. company. He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary, specialised in the United States and gained a doctor’s degree of veterinary science.

He is a member of the Osijek City Committee’s Steering Board, secretary of SDP’sRegional Council for Agriculture in Slavonia and Baranja since 2006. He lectured at the Mostar Faculty of Agronomy and Osijek’s Food Technology Faculty. He is a member of the Croatian Veterinary Chamber and of the National Commission for the Prevention of Trichinelosis.

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      Brankica Crljenko is a social worker. She is the director of the Social Welfare Centre in Sibenik. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is deputy president of the SDP’s city organisation in Sibenik. She is married and the mother of two.

She participated in many seminars and symposiums on social reactions to the abuse and neglect of children and the legal protection of abused children.

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      Mirando Mrsic is a general practice specialist, haematology sub-specialist, assistant professor at the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine. He is head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Zagreb Clinical Hospital Haematology Institute. He gained his doctor’s degree at the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine.

From 2000 through 2004 he was assistant director of the clinical hospital for medicine. From 2005 he was member of the Zagreb City Assembly and president of the Zagreb City Assembly’s Health Committee. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Croatian Medical Chamber Assembly and member of the Croatian medical Chamber’s Commission for Hospitals.
He is a member of the SDP’s Health Council. He is married.

He is the medical director and one of the founders of the “Ana Rukavina” foundation. He is the medical director of the Croatian Association of Leukaemia and Lymphoma and a member of the Croatian Association for Rare Diseases Presidency. He is also a guest professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As organisational secretary he took part in the organisation of the 1st and 2nd Croatian Congress of Haematologists and Transfusiologists. He also organised five seminars “New Trends in the Treatment of Acute Leukaemia” and the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Congress in 2007, dubbed East and West Together. He is taking part in the work of the Scientific Project of the Science, Education and Sports Ministry: “Transplantation of Haematopoetic Stem Cells” and has published 51 papers.

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      Ivo Jelusic is a graduate political scientist. He is Deputy Zagreb Mayor. He is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and deputy president of Zagreb’s SDP. He is married and the father of two. From 1994 to 2005 he was an entrepreneur, one of the founders and directors of the TIM ZIP d.o.o. company. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Zagreb City Assembly alderman. He was president of the city assembly’s Election and Nomination Committee, president of the Coordination for Human Rights, president of the Zagreb Fair steering committee. He has been a member of the SDP since 1990.

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      Davorko Vidovic graduated in philosophy and sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He began working as a reporter and radio host at Radio Sisak and then as a teacher, researcher and member of social and political organisations. In early 1990s he was professor at a Sisak high school. In 1992 he became a member of the SDP Presidency and then party vice-president.

In 2000 he was appointed Labour and Social Welfare Minister. From November 2003 he was a member of parliament. He was elected Sisak mayor in 2005. He is married and the father of two.

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      Vesna Skulic was born on October 1, 1961 in Zadar. She graduated from the Administration and Judiciary Centre in Zagreb. She is an administrative officer.

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      Zoran Vinkovic is a mechanical engineer. He was born in 1966 in Djakovo. He is the mayor of Djakovo. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Slavonski Brod. He was elected Djakovo mayor twice and he believes he will get the third stint. He is president of the Djakovo SDP chapter and member of the Osijek-Baranja County’s SDP County Committee.

He is married and lives in Djakovo. He has meen a member of the SDP since 1990. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the Djakovo City Council. In 2001 elections he carried the SDP’s list of candidates and in 2005 elections he carried the SDP-HNS-HSS coalition list. After losing his job in the Djakovo Food and Agriculture Coop, he earned a living as a debt collector and a pool guard at the city pool. He was also the head of maintenance at the Djakovo water management company and Croatian Electrical Company.

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      Zlatko Komadina graduated as a mechanical engineer in Rijeka. He is Primorje-Gorski Kotar County prefect in his second term. He is vice-presidnet of the SDP Croatia. He is married and the father of two.

One a successful basketball player, the past twenty years he specialised in politics. He has been a member of the SDP since its establishment. He was a member of the former Upper House. He was the first president of the Croatian Association of Counties, active in connecting Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with regions in Italy. He took part in many activities of the Centre for Working and Production Activities of the Disabled in Rijeka.

He is a member of the Croatian Chamber of Engineers and Architects. He was a long-term member of the Kantrida basketball club, member of the board and vice-president of the “Kvarner osiguranje” basketball club. Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi bestowed upon him the Order of the Star of Solidarity and the honorary title of Commendatore.

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      Mirjana Feric-vac was born in 1946 in Slavonski Brod. She is a professor of English and German language and literature. She worked as a professor in a high school in Offenbach and took part in many educational programmes for immigrants in Germany. After she returned to Croatia she became a member of the SDP and party vice-president.

She is one of the founders of the Social Democratic Women’s Forum and has been its president since 2002. She is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and was elected vice-president of the Socialist International of Women in 2002. She is a member of the Socialist International Presidency.

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      Josip Leko agrees Pancic is the disputable one, not Milanovic. - Any dissatisfaction within the party needs to be stated before the Main Committee. I am not being manipulated by anyone – Leko concluded.

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      Neven Mimica was born in 1953 in Split. He graduate and earned his masters degree from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb.

In early 1990s he was assistant trade minister in charge of foreign trade, a senior advisor at the Foreign Ministry’s international economic relations sector and earlier an economic advisor at the former Yugoslav embassy in Cairo.

From 1996 to 1997 he was a minister at the Croatian embassy in Ankara. He is a regular lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy. From 2000 to 2003 he was European Integrations Minister.

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      Slavko Linic

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      Ljubo Jurcic was born in 1954 in Ruzici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is a university professor of economy, MP, president of the SDP’s Economy and Sustainable Development Council and president of the Croatian Association of Economists.

He earned his doctorate at the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb in 1997. He had tenure at the Faculty of Economy from 1980. he was foreign trade director at the Electrical Engineering Products Factory in 1987 and before than an assistant professor at the faculty of Economy and foreign trade advisor in a consulting company.

He published 33 papers with international and home reviews and one study. He is the author of 19 expert papers and four studies, as well as the editor of two books.

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      Nadica Jelas is a graduate economist. She is the head of the analysis, statistics and credit standing at the Financial Agency in Cakovec. She graduated from the Faculty of Organisation and Computer Science in Varazdin. From 1995 to 1998 she was assistant director of the Cakovec’s Financial Agency. She is vice-president of the Medjimurje region’s SDP chapter, president of the county’s SDP’s Social Democratic Women’s Forum. She is a widow and the mother of two.

As vice-president of the Medjimurje Association of Economists, she promoted the significance of the profession.

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      Nenad Stazic is a professor of philosophy and comparative literature. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He was a member of parliament. Before his political career, he was a reporter and editor at the Croatian Radio. He was an MP for the SDP and a member of the electoral headquarters for the 7th electoral unit.

He is married and the father of one. He wrote five theatre plays.

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      Zvonimir Mrsic was born in 1966 in Koprivnica. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. From 1990 to 1998 he was director of the PR Service at Podravka company. In 2000 he was head of public relations and protocol of the City of Zagreb and then director of Podravka’s public relations with investors. Since 2001 he has been the mayor of Koprivnica and since 2003 a member of parliament.

