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Živko Budimir

Politician

Živko Budimir (20 November 1962) is a Bosnian politician serving as President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two autonomous entities that compose Bosnia and Herzegovina. Budimir become President of the Federation after political crisis after the general election held in October 2010. Political parties were unable to form a government. In March 2011, Social Democratic Party, Party of Democratic Action, Croatian Party of Rights and People's Party Work for Betterment formed a coalition named the Platform (Platforma) in which Budimir was elected President of the Federation. Budimir was previously Colonel General in the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (VFBiH) and Major General in the Croatian Army (HV). Živko Budimir was born in Vir near Posušje in Herzegovina. He attended Aeronautical-Technical Military College in Rajlovac near Sarajevo from where he graduated in 1981. After that, he attended the War College of Armed Forces of Republic of Croatia "Ban Josip Jelačić", and graduated in 2000. He became a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia in 1979 and left the party in 1984 as a member of the Yugoslav People's Army. He left the  ( Wikipedia article )

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