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Nikola Špirić
Никола Шпирић

Incumbent
Assumed office 
11 January 2007
President Nebojša Radmanović
Željko Komšić
Haris Silajdžić
Nebojša Radmanović
Željko Komšić
Preceded by Adnan Terzić

Born 4 September 1956 (1956-09-04) (age 53)
Drvar, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Political party Alliance of Independent Social Democrats

Dr. Nikola Špirić (Serbian: Никола Шпирић) (born September 4, 1956 in Drvar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian Serb politician and is the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina elected on 4 January 2007. On 1 November 2007 he resigned and dismissed the Cabinet. After the crisis was resolved, he was renominated for the Chairman's post on 10 December 2007,[1] confirmed by the presidency on 27 December 2007 and by parliament on 28 December 2007.[2].

He completed elementary education in Drvar, high school in Sarajevo, and his undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Sarajevo. He holds a Ph.D. in economics. His doctoral thesis was in monetary and public finance.

Špirić has been an economics professor at the University of Banja Luka since 1992. He held a number of governmental positions including a 4-year term as a representative at the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was Chairman of the House of Peoples in 2002-2003 and Chairman of the House of Representatives in 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.

On November 1, 2007, Špirić tendered his resignation in protest of parliamentary reforms imposed by High Representative Miroslav Lajčák. Špirić felt that the reforms will reduce the influence of Bosnia's Serb population. The resignation was deemed by some to be the country's most serious crisis since the end of the Bosnian War.[3]

References

  1. ^ Girodivite: Centro Studi Europa dell'Est - news del 10.12.2007 - powered by www.seenews.com
  2. ^ Javno - World
  3. ^ BBC NEWS | Europe | Bosnian PM resigns over reforms
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