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      Dino Kozlevac is a safety engineer. He is the fire-fighting commander of Istria County. He graduated from the Faculty for Safety in Zagreb. He is president of the SDP of Istria County. He is married and the father of two. He had a number of social and political functions in the county. He actively participated in the creation and organisation of fire-fighting and the system of protection and rescue of people and property in Istria County and Croatia.

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      Marin Jurjevic is a political scientist and professor at the Faculty or Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding in Zagreb. He is a member of the parliament’s delegation at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and West European Union Assembly.

He is the president of SDP in Split and member of the SDP’s chief committee of Croatia. He is married and has two children. He published some two dozen scientific and expert papers. In 1984 he visited the Colegio de Mejico in Mexico as a guest researcher. He was SDP’s member of parliament. He has been a member of the SDP since its establishment.

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      Tatjana Simac-Bonacic is a doctor of dentistry, specialised in paedodentistry  at the polyclinic of dentistry in Dubrovnik. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb. She is president of the SDP’s city committee of Dubrovnik, is a member of the SDP’s county chapter’s executive committee. She is married with two children.

The authored and co-authored several expert papers, takes active part in home and international expert congresses, symposiums and seminars.

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      Branko Grcic is a professor of economy. He is the vice-dean for development and new products at the Faculty of Economy in Split. He earned his doctorate in economy. The past two years he lead a group for negotiations with the EU. He is a member of the SDP’s chief committee and Economy Council.

He is married with two children. In his 20-year career he achieved significant professional results and secured his family financial security. At the age of 40 he became regular professor, published more than 60 papers in the country and abroad, led and participated in the drafting of several dozens of studies relating to regional and local development and the development of entrepreneurship.

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      Mirela Holy was born in 1971 in Zagreb. She graduated in ethnology and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy. She earned her doctor’s degree in humanistic sciences.

From 2000 to 2005 she worked at the Environment Protection Ministry as head of public relations and then PR office chief. She is a member of the SDP’s executive committee and secretary of the Programme Council, as well as head of the Eco-Forum.

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      Igor Dragovan, SDP secretary, studied at the Faculty of Construction in Zagreb. He is the founder and first president of the SDP’s Youth forum. He was a member of the SDP steering board from 1996 to 2000. At the SDP’s 8th convention he was elected party secretary. In 2004 the chief committee reelected him secretary. He has been in the Zagreb City Assembly since 2001.

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      Marija Lugaric was born in 1978 in Zagreb where she graduated from the Teachers’ Academy. She is a post-graduate student of “Modern Primary School”. She was an MP from  2000. She is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and president of the SDP’s Youth Forum Chief Committee.

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      Mario Habek is a natural sciences and mathematics technician who works in his own company. He is a member of the city assembly of Ivanec. He is a member of the SDP’s steering board in Varazdin County. He is a member of the Ivanec Tourist Board Council. He is president of the LET club from Ivanec. He is multiple Croatian champion in paragliding and a member of the national team.

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      Ranko Ostojic was born in 1962 in Split where he graduated from the Faculty of Law. He was educated in Norway and the United States. As an employee of the International Red Cross, in 1996 and 1997 he worked in Knin and from 1997 to 2000 as commissioner of the Split City’s Administrative Resources Management Department.

In 2000 he became Split police commissioner until 2001 when he became police director until 2004. From 2005 to August 1, 2007 he was a member of the “Slobodna Dalmacija d.d.” company board and since then has worked as the director of investments and construction of the Slobodna Dalmacija complex in Dugopolje.

He is a Croatian Homeland War volunteer and received state honours for it. He was a member of the SDP from 1990 to 1992 and then again from 2004. From 1990 to 1992 he was a Split city councillor. He is a long-term member of the Croatian Scouts Alliance. He plays water polo and skies. He is married and the father of two.

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      Social Democratic Party’s chairwoman of the parliament’s Committee for Family, Youth and Sports, Milanka Opacic

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      Ingrid Anticevic-Marinovic is an attorney. She was a member of parliament and chairwoman of the parliament’s Committee for Legislature. She was minister of justice, administration and local self-government in the coalition government. She is the president of the SDP’s Zadar City chapter. She is married and the mother of one.

She is a member of the National Council for the Fight Against Corruption and of the State Attorney Council. She was awarded by the Public Notary Chamber for the promotion of the work of public notaries.

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      Social Democratic Party's (SDP) Ivo Josipovic

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      Ante Kotromanovic is a retired Croatian Army officer. He is a member of the “Urbaniko” company management board. He is an undergraduate at the Faculty of Political Sciences. He graduated from the “Blago Zadro” command and headquarters school and the “Ban Josip Jelacic” army school. From 1996 to 2000 he was the commanding officer of the 4th Guard Brigade and from 2000 to 2002 4th Corps chief-of-staff.

He is the president of the SDP’s Homeland War veterans’ council. He is the father of one. He had high functions in the Croatian Army during the Homeland War and after. He received highest state honours for valour and courage.

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      Biljana Borzan is a doctor. She was born in 1971 in Osijek. She works at the Osijek Clinic and is currently undergoing specialisation of Work and Sports Medicine. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb.

From 2001 she was councillor at the Osijek City Council and City Council president in the second part of the last mandate. At local elections in 2005 she carried the SDP-HSS coalition list of candidates for the City of Osijek.

She has been a member of the SDP since 1999. In late 2005 she was elected president of the Osijek City chapter of SDP. She is vice-president of the SDP’s Chief Committee.

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      Sime Lucin graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. He was an MP, interior minister, Trogir mayor, SDP vice-president, a member of the SDP’s Business Committee. He is married and the father of two.

He actively advocated the promotion of human rights and the building of a civil society. He took part in several projects of the governmental and non-governmental sectors for the promotion of the quality of life. He also advocated gender equality.

He is the initiator of the project Police in the Community and Farewell to Arms as important preconditions for a safer life. As vice-chairman of the parliament’s Committee for Internal affairs and National Security he insisted on the civilian monitoring of secret services and the protection of citizens’ privacy.

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      Gordana Sobol is a professor psychologist. She was a member of parliament. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Rijeka. She is married and the mother of one. She was a member of the first presidency of the SDP, SDP’s Secretary-General and president of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She was an MP for two mandates.

She was chairwoman of the parliament’s Gender Equality Committee. She achieved excellent cooperation with nongovernmental associations, especially in the area of women’s and human rights. She is the president of the “Korak” association’s council, which cares for victims of domestic violence in its shelter. She is a member of the “Mobbing” association and president of the “Agram” women’s soccer club.

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      Biserka Vranic is an administrative officer and the mayor of Ozalj in the second mandate. She is president of Ozalj SDP, member of the SDP Croatia’s chief committee. From 1995 to 2001 she worked at the Karlovac County’s commission of the Alliance of Independent Unions of Croatia (SSSH).

She was nominated SSSH commissioner for Ozalj and Zakanje. She has been a member of the SDP since 1997. She was a member of the Ozalj City Assembly from 1997 to 2001. In 1999 she was elected president of the city’s SDP chapter and re-elected in 2001 and 2005. She is a member of the Committee for Local Self-Government at the Council of Europe.

