Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jadranka Kosor

Jadranka Kosor (born July 1, 1953) is a Croatian politician and former journalist. She was the Prime Minister of Croatia, having taken office on July 6, 2009, following the sudden resignation of her predecessor Ivo Sanader. She was Croatia's first female Prime Minister since independence. She was Croatian Democratic Union's representative in the Croatian presidential election, 2005 and the Croatian parliamentary election, 2011.

Early Life
Jadranka Kosor was born in Lipik and finished her primary education in Pakrac. She studied in Zagreb, where she graduated in law and began working as a journalist from 1972 as a correspondent for Večernji list and Radio Zagreb. In 1971, her book of poetry Koraci was published by the Pakrac branch of Matica hrvatska. During the Croatian War of Independence, she worked as a radio-journalist and her show covered war topics such as refugee problems and disabled war veterans. She also worked briefly as a correspondent for the BBC during this time. She has won awards from the Croatian Journalist Association for her work, as well as from the European Community for her humanitarian work.

Kosor has published four books, two of poetry and two related to the Croatian War of Independence. She has a son, Lovro.

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