Tomislav Karamarko

Tomislav Karamarko (Croatian pronunciation: [tǒmislaʋ karamǎːrko]; born 25 May 1959) is a Croatian politician who served as First Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia from January to June 2016. He served in the Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor as Minister of the Interior from 2008 to 2011.

Croatian politician

Tomislav Karamarko
First Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia
In office
22 January 2016  15 June 2016
Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković
Preceded by Vesna Pusić
Succeeded by Davor Ivo Stier
Leader of the Opposition
In office
21 May 2012  22 January 2016
Prime Minister Zoran Milanović
Preceded by Jadranka Kosor
Succeeded by Zoran Milanović
Minister of the Interior
In office
10 October 2008  23 December 2011
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader
Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by Berislav Rončević
Succeeded by Ranko Ostojić
Member of the Croatian Parliament for the 3rd electoral district
In office
22 December 2011  22 January 2016
President of the Croatian Democratic Union
In office
21 May 2012  21 June 2016
Deputy Drago Prgomet
Milijan Brkić
Preceded by Jadranka Kosor
Succeeded by Andrej Plenković
Personal details
Born (1959-05-25) 25 May 1959 (age 62)
Zadar, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Political party Croatian Democratic Union(1989–present)
Other political
Patriotic Coalition(2015)
Enisa Muftić

(m. 19932011)

Ana Šarić

(m. 2015)

Children 3
Alma mater University of Zagreb
Website Official website

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Karamarko joined the Croatian Democratic Union in 1989 and in June 1991 he was named Chief of Cabinet of Josip Manolić, Prime Minister of Croatia. He continued to serve as Chief of Cabinet for Manolić’s successor, Franjo Gregurić until September 1992 when he became Chief of Cabinet of the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Stjepan Mesić. A year later he became Director of the Zagreb Police Administration and in 1996 he was named Assistant Interior Minister. In 1998 he also became secretary of the Croatian Automobile Club.

During the 2000 presidential election he headed Stjepan Mesić‘s election campaign. Mesić won the election and later named Karamarko as his national security advisor and head of the National Security Office. In 2002 Karamarko was appointed director of the Counterintelligence Agency (POA) and in 2006 he was named director of the Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA).

In October 2008 Prime Minister Ivo Sanader named him Minister of the Interior and he remained in that post until December 2011 when HDZ was defeated in the 2011 general election. He acted as an independent minister until September 2011, when he joined HDZ for the second time.[clarification needed] In May 2012 he won the party election and became the fourth president of HDZ, succeeding former Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor.

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