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      Zeljko Jovanovic is a medical doctor and is a master of Science in Economy. He was the market development director of a pharmaceutical company. He earned his doctors degree at the Faculty of Medicine and his M.Sc. at the Faculty of Economy in Rijeka. He is vice-president of the Rijeka City Council, a member of the SDP’s steering board in Rijeka, vice-president of the SDP’s Health Council of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. He is married and the father of two.

He was president of the alliance of students of the Faculty of Medicine, vice-rector of the Rijeka University and member of parliament. He has been a Rijeka alderman since 1993. He worked as a teacher of biology and chemistry, an emergency medical service doctor and as doctor in the Croatian Army. He gained professional training abroad (INSTEAD, London Business School). He initiated the project of prevention of cardiovascular diseases “School of Healthy Dieting”.

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      Vlatko Podnar is a forestry engineer. He was born in 1961 in Orahovica. He was manager of the Forest Management Department in USP Nasice. He graduated from the Faculty of Forestry in Zagreb. From 2001 to 2004 he was head of USP Nasice. He is vice-president of the SDP’s Virovitica-Podravina County Committee and a county assembly member.

He worked as manager, a forest ranger, expert associate, production manager, head of the forest management department.

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      Zdravko Ronko is an economist. He is Pozega-Slavonia County prefect, the mayor of Pozega and president of the county’s SDP.

For more than five years he worked at the Tax Administration as revenue inspector. From 1991 to 1994 he was revenue inspection manager and then he founded a company for business services and tax advice.

He is a long-time union activist, a member of a number of local and regional bodies of the unions of administration, judiciary and financial organisations.

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      Tanja Vrbat is a master of political sciences. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Trieste. She is attending the doctors study of public law and public administration at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is a member of the SDP’s International Relations Council. She is vice-president of the socialist international of youth (IUSY).

She is a member of the SDP’s City Council in Umag and was also the president of that organisation. She was the international secretary of the SDP’s Youth Forum and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Youth Forum. She is active in the field of international cooperation. Apart from international cooperation, she is also active in comparative public and constitutional law.

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      Tonino Picula graduated in philosophy and sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. From 1993 to 2000 he was the SDP’s secretary for international relations.

He was Croatian Foreign Minister from 2000 to 2003. He was an MP and president of the SDO’s chief committee. He was elected Velika Gorica Mayor in 2005 and re-elected in 2006. He is married.

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      Boris Sprem was born in 1956 in Koprivnicki Bregi. In 1980 he graduated from the Zagreb faculty of Law. He was the Croatian President’s chief-of-staff. He was an alderman at the Zagreb City Assembly and member of the SDP’s Chief Committee in the second mandate.

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      Zoran Milanovic was born in 1966 in Zagreb. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb as an excellent student. After graduation he was employed at the Commercial Court in Zagreb and then at the Foreign Ministry.

He participated in OSCE peace missions in 1994 and from 1996 became an advisor at the Croatian mission at EU and NATO in Brussels. There he completed his post-graduate European Union law studies. He entered the SDP after, as assistant foreign minister, he made his mandate available. He became a member of the newly-founded Executive Committee.

After the death of Ivica Racan in June 2007, he was elected party president at the party’s convention. Soon after his election, the parliament nominated him chairman of the National Committee for Monitoring Negotiations between Croatia and the EU.

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      Current Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic was born in 1955 in Donji Mamici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. From 1980 to 1983 he was employed at the “Ledo” factory and from 1983 in Pescenica Municipality.

He was a member of the Zagreb City Assembly until 2000. He is Zagreb mayor and president of the city’s SDP chapter.

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  • Zoran Milanovic was born in 1966 in Zagreb. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb as an excellent student. After graduation he was employed at the Commercial Court in Zagreb and then at the Foreign Ministry.

He participated in OSCE peace missions in 1994 and from 1996 became an advisor at the Croatian mission at EU and NATO in Brussels. There he completed his post-graduate European Union law studies. He entered the SDP after, as assistant foreign minister, he made his mandate available. He became a member of the newly-founded Executive Committee.

After the death of Ivica Racan in June 2007, he was elected party president at the party’s convention. Soon after his election, the parliament nominated him chairman of the National Committee for Monitoring Negotiations between Croatia and the EU.

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  • Current Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic was born in 1955 in Donji Mamici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. From 1980 to 1983 he was employed at the “Ledo” factory and from 1983 in Pescenica Municipality.

He was a member of the Zagreb City Assembly until 2000. He is Zagreb mayor and president of the city’s SDP chapter.

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  • Zeljka Antunovic was born in 1955 in Virovitica. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade in Zagreb.

From 1980 to 1984 she was head of the financial service of “Sljeme” company and until 1993 she worked at the “Zagreb” housing company. From 1993 to 1995 she was editor and advisor of the “Accounting and Finances” magazine.

She is the author of several papers and manuals in various economic and financial areas. In 1996 she became a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She was in the Zagreb City Assembly (1993-1995, 1997-1998) and was elected MP at elections in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

She was the first president of the SDP’s Social Democratic Women’s Forum. In 2000 she was elected SDP vice-president. From 2000 to 2003 she was vice-premier for social activities and human rights. She chaired governmental commissions for human rights and gender equality. She was appointed Defence Minister in 2002.

In may 2004 she was elected deputy SDP president. She is married and the mother of two.

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  • Tonino Picula graduated in philosophy and sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. From 1993 to 2000 he was the SDP’s secretary for international relations.

He was Croatian Foreign Minister from 2000 to 2003. He was an MP and president of the SDO’s chief committee. He was elected Velika Gorica Mayor in 2005 and re-elected in 2006. He is married.

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  • Davorko Vidovic graduated in philosophy and sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He began working as a reporter and radio host at Radio Sisak and then as a teacher, researcher and member of social and political organisations. In early 1990s he was professor at a Sisak high school. In 1992 he became a member of the SDP Presidency and then party vice-president.

In 2000 he was appointed Labour and Social Welfare Minister. From November 2003 he was a member of parliament. He was elected Sisak mayor in 2005. He is married and the father of two.

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  • Ljubo Jurcic was born in 1954 in Ruzici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is a university professor of economy, MP, president of the SDP’s Economy and Sustainable Development Council and president of the Croatian Association of Economists.

He earned his doctorate at the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb in 1997. He had tenure at the Faculty of Economy from 1980. he was foreign trade director at the Electrical Engineering Products Factory in 1987 and before than an assistant professor at the faculty of Economy and foreign trade advisor in a consulting company.

He published 33 papers with international and home reviews and one study. He is the author of 19 expert papers and four studies, as well as the editor of two books.

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  • Neven Mimica was born in 1953 in Split. He graduate and earned his masters degree from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb.

In early 1990s he was assistant trade minister in charge of foreign trade, a senior advisor at the Foreign Ministry’s international economic relations sector and earlier an economic advisor at the former Yugoslav embassy in Cairo.

From 1996 to 1997 he was a minister at the Croatian embassy in Ankara. He is a regular lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy. From 2000 to 2003 he was European Integrations Minister.

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  • Ivica Pancic was born in Vukovar in 1968. He graduated in 1992 at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb where he completed the postgraduate studies in international relations in 2007. He is currently undergoing doctorate studies in comparative politics. From 2000 to 2003 he was Croatian Homeland War Minister. From 2004 he was member of parliament. He is a member of the SDP’s chief committee. He was a Homeland War soldier. He is married with one child.

