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Raif Dizdarević

Raif Dizdarević
11th President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1988 – 15 May 1989
Prime Minister Branko Mikulić
Ante Marković
Preceded by Lazar Mojsov
Succeeded by Janez Drnovšek
2nd President of the Presidency of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
April 1978 – April 1982
Prime Minister Milanko Renovica
Preceded by Ratomir Dugonjić
Succeeded by Branko Mikulić
Personal details
Born (1926-12-09) 9 December 1926
Fojnica, Drina Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political party Our Party (2009-present)[1]
League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ) (1943-1991)

Raif Dizdarević (born 9 December 1926)[2] is a former Bosniak politician. Dizdarević was born in Fojnica. During World War II, he participated in the armed resistance in the Partisans.

After the war, as a member of the Communist Party and collaborator of Josip Broz Tito, he was elevated into high political functions. From 1945 he was a member of the Department of State Security.


  • diplomat, serving on embassies in Bulgaria (1951–1954), the Soviet Union (1956–1959), and Czechoslovakia (1963–1967)
  • 1978–82: Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1982–83: Chairman of Federal Assembly
  • 1984–88: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia
  • 1988–89: Chairman of the Collective Presidency of Yugoslavia. During his time as head of state, Yugoslavia had a foreign debt of over $21 billion USD and an annual inflation rate of 217 percent.[3] In March 1989 Dizdarević had to cancel a foreign trip to Brazil, Uruguay and Senegal amid unrest in the Albanian-majority province of Kosovo.[4]


Dizdarević, who tried to keep the Yugoslav federation together, lost his political influence with the start of the Yugoslav wars. Later he lived in Sarajevo and published his memoirs. His son Predrag lives in the United States, while his daughter Jasminka lives in Belgrade, Serbia.[5]


  1. ^ B. Bajić za "Nacional": Dodik bi mogao postati Milan Martić bosanskih Srba
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Yugoslavia's President Says Crisis Harms the Country's Reputation
  4. ^ Yugoslav crisis hits president's foreign tour. The Glasgow Herald - 11 March 1989.
  5. ^ Znameniti Fojničani: Raif Dizdarević

External links

  • Short biography
  • Hronika naslućene smrti, review of Dizdarević's book of memoirs (Serbian)
Political offices
Preceded by
Lazar Mojsov
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
15 May 1988 – 15 May 1989
Succeeded by
Janez Drnovšek
Preceded by
Ratomir Dugonjić
President of the Presidency of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
April 1978 - April 1982
Succeeded by
Branko Mikulić
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