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Mate Granić
Mate Granić
(born 19 September 1947) is a Croatian diplomat and politician who was part of the Croatian Government
Croatian Government
in much of the 1990s. Granić was born in Baška Voda
Baška Voda
in Dalmatia
Dalmatia
(then PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia). He graduated from a gymnasium in Split and the medical faculty of the University of Zagreb
University of Zagreb
to become a doctor by profession. Mate Granić
Mate Granić
served as the foreign minister of Croatia
Croatia
from 1993 until 2000. He was a member of the Croatian Democratic Union
Croatian Democratic Union
(HDZ) and a close associate of Franjo Tuđman. As foreign minister, Granić helped negotiate a peace treaty between Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia
Serbia
and he visited Serbia
Serbia
in 1996. Granić was considered to be a leader of HDZ moderates. His objective as foreign minister was to justify Croatian policies towards Bosnia and Krajina and protecting Croatia
Croatia
from UN sanctions. He did that successfully, which combined with his mild nature made him one of the most popular HDZ politicians. His general popularity made him a natural choice for party's presidential candidate after the Tuđman's death. In January 2000, Granić entered the presidential election, but was eliminated in the first round, coming in third place with 22.5% of the vote. He was not a great campaigner nor a natural populist, which probably led to his crushing defeat. When a new cabinet took office later that month, now with the HDZ without the presidency or control of the Parliament, Granić lost his post as foreign minister. Afterwards, Granić's led a splinter faction of HDZ to form the Democratic Centre (Demokratski Centar). Granić believed that HDZ will be completely overtaken by radicals led by Ivić Pašalić, former Tuđman's interior politics consultant, and that's why he founded a new party. However, not all moderates followed Granić, and in 2002 they finally won a bitter inner-party struggle with far right. Granić's former protégé Ivo Sanader
Ivo Sanader
became party's leader, and all that made DC politically indistinct from HDZ. As a result, the party barely survived 2003 elections, securing only one parliamentary seat, for Vesna Škare-Ožbolt
Vesna Škare-Ožbolt
who later became the Minister of Justice in Sanader's government. Granić left DC and seemingly retired from public life after the election. In 2004 he founded a consulting company called MAGRA Ltd. in Zagreb. In 2005, he became a special advisor to the presidency of the Croatian Party of Rights
Croatian Party of Rights
(HSP). In the 2007 parliamentary election he headed the HSP election list in the 3rd election unit. The list failed to attain a seat in the Parliament. Granić is married with three children. His brother Goran Granić is a prominent Croatian politician, but unlike Mate, Goran is a liberal. References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Biography[permanent dead link] at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Croatian)

Political offices

Preceded by Zdenko Škrabalo Minister of Foreign Affairs 1993–2000 Succeeded by Tonino Picula

Party political offices

Preceded by Office created 000President of the Democratic Centre000 2000–2003 Succeeded by Vesna Škare-Ožbolt

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Foreign Ministers of Croatia

Zdravko Mršić (1990) Frane Vinko Golem (1990–91) Davorin Rudolf (1991) Zvonimir Šeparović (1991–92) Zdenko Škrabalo (1992–93) Mate Granić
Mate Granić
(1993–2000) Tonino Picula
Tonino Picula
(2000–03) Miomir Žužul (2003–05) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
(2005–08) Gordan Jandroković
Gordan Jandroković
(2008–11) Vesna Pusić
Vesna Pusić
(2011–16) Miro Kovač
Miro Kovač
(2016) Davor Ivo Stier
Davor Ivo Stier
(2016–17) Marija Pejčinović Burić
Marija Pejčinović Burić
(2017-)

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Deputy Prime Ministers of Croatia

1st government

Bernardo Jurlina Mate Babić Milan Ramljak

2nd government

Bernardo Jurlina Franjo Gregurić Mate Babić Milan Ramljak

3rd government

Mate Granić Milan Ramljak Zdravko Tomac Jurica Pavelić

4th government

Darko Čargonja Mate Granić Ivan Milas Mladen Vedriš Vladimir Šeks

5th government

Bosiljko Mišetić Ivica Kostović Jure Radić Mate Granić Borislav Škegro Vladimir Šeks

6th government

Ljerka Mintas-Hodak Ivica Kostović Jure Radić Mate Granić Milan Ramljak Borislav Škegro

7th government

Željka Antunović Slavko Linić Goran Granić Dražen Budiša

8th government

Željka Antunović Goran Granić Ante Simonić Slavko Linić

9th government

Jadranka Kosor Damir Polančec Andrija Hebrang

10th government

Đurđa Adlešič Jadranka Kosor Slobodan Uzelac Damir Polančec

11th government

Đurđa Adlešič Slobodan Uzelac Ivan Šuker Darko Milinović Božidar Pankretić

12th government

Radimir Čačić Vesna Pusić Milanka Opačić Neven Mimica Branko Grčić

13th government

Tomislav Karamarko Božo Petrov

14th government

Davor Ivo Stier Damir Krstičević Martina Dalić Ivan Kovačić Predrag Štromar Marija Pejčinović Burić

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