After the Croatia-Germany match at EURO, he said: Now, they have to go from one match to the next, turn towards the quarter-finals. We shouldn`t bee seeing ourselves as European champions already, as we often do.

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  • Igor Dragovan, SDP secretary, studied at the Faculty of Construction in Zagreb. He is the founder and first president of the SDP’s Youth forum. He was a member of the SDP steering board from 1996 to 2000. At the SDP’s 8th convention he was elected party secretary. In 2004 the chief committee reelected him secretary. He has been in the Zagreb City Assembly since 2001.

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  • Sime Lucin graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. He was an MP, interior minister, Trogir mayor, SDP vice-president, a member of the SDP’s Business Committee. He is married and the father of two.

He actively advocated the promotion of human rights and the building of a civil society. He took part in several projects of the governmental and non-governmental sectors for the promotion of the quality of life. He also advocated gender equality.

He is the initiator of the project Police in the Community and Farewell to Arms as important preconditions for a safer life. As vice-chairman of the parliament’s Committee for Internal affairs and National Security he insisted on the civilian monitoring of secret services and the protection of citizens’ privacy.

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  • Social Democratic Party’s chairwoman of the parliament’s Committee for Family, Youth and Sports, Milanka Opacic

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  • Josip Leko agrees Pancic is the disputable one, not Milanovic. - Any dissatisfaction within the party needs to be stated before the Main Committee. I am not being manipulated by anyone – Leko concluded.

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  • Nenad Stazic is a professor of philosophy and comparative literature. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He was a member of parliament. Before his political career, he was a reporter and editor at the Croatian Radio. He was an MP for the SDP and a member of the electoral headquarters for the 7th electoral unit.

He is married and the father of one. He wrote five theatre plays.

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  • Zlatko Komadina graduated as a mechanical engineer in Rijeka. He is Primorje-Gorski Kotar County prefect in his second term. He is vice-presidnet of the SDP Croatia. He is married and the father of two.

One a successful basketball player, the past twenty years he specialised in politics. He has been a member of the SDP since its establishment. He was a member of the former Upper House. He was the first president of the Croatian Association of Counties, active in connecting Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with regions in Italy. He took part in many activities of the Centre for Working and Production Activities of the Disabled in Rijeka.

He is a member of the Croatian Chamber of Engineers and Architects. He was a long-term member of the Kantrida basketball club, member of the board and vice-president of the “Kvarner osiguranje” basketball club. Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi bestowed upon him the Order of the Star of Solidarity and the honorary title of Commendatore.

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  • Ranko Ostojic was born in 1962 in Split where he graduated from the Faculty of Law. He was educated in Norway and the United States. As an employee of the International Red Cross, in 1996 and 1997 he worked in Knin and from 1997 to 2000 as commissioner of the Split City’s Administrative Resources Management Department.

In 2000 he became Split police commissioner until 2001 when he became police director until 2004. From 2005 to August 1, 2007 he was a member of the “Slobodna Dalmacija d.d.” company board and since then has worked as the director of investments and construction of the Slobodna Dalmacija complex in Dugopolje.

He is a Croatian Homeland War volunteer and received state honours for it. He was a member of the SDP from 1990 to 1992 and then again from 2004. From 1990 to 1992 he was a Split city councillor. He is a long-term member of the Croatian Scouts Alliance. He plays water polo and skies. He is married and the father of two.

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  • Ingrid Anticevic-Marinovic is an attorney. She was a member of parliament and chairwoman of the parliament’s Committee for Legislature. She was minister of justice, administration and local self-government in the coalition government. She is the president of the SDP’s Zadar City chapter. She is married and the mother of one.

She is a member of the National Council for the Fight Against Corruption and of the State Attorney Council. She was awarded by the Public Notary Chamber for the promotion of the work of public notaries.

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  • Marin Jurjevic is a political scientist and professor at the Faculty or Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding in Zagreb. He is a member of the parliament’s delegation at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and West European Union Assembly.

He is the president of SDP in Split and member of the SDP’s chief committee of Croatia. He is married and has two children. He published some two dozen scientific and expert papers. In 1984 he visited the Colegio de Mejico in Mexico as a guest researcher. He was SDP’s member of parliament. He has been a member of the SDP since its establishment.

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  • Ivo Jelusic is a graduate political scientist. He is Deputy Zagreb Mayor. He is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and deputy president of Zagreb’s SDP. He is married and the father of two. From 1994 to 2005 he was an entrepreneur, one of the founders and directors of the TIM ZIP d.o.o. company. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Zagreb City Assembly alderman. He was president of the city assembly’s Election and Nomination Committee, president of the Coordination for Human Rights, president of the Zagreb Fair steering committee. He has been a member of the SDP since 1990.

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  • Zoran Vinkovic is a mechanical engineer. He was born in 1966 in Djakovo. He is the mayor of Djakovo. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Slavonski Brod. He was elected Djakovo mayor twice and he believes he will get the third stint. He is president of the Djakovo SDP chapter and member of the Osijek-Baranja County’s SDP County Committee.

He is married and lives in Djakovo. He has meen a member of the SDP since 1990. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the Djakovo City Council. In 2001 elections he carried the SDP’s list of candidates and in 2005 elections he carried the SDP-HNS-HSS coalition list. After losing his job in the Djakovo Food and Agriculture Coop, he earned a living as a debt collector and a pool guard at the city pool. He was also the head of maintenance at the Djakovo water management company and Croatian Electrical Company.

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  • Dragica Zgrebec graduated from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb. She was an MP and president of the SDP’s Agriculture and Fishery Council. She was a member of parliament from 1995 to 2007. From 2000 to 2003 she was president and from 2003 to 2007 vice-president of the parliament’s Committee for Economy, Development and Reconstruction. She was the director of Cakovecki mlinovi company and chairwoman of the Agromedjimurje company management board.

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  • Branko Grcic is a professor of economy. He is the vice-dean for development and new products at the Faculty of Economy in Split. He earned his doctorate in economy. The past two years he lead a group for negotiations with the EU. He is a member of the SDP’s chief committee and Economy Council.

He is married with two children. In his 20-year career he achieved significant professional results and secured his family financial security. At the age of 40 he became regular professor, published more than 60 papers in the country and abroad, led and participated in the drafting of several dozens of studies relating to regional and local development and the development of entrepreneurship.

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  • Biserka Vranic is an administrative officer and the mayor of Ozalj in the second mandate. She is president of Ozalj SDP, member of the SDP Croatia’s chief committee. From 1995 to 2001 she worked at the Karlovac County’s commission of the Alliance of Independent Unions of Croatia (SSSH).

She was nominated SSSH commissioner for Ozalj and Zakanje. She has been a member of the SDP since 1997. She was a member of the Ozalj City Assembly from 1997 to 2001. In 1999 she was elected president of the city’s SDP chapter and re-elected in 2001 and 2005. She is a member of the Committee for Local Self-Government at the Council of Europe.

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  • Nadica Jelas is a graduate economist. She is the head of the analysis, statistics and credit standing at the Financial Agency in Cakovec. She graduated from the Faculty of Organisation and Computer Science in Varazdin. From 1995 to 1998 she was assistant director of the Cakovec’s Financial Agency. She is vice-president of the Medjimurje region’s SDP chapter, president of the county’s SDP’s Social Democratic Women’s Forum. She is a widow and the mother of two.

