The Cabinet of Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor was announced on 6 July 2009.1 It was the 11th cabinet of Croatia, and its term ended on 23 December 2011. The cabinet came into existence after Prime Minister Ivo Sanader abruptly resigned on 1 July 2009 and named Kosor as his successor.2 It was succeeded by the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović following the centre-left Kukuriku coalition's success in the 2011 parliamentary elections.
The cabinet represented parties from the ruling coalition formed following the 2007 parliamentary elections:
- Božidar Pankretić, the former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development switched posts with Petar Čobanković, the former Minister of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management.
- Tomislav Ivić was appointed new Minister of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity, to fill in the vacant seat after former minister Jadranka Kosor became Prime Minister.
- Bianca Matković was appointed Minister without portfolio.
- New Ministry for Public Administration was formed, with Davorin Mlakar appointed minister.
- Former Minister of Science, Education and Sports Dragan Primorac, who also stepped down the day after Sanader's resignation, was replaced by Radovan Fuchs only days before the Kosor cabinet was officially announced.
- Although initially retained as Minister of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Damir Polančec resigned three months later on 30 October 20093 and was replaced by Đuro Popijač in November.
- Bianca Matković, who was appointed Minister without portfolio in Kosor's cabinet, was relieved from her post in March 2010. Since no one was appointed to replace her, her post was also terminated.
- In May 2010 Ivan Šimonović was appointed United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.4 Following the appointment, Šimonović was replaced by Dražen Bošnjaković on 7 July 2010.5 Bošnjaković previously held the post of state secretary with the Ministry of Justice.
- In July 2010 the Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) decided to leave the ruling coalition. As a result of this, Đurđa Adlešič stepped down from her post of Deputy Prime Minister.
- In December 2010 the government underwent a major reconstruction, which came into effect after the new appointments were approved in a parliament session held on 29 December:6
List of ministers and portfolios
- Some periods in the table below start before 6 July 2009 because the minister also served in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader II (12 January 2008 – 6 July 2009) and Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I (23 December 2003 – 12 January 2008).
- As of December 20107
the cabinet has six Deputy Prime Ministers: for Domagoj Ivan Milošević and Slobodan Uzelac these are their only posts in the cabinet, while Darko Milinović, Božidar Pankretić, Petar Čobanković and Gordan Jandroković serve as both Deputy Prime Ministers and ministers of their respective portfolios.
- In the following table former members of the cabinet are listed in italic script and current Deputy Prime Ministers are indicated by "(d)".
- nb 1. ^ Đuro Popijač was originally appointed as a non-party minister in November 2009, but then joined HDZ while in office in August 2010.8
- nb 2. ^ Tomislav Karamarko was originally appointed as a non-party minister in October 2008, but then joined HDZ while in office in September 2011.9
Standing in opinion polls
Cabinet's approval ratings
|27 February 201010
||After dealing with corruption and Sanader
|30 June 201011
||Labour Union referendum
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Approval ratings of the government (IpsosPuls Feb 2010-Feb 2011)
- ^ Dimitrijević Hrnjkaš, Katarina (6 July 2009). "Kosor: Oporavak gospodarstva i nastavak pregovora s EU prioriteti nove vlade" (in Croatian). Vjesnik. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- ^ Nezirović, Vanja (1 July 2009). "Sanader dao ostavku na mjesto premijera i predsjednika stranke" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- ^ Šupe, Tea (30 October 2009). "Damir Polančec podnio ostavku" (in Croatian). Javno.hr. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- ^ "Secretary-General Appoints Ivan Šimonovic of Croatia Assistant Secretary-General in New York Human Rights Office" (Press release). United Nations. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- ^ Malenica, Anita (7 July 2010). "Dražen Bošnjaković postao novi ministar pravosuđa". Večernji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 7 July 2010.
- ^ "Parliament approves new ministers and deputy prime ministers". Government of Croatia. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
- ^ "About Croatian Government" (in English). Government of the Republic of Croatia. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- ^ "Ministar Đuro Popijač od danas član vladajućeg HDZ-a" (in Croatian). Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
- ^ "Kosor: Dođite u moj stan i popišite sve moje slike i tepihe!" (in Croatian). Dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
- ^ U ovom trenutku Kosor se 'dobro prodaje', Nova TV
- ^ Pesimizam i nepovjerenje: Kosor snažno gubi popularnost!, Nova TV
- ^ Može li gore - pesimizam Hrvata na vrhuncu!, Nova TV
- ^ Kosoričina Vlada 30 posto popularnija od Sanaderove, tportal.hr
- ^ Vladin rejting nikad lošiji – podržava je samo 13,7% građana, Večernji list