Second President of Croatia, serving from 2000 to 2010. He was notably the last President of Yugoslavia before Yugoslavia dissolved.
He studied law at the University of Zagreb before being appointed a municipal judge and becoming the mayor of Orahovica and a member of the Parliament of SR Croatia.
He had previously served as Speaker of the Croatian Parliament and Prime Minister of Croatia.
He married in 1961 and had two children.
Like Kim Campbell of Canada, he has served as his country's Prime Minister.