As vice-president of the Medjimurje Association of Economists, she promoted the significance of the profession.

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  • Mirela Holy was born in 1971 in Zagreb. She graduated in ethnology and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy. She earned her doctor’s degree in humanistic sciences.

From 2000 to 2005 she worked at the Environment Protection Ministry as head of public relations and then PR office chief. She is a member of the SDP’s executive committee and secretary of the Programme Council, as well as head of the Eco-Forum.

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  • Zdravko Ronko is an economist. He is Pozega-Slavonia County prefect, the mayor of Pozega and president of the county’s SDP.

For more than five years he worked at the Tax Administration as revenue inspector. From 1991 to 1994 he was revenue inspection manager and then he founded a company for business services and tax advice.

He is a long-time union activist, a member of a number of local and regional bodies of the unions of administration, judiciary and financial organisations.

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  • Vlatko Podnar is a forestry engineer. He was born in 1961 in Orahovica. He was manager of the Forest Management Department in USP Nasice. He graduated from the Faculty of Forestry in Zagreb. From 2001 to 2004 he was head of USP Nasice. He is vice-president of the SDP’s Virovitica-Podravina County Committee and a county assembly member.

He worked as manager, a forest ranger, expert associate, production manager, head of the forest management department.

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  • Marina Lovric is a traffic engineer. She is Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect. She graduated from the Faculty of Traffic Sciences in Zagreb. She is president of the Sisak-Moslavina County SDP chapter and member of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She is the mother of one.

For 15 years she was a successful director of the “Cazmatrans” company  in Sisak. As vice-president of the Association of Business People she analyses the economy as a whole and as certain branches. She is a member of the Women’s Forum of SDP Croatia.

At local elections in May 2005, she carried the list of candidates of five parties of the “Heart for Changes” coalition and became county prefect. In autumn 2005 she was unanimously voted president of the SDP’s county chapter for the second time.

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  • Tatjana Simac-Bonacic is a doctor of dentistry, specialised in paedodentistry  at the polyclinic of dentistry in Dubrovnik. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb. She is president of the SDP’s city committee of Dubrovnik, is a member of the SDP’s county chapter’s executive committee. She is married with two children.

The authored and co-authored several expert papers, takes active part in home and international expert congresses, symposiums and seminars.

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  • Mario Habek is a natural sciences and mathematics technician who works in his own company. He is a member of the city assembly of Ivanec. He is a member of the SDP’s steering board in Varazdin County. He is a member of the Ivanec Tourist Board Council. He is president of the LET club from Ivanec. He is multiple Croatian champion in paragliding and a member of the national team.

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  • Marija Lugaric was born in 1978 in Zagreb where she graduated from the Teachers’ Academy. She is a post-graduate student of “Modern Primary School”. She was an MP from  2000. She is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and president of the SDP’s Youth Forum Chief Committee.

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  • Dino Kozlevac is a safety engineer. He is the fire-fighting commander of Istria County. He graduated from the Faculty for Safety in Zagreb. He is president of the SDP of Istria County. He is married and the father of two. He had a number of social and political functions in the county. He actively participated in the creation and organisation of fire-fighting and the system of protection and rescue of people and property in Istria County and Croatia.

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  • Ante Kotromanovic is a retired Croatian Army officer. He is a member of the “Urbaniko” company management board. He is an undergraduate at the Faculty of Political Sciences. He graduated from the “Blago Zadro” command and headquarters school and the “Ban Josip Jelacic” army school. From 1996 to 2000 he was the commanding officer of the 4th Guard Brigade and from 2000 to 2002 4th Corps chief-of-staff.

He is the president of the SDP’s Homeland War veterans’ council. He is the father of one. He had high functions in the Croatian Army during the Homeland War and after. He received highest state honours for valour and courage.

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  • Zeljko Jovanovic is a medical doctor and is a master of Science in Economy. He was the market development director of a pharmaceutical company. He earned his doctors degree at the Faculty of Medicine and his M.Sc. at the Faculty of Economy in Rijeka. He is vice-president of the Rijeka City Council, a member of the SDP’s steering board in Rijeka, vice-president of the SDP’s Health Council of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. He is married and the father of two.

He was president of the alliance of students of the Faculty of Medicine, vice-rector of the Rijeka University and member of parliament. He has been a Rijeka alderman since 1993. He worked as a teacher of biology and chemistry, an emergency medical service doctor and as doctor in the Croatian Army. He gained professional training abroad (INSTEAD, London Business School). He initiated the project of prevention of cardiovascular diseases “School of Healthy Dieting”.

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  • Zvonimir Mrsic was born in 1966 in Koprivnica. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. From 1990 to 1998 he was director of the PR Service at Podravka company. In 2000 he was head of public relations and protocol of the City of Zagreb and then director of Podravka’s public relations with investors. Since 2001 he has been the mayor of Koprivnica and since 2003 a member of parliament.

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  • Biljana Borzan is a doctor. She was born in 1971 in Osijek. She works at the Osijek Clinic and is currently undergoing specialisation of Work and Sports Medicine. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb.

From 2001 she was councillor at the Osijek City Council and City Council president in the second part of the last mandate. At local elections in 2005 she carried the SDP-HSS coalition list of candidates for the City of Osijek.

She has been a member of the SDP since 1999. In late 2005 she was elected president of the Osijek City chapter of SDP. She is vice-president of the SDP’s Chief Committee.

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  • Gordana Sobol is a professor psychologist. She was a member of parliament. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Rijeka. She is married and the mother of one. She was a member of the first presidency of the SDP, SDP’s Secretary-General and president of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She was an MP for two mandates.

She was chairwoman of the parliament’s Gender Equality Committee. She achieved excellent cooperation with nongovernmental associations, especially in the area of women’s and human rights. She is the president of the “Korak” association’s council, which cares for victims of domestic violence in its shelter. She is a member of the “Mobbing” association and president of the “Agram” women’s soccer club.

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  • Tanja Vrbat is a master of political sciences. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Trieste. She is attending the doctors study of public law and public administration at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is a member of the SDP’s International Relations Council. She is vice-president of the socialist international of youth (IUSY).

She is a member of the SDP’s City Council in Umag and was also the president of that organisation. She was the international secretary of the SDP’s Youth Forum and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Youth Forum. She is active in the field of international cooperation. Apart from international cooperation, she is also active in comparative public and constitutional law.

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  • Brankica Crljenko is a social worker. She is the director of the Social Welfare Centre in Sibenik. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is deputy president of the SDP’s city organisation in Sibenik. She is married and the mother of two.

She participated in many seminars and symposiums on social reactions to the abuse and neglect of children and the legal protection of abused children.

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  • Mirjana Feric-vac was born in 1946 in Slavonski Brod. She is a professor of English and German language and literature. She worked as a professor in a high school in Offenbach and took part in many educational programmes for immigrants in Germany. After she returned to Croatia she became a member of the SDP and party vice-president.

She is one of the founders of the Social Democratic Women’s Forum and has been its president since 2002. She is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and was elected vice-president of the Socialist International of Women in 2002. She is a member of the Socialist International Presidency.

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  • Boris Sprem was born in 1956 in Koprivnicki Bregi. In 1980 he graduated from the Zagreb faculty of Law. He was the Croatian President’s chief-of-staff. He was an alderman at the Zagreb City Assembly and member of the SDP’s Chief Committee in the second mandate.

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  • Dragutin Bodakos is a doctor of veterinary medicine. He was born in 1946 and lives in Osijek. He is the head of the Veterinary Service for Slavonia and Baranja at Medical Intertrade d.o.o. company. He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary, specialised in the United States and gained a doctor’s degree of veterinary science.

He is a member of the Osijek City Committee’s Steering Board, secretary of SDP’sRegional Council for Agriculture in Slavonia and Baranja since 2006. He lectured at the Mostar Faculty of Agronomy and Osijek’s Food Technology Faculty. He is a member of the Croatian Veterinary Chamber and of the National Commission for the Prevention of Trichinelosis.

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  • Vesna Skulic was born on October 1, 1961 in Zadar. She graduated from the Administration and Judiciary Centre in Zagreb. She is an administrative officer.

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  • Mirando Mrsic is a general practice specialist, haematology sub-specialist, assistant professor at the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine. He is head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Zagreb Clinical Hospital Haematology Institute. He gained his doctor’s degree at the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine.

From 2000 through 2004 he was assistant director of the clinical hospital for medicine. From 2005 he was member of the Zagreb City Assembly and president of the Zagreb City Assembly’s Health Committee. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Croatian Medical Chamber Assembly and member of the Croatian medical Chamber’s Commission for Hospitals.
He is a member of the SDP’s Health Council. He is married.

He is the medical director and one of the founders of the “Ana Rukavina” foundation. He is the medical director of the Croatian Association of Leukaemia and Lymphoma and a member of the Croatian Association for Rare Diseases Presidency. He is also a guest professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As organisational secretary he took part in the organisation of the 1st and 2nd Croatian Congress of Haematologists and Transfusiologists. He also organised five seminars “New Trends in the Treatment of Acute Leukaemia” and the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Congress in 2007, dubbed East and West Together. He is taking part in the work of the Scientific Project of the Science, Education and Sports Ministry: “Transplantation of Haematopoetic Stem Cells” and has published 51 papers.

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Current Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic was born in 1955 in Donji Mamici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. From 1980 to 1983 he was employed at the “Ledo” factory and from 1983 in Pescenica Municipality.

He was a member of the Zagreb City Assembly until 2000. He is Zagreb mayor and president of the city’s SDP chapter.
Zeljka Antunovic was born in 1955 in Virovitica. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade in Zagreb.

From 1980 to 1984 she was head of the financial service of “Sljeme” company and until 1993 she worked at the “Zagreb” housing company. From 1993 to 1995 she was editor and advisor of the “Accounting and Finances” magazine.

She is the author of several papers and manuals in various economic and financial areas. In 1996 she became a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She was in the Zagreb City Assembly (1993-1995, 1997-1998) and was elected MP at elections in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

She was the first president of the SDP’s Social Democratic Women’s Forum. In 2000 she was elected SDP vice-president. From 2000 to 2003 she was vice-premier for social activities and human rights. She chaired governmental commissions for human rights and gender equality. She was appointed Defence Minister in 2002.

In may 2004 she was elected deputy SDP president. She is married and the mother of two.Tonino Picula graduated in philosophy and sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. From 1993 to 2000 he was the SDP’s secretary for international relations.

He was Croatian Foreign Minister from 2000 to 2003. He was an MP and president of the SDO’s chief committee. He was elected Velika Gorica Mayor in 2005 and re-elected in 2006. He is married.
Davorko Vidovic graduated in philosophy and sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He began working as a reporter and radio host at Radio Sisak and then as a teacher, researcher and member of social and political organisations. In early 1990s he was professor at a Sisak high school. In 1992 he became a member of the SDP Presidency and then party vice-president.

In 2000 he was appointed Labour and Social Welfare Minister. From November 2003 he was a member of parliament. He was elected Sisak mayor in 2005. He is married and the father of two.
Ljubo Jurcic was born in 1954 in Ruzici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is a university professor of economy, MP, president of the SDP’s Economy and Sustainable Development Council and president of the Croatian Association of Economists.

He earned his doctorate at the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb in 1997. He had tenure at the Faculty of Economy from 1980. he was foreign trade director at the Electrical Engineering Products Factory in 1987 and before than an assistant professor at the faculty of Economy and foreign trade advisor in a consulting company.

He published 33 papers with international and home reviews and one study. He is the author of 19 expert papers and four studies, as well as the editor of two books.
Neven Mimica was born in 1953 in Split. He graduate and earned his masters degree from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb.

In early 1990s he was assistant trade minister in charge of foreign trade, a senior advisor at the Foreign Ministry’s international economic relations sector and earlier an economic advisor at the former Yugoslav embassy in Cairo.

From 1996 to 1997 he was a minister at the Croatian embassy in Ankara. He is a regular lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy. From 2000 to 2003 he was European Integrations Minister.
Social Democratic Party's (SDP) Ivo JosipovicIvica Pancic was born in Vukovar in 1968. He graduated in 1992 at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb where he completed the postgraduate studies in international relations in 2007. He is currently undergoing doctorate studies in comparative politics. From 2000 to 2003 he was Croatian Homeland War Minister. From 2004 he was member of parliament. He is a member of the SDP’s chief committee. He was a Homeland War soldier. He is married with one child.

After the Croatia-Germany match at EURO, he said: Now, they have to go from one match to the next, turn towards the quarter-finals. We shouldn`t bee seeing ourselves as European champions already, as we often do.Igor Dragovan, SDP secretary, studied at the Faculty of Construction in Zagreb. He is the founder and first president of the SDP’s Youth forum. He was a member of the SDP steering board from 1996 to 2000. At the SDP’s 8th convention he was elected party secretary. In 2004 the chief committee reelected him secretary. He has been in the Zagreb City Assembly since 2001.Sime Lucin graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. He was an MP, interior minister, Trogir mayor, SDP vice-president, a member of the SDP’s Business Committee. He is married and the father of two.

He actively advocated the promotion of human rights and the building of a civil society. He took part in several projects of the governmental and non-governmental sectors for the promotion of the quality of life. He also advocated gender equality.

He is the initiator of the project Police in the Community and Farewell to Arms as important preconditions for a safer life. As vice-chairman of the parliament’s Committee for Internal affairs and National Security he insisted on the civilian monitoring of secret services and the protection of citizens’ privacy.
Social Democratic Party’s chairwoman of the parliament’s Committee for Family, Youth and Sports, Milanka OpacicJosip Leko agrees Pancic is the disputable one, not Milanovic. - Any dissatisfaction within the party needs to be stated before the Main Committee. I am not being manipulated by anyone – Leko concluded.Nenad Stazic is a professor of philosophy and comparative literature. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He was a member of parliament. Before his political career, he was a reporter and editor at the Croatian Radio. He was an MP for the SDP and a member of the electoral headquarters for the 7th electoral unit.

He is married and the father of one. He wrote five theatre plays.
Zlatko Komadina graduated as a mechanical engineer in Rijeka. He is Primorje-Gorski Kotar County prefect in his second term. He is vice-presidnet of the SDP Croatia. He is married and the father of two.

One a successful basketball player, the past twenty years he specialised in politics. He has been a member of the SDP since its establishment. He was a member of the former Upper House. He was the first president of the Croatian Association of Counties, active in connecting Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with regions in Italy. He took part in many activities of the Centre for Working and Production Activities of the Disabled in Rijeka.

He is a member of the Croatian Chamber of Engineers and Architects. He was a long-term member of the Kantrida basketball club, member of the board and vice-president of the “Kvarner osiguranje” basketball club. Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi bestowed upon him the Order of the Star of Solidarity and the honorary title of Commendatore.
Slavko LinicRanko Ostojic was born in 1962 in Split where he graduated from the Faculty of Law. He was educated in Norway and the United States. As an employee of the International Red Cross, in 1996 and 1997 he worked in Knin and from 1997 to 2000 as commissioner of the Split City’s Administrative Resources Management Department.

In 2000 he became Split police commissioner until 2001 when he became police director until 2004. From 2005 to August 1, 2007 he was a member of the “Slobodna Dalmacija d.d.” company board and since then has worked as the director of investments and construction of the Slobodna Dalmacija complex in Dugopolje.

He is a Croatian Homeland War volunteer and received state honours for it. He was a member of the SDP from 1990 to 1992 and then again from 2004. From 1990 to 1992 he was a Split city councillor. He is a long-term member of the Croatian Scouts Alliance. He plays water polo and skies. He is married and the father of two.
Ingrid Anticevic-Marinovic is an attorney. She was a member of parliament and chairwoman of the parliament’s Committee for Legislature. She was minister of justice, administration and local self-government in the coalition government. She is the president of the SDP’s Zadar City chapter. She is married and the mother of one.

She is a member of the National Council for the Fight Against Corruption and of the State Attorney Council. She was awarded by the Public Notary Chamber for the promotion of the work of public notaries.
Marin Jurjevic is a political scientist and professor at the Faculty or Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding in Zagreb. He is a member of the parliament’s delegation at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and West European Union Assembly.

He is the president of SDP in Split and member of the SDP’s chief committee of Croatia. He is married and has two children. He published some two dozen scientific and expert papers. In 1984 he visited the Colegio de Mejico in Mexico as a guest researcher. He was SDP’s member of parliament. He has been a member of the SDP since its establishment.
Ivo Jelusic is a graduate political scientist. He is Deputy Zagreb Mayor. He is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and deputy president of Zagreb’s SDP. He is married and the father of two. From 1994 to 2005 he was an entrepreneur, one of the founders and directors of the TIM ZIP d.o.o. company. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Zagreb City Assembly alderman. He was president of the city assembly’s Election and Nomination Committee, president of the Coordination for Human Rights, president of the Zagreb Fair steering committee. He has been a member of the SDP since 1990.Zoran Vinkovic is a mechanical engineer. He was born in 1966 in Djakovo. He is the mayor of Djakovo. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Slavonski Brod. He was elected Djakovo mayor twice and he believes he will get the third stint. He is president of the Djakovo SDP chapter and member of the Osijek-Baranja County’s SDP County Committee.

He is married and lives in Djakovo. He has meen a member of the SDP since 1990. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the Djakovo City Council. In 2001 elections he carried the SDP’s list of candidates and in 2005 elections he carried the SDP-HNS-HSS coalition list. After losing his job in the Djakovo Food and Agriculture Coop, he earned a living as a debt collector and a pool guard at the city pool. He was also the head of maintenance at the Djakovo water management company and Croatian Electrical Company.
Dragica Zgrebec graduated from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb. She was an MP and president of the SDP’s Agriculture and Fishery Council. She was a member of parliament from 1995 to 2007. From 2000 to 2003 she was president and from 2003 to 2007 vice-president of the parliament’s Committee for Economy, Development and Reconstruction. She was the director of Cakovecki mlinovi company and chairwoman of the Agromedjimurje company management board.Branko Grcic is a professor of economy. He is the vice-dean for development and new products at the Faculty of Economy in Split. He earned his doctorate in economy. The past two years he lead a group for negotiations with the EU. He is a member of the SDP’s chief committee and Economy Council.

He is married with two children. In his 20-year career he achieved significant professional results and secured his family financial security. At the age of 40 he became regular professor, published more than 60 papers in the country and abroad, led and participated in the drafting of several dozens of studies relating to regional and local development and the development of entrepreneurship.
Biserka Vranic is an administrative officer and the mayor of Ozalj in the second mandate. She is president of Ozalj SDP, member of the SDP Croatia’s chief committee. From 1995 to 2001 she worked at the Karlovac County’s commission of the Alliance of Independent Unions of Croatia (SSSH).

She was nominated SSSH commissioner for Ozalj and Zakanje. She has been a member of the SDP since 1997. She was a member of the Ozalj City Assembly from 1997 to 2001. In 1999 she was elected president of the city’s SDP chapter and re-elected in 2001 and 2005. She is a member of the Committee for Local Self-Government at the Council of Europe.
Nadica Jelas is a graduate economist. She is the head of the analysis, statistics and credit standing at the Financial Agency in Cakovec. She graduated from the Faculty of Organisation and Computer Science in Varazdin. From 1995 to 1998 she was assistant director of the Cakovec’s Financial Agency. She is vice-president of the Medjimurje region’s SDP chapter, president of the county’s SDP’s Social Democratic Women’s Forum. She is a widow and the mother of two.

As vice-president of the Medjimurje Association of Economists, she promoted the significance of the profession. 
Mirela Holy was born in 1971 in Zagreb. She graduated in ethnology and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy. She earned her doctor’s degree in humanistic sciences.

From 2000 to 2005 she worked at the Environment Protection Ministry as head of public relations and then PR office chief. She is a member of the SDP’s executive committee and secretary of the Programme Council, as well as head of the Eco-Forum.
Zdravko Ronko is an economist. He is Pozega-Slavonia County prefect, the mayor of Pozega and president of the county’s SDP.

For more than five years he worked at the Tax Administration as revenue inspector. From 1991 to 1994 he was revenue inspection manager and then he founded a company for business services and tax advice.

He is a long-time union activist, a member of a number of local and regional bodies of the unions of administration, judiciary and financial organisations.
Vlatko Podnar is a forestry engineer. He was born in 1961 in Orahovica. He was manager of the Forest Management Department in USP Nasice. He graduated from the Faculty of Forestry in Zagreb. From 2001 to 2004 he was head of USP Nasice. He is vice-president of the SDP’s Virovitica-Podravina County Committee and a county assembly member.

He worked as manager, a forest ranger, expert associate, production manager, head of the forest management department. 
Marina Lovric is a traffic engineer. She is Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect. She graduated from the Faculty of Traffic Sciences in Zagreb. She is president of the Sisak-Moslavina County SDP chapter and member of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She is the mother of one.

For 15 years she was a successful director of the “Cazmatrans” company  in Sisak. As vice-president of the Association of Business People she analyses the economy as a whole and as certain branches. She is a member of the Women’s Forum of SDP Croatia.

At local elections in May 2005, she carried the list of candidates of five parties of the “Heart for Changes” coalition and became county prefect. In autumn 2005 she was unanimously voted president of the SDP’s county chapter for the second time.
Tatjana Simac-Bonacic is a doctor of dentistry, specialised in paedodentistry  at the polyclinic of dentistry in Dubrovnik. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb. She is president of the SDP’s city committee of Dubrovnik, is a member of the SDP’s county chapter’s executive committee. She is married with two children.

The authored and co-authored several expert papers, takes active part in home and international expert congresses, symposiums and seminars.
Mario Habek is a natural sciences and mathematics technician who works in his own company. He is a member of the city assembly of Ivanec. He is a member of the SDP’s steering board in Varazdin County. He is a member of the Ivanec Tourist Board Council. He is president of the LET club from Ivanec. He is multiple Croatian champion in paragliding and a member of the national team.Marija Lugaric was born in 1978 in Zagreb where she graduated from the Teachers’ Academy. She is a post-graduate student of “Modern Primary School”. She was an MP from  2000. She is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and president of the SDP’s Youth Forum Chief Committee.Dino Kozlevac is a safety engineer. He is the fire-fighting commander of Istria County. He graduated from the Faculty for Safety in Zagreb. He is president of the SDP of Istria County. He is married and the father of two. He had a number of social and political functions in the county. He actively participated in the creation and organisation of fire-fighting and the system of protection and rescue of people and property in Istria County and Croatia.Ante Kotromanovic is a retired Croatian Army officer. He is a member of the “Urbaniko” company management board. He is an undergraduate at the Faculty of Political Sciences. He graduated from the “Blago Zadro” command and headquarters school and the “Ban Josip Jelacic” army school. From 1996 to 2000 he was the commanding officer of the 4th Guard Brigade and from 2000 to 2002 4th Corps chief-of-staff.

He is the president of the SDP’s Homeland War veterans’ council. He is the father of one. He had high functions in the Croatian Army during the Homeland War and after. He received highest state honours for valour and courage.
Zeljko Jovanovic is a medical doctor and is a master of Science in Economy. He was the market development director of a pharmaceutical company. He earned his doctors degree at the Faculty of Medicine and his M.Sc. at the Faculty of Economy in Rijeka. He is vice-president of the Rijeka City Council, a member of the SDP’s steering board in Rijeka, vice-president of the SDP’s Health Council of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. He is married and the father of two.

He was president of the alliance of students of the Faculty of Medicine, vice-rector of the Rijeka University and member of parliament. He has been a Rijeka alderman since 1993. He worked as a teacher of biology and chemistry, an emergency medical service doctor and as doctor in the Croatian Army. He gained professional training abroad (INSTEAD, London Business School). He initiated the project of prevention of cardiovascular diseases “School of Healthy Dieting”.
Zvonimir Mrsic was born in 1966 in Koprivnica. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. From 1990 to 1998 he was director of the PR Service at Podravka company. In 2000 he was head of public relations and protocol of the City of Zagreb and then director of Podravka’s public relations with investors. Since 2001 he has been the mayor of Koprivnica and since 2003 a member of parliament.Biljana Borzan is a doctor. She was born in 1971 in Osijek. She works at the Osijek Clinic and is currently undergoing specialisation of Work and Sports Medicine. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb.

From 2001 she was councillor at the Osijek City Council and City Council president in the second part of the last mandate. At local elections in 2005 she carried the SDP-HSS coalition list of candidates for the City of Osijek.

She has been a member of the SDP since 1999. In late 2005 she was elected president of the Osijek City chapter of SDP. She is vice-president of the SDP’s Chief Committee.
Gordana Sobol is a professor psychologist. She was a member of parliament. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Rijeka. She is married and the mother of one. She was a member of the first presidency of the SDP, SDP’s Secretary-General and president of the SDP’s Chief Committee. She was an MP for two mandates.

She was chairwoman of the parliament’s Gender Equality Committee. She achieved excellent cooperation with nongovernmental associations, especially in the area of women’s and human rights. She is the president of the “Korak” association’s council, which cares for victims of domestic violence in its shelter. She is a member of the “Mobbing” association and president of the “Agram” women’s soccer club.
Tanja Vrbat is a master of political sciences. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Trieste. She is attending the doctors study of public law and public administration at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is a member of the SDP’s International Relations Council. She is vice-president of the socialist international of youth (IUSY).

She is a member of the SDP’s City Council in Umag and was also the president of that organisation. She was the international secretary of the SDP’s Youth Forum and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Youth Forum. She is active in the field of international cooperation. Apart from international cooperation, she is also active in comparative public and constitutional law.
Brankica Crljenko is a social worker. She is the director of the Social Welfare Centre in Sibenik. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is deputy president of the SDP’s city organisation in Sibenik. She is married and the mother of two.

She participated in many seminars and symposiums on social reactions to the abuse and neglect of children and the legal protection of abused children.
Mirjana Feric-vac was born in 1946 in Slavonski Brod. She is a professor of English and German language and literature. She worked as a professor in a high school in Offenbach and took part in many educational programmes for immigrants in Germany. After she returned to Croatia she became a member of the SDP and party vice-president.

She is one of the founders of the Social Democratic Women’s Forum and has been its president since 2002. She is a member of the SDP’s Chief Committee and was elected vice-president of the Socialist International of Women in 2002. She is a member of the Socialist International Presidency.
Boris Sprem was born in 1956 in Koprivnicki Bregi. In 1980 he graduated from the Zagreb faculty of Law. He was the Croatian President’s chief-of-staff. He was an alderman at the Zagreb City Assembly and member of the SDP’s Chief Committee in the second mandate.Dragutin Bodakos is a doctor of veterinary medicine. He was born in 1946 and lives in Osijek. He is the head of the Veterinary Service for Slavonia and Baranja at Medical Intertrade d.o.o. company. He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary, specialised in the United States and gained a doctor’s degree of veterinary science.

He is a member of the Osijek City Committee’s Steering Board, secretary of SDP’sRegional Council for Agriculture in Slavonia and Baranja since 2006. He lectured at the Mostar Faculty of Agronomy and Osijek’s Food Technology Faculty. He is a member of the Croatian Veterinary Chamber and of the National Commission for the Prevention of Trichinelosis.
Vesna Skulic was born on October 1, 1961 in Zadar. She graduated from the Administration and Judiciary Centre in Zagreb. She is an administrative officer.Mirando Mrsic is a general practice specialist, haematology sub-specialist, assistant professor at the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine. He is head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Zagreb Clinical Hospital Haematology Institute. He gained his doctor’s degree at the Zagreb Faculty of Medicine.

From 2000 through 2004 he was assistant director of the clinical hospital for medicine. From 2005 he was member of the Zagreb City Assembly and president of the Zagreb City Assembly’s Health Committee. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Croatian Medical Chamber Assembly and member of the Croatian medical Chamber’s Commission for Hospitals.
He is a member of the SDP’s Health Council. He is married.

He is the medical director and one of the founders of the “Ana Rukavina” foundation. He is the medical director of the Croatian Association of Leukaemia and Lymphoma and a member of the Croatian Association for Rare Diseases Presidency. He is also a guest professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As organisational secretary he took part in the organisation of the 1st and 2nd Croatian Congress of Haematologists and Transfusiologists. He also organised five seminars “New Trends in the Treatment of Acute Leukaemia” and the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Congress in 2007, dubbed East and West Together. He is taking part in the work of the Scientific Project of the Science, Education and Sports Ministry: “Transplantation of Haematopoetic Stem Cells” and has published 51 papers.