Dražen Budiša

Dražen Budiša
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Member of Parliament
In office
7 September 1992 - 23 December 2003
2nd Leader of the Opposition
In office
12 August 1992 - 27 January 2000
Prime MinisterHrvoje Šarinić (1992-1993)
Nikica Valentić (1993-1995)
Zlatko Mateša (1995-2000)
Preceded byvacant (National unity government)
Succeeded byVladimir Å eks (Acting)
President of the
Croatian Social Liberal Party
In office
2 February 2002 - 7 December 2003
Preceded byJozo Radoš (Acting)
Succeeded byIvan Čehok (Acting)
In office
November 1997 - 11 July 2001
Preceded byVlado Gotovac
Succeeded byJozo Radoš (Acting)
In office
1990 - February 1996
Preceded bySlavko Goldstein
Succeeded byVlado Gotovac
Personal details
Born(1948-07-25) 25 July 1948 (age 69)
Drniš, Yugoslavia


Dražen Budiša (given birth to 25 July 1948) is a retired Croatian politician who utilized to end up being leading opposition number in the 1990s and a two-time presidential applicant. As leader from the Croatian Sociable Liberal Party through the 1990s he continues to be to day the only Innovator from the Opposition no to have already been from either the Croatian Democratic Union or Sociable Democratic Party.

During Yugoslavia

Budiša was created in Drniš, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He was among the radical college student leaders through the Croatian Springtime in the 1970s. For his actions he was later on delivered to Lepoglava jail by Communist regulators. Before the appearance of democracy he worked well like a librarian. In 1989 he was among the founders of Croatian Sociable Liberal Party and later on its leader. Through the 1990 elections his party became a member of Coalition of People's Accord and fared terribly, including Budiša who didn't win a chair.

As leader of opposition

In August 1991, through the war, Budiša became a minister in war-time cupboard of Franjo Gregurić. In Feb 1992, he was the initial ministers to break rates, being against the constitutional laws and regulations guaranteeing politics autonomy of cultural Serbs in trade because of their formal acknowledgement of Croatian sovereignty. He announced his decision to resign during televised program from the Croatian Parliament, and therefore became rallying stage for most Croatians dissatisfied using the guidelines of Franjo Tuđguy.Although he lost the presidential election of 1992 to Tuđman, he confirmed his position of opposition leader, beating a great many other, presumably even more charismatic leaders like Savka Dabčević-Kučar and Dobroslav Paraga. His HSLS party also fared fairly well at those elections and later on had better still results couple of months down the road Chamber of Counties, local and regional elections, when HSLS reached its zenith.In 1995, the united opposition received regional elections for Zagreb and HSLS suggested a mayor. Nevertheless, Franjo Tuđguy abused his capabilities - beginning the Zagreb Problems - and clogged four HSLS mayors recommended, including Budiša.This rise of HSLS became short-lived. Within the 1995 parliamentary elections a lot of its voters turned to rejuvenated Sociable Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) and a centrist coalition. Still, HSLS continued to be the most powerful opposition party in the low house from the parliament. 2 yrs afterwards, the dissipation continuing on regional elections. Budiša reacted by floating programs for coalition federal government with Tuđman's Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), expecting to attract their voters. This resulted in a divide with Vladimir Gotovac and creation of Liberal Party who compared the HDZ's correct politics.

Coalition with SDP and the new government

From then on Budiša finally realised that the only path to get force lies in a wide coalition of most opposition parties, including SDP. He and Ivica Račan agreed upon the coalition contract in 1998 and convincingly earned on the 2000 parliamentary election.This triumph was marred by Budiša losing to Stjepan Mesić for the presidential elections held fourteen days later. Budiša, who attempted to woo supporters of Franjo Tuđguy through the second circular, was embittered by this beat and this resulted in his party turning significantly right-wing and afterwards squabbles along with his federal government coalition companions. This resulted with him resigning through the post of leader of HSLS on 12 July 2001 over dispute with SDP about whether to send out Croatian generals to ICTY. Jozo Radoš was selected to act rather than him.Budiša was resentful of experiencing zero post in the brand new authorities and publicly pressured Račan to dismiss Goran Granić, the deputy primary minister and HSLS party member to be able to place Budiša at that placement, of which he continued to be for only a short while.Among the points which Budiša clashed with Mesić (and later on Račan) was assistance with ICTY. All of this escalated in 2002 when Budiša and his party remaining the government within an unsuccessful bet to force fresh elections. The best result was another fragmentation of his party and the forming of the Party of Liberal Democrats who backed the government.

Fall from politics

Back opposition, Budiša first quit his party, and dramatically returned a yr later - that was regarded as a staged event - and tried to come back to power simply by forming a centre-right bloc alongside the fresh Democratic Centre of Mate Granić. On 2003 parliamentary elections, this bloc fared terribly, winning just three chairs, with neither for both party market leaders. Although those three chairs later proved important in assisting Ivo Sanader to create a parliamentary bulk, Budiša, like Granić, got responsibility for the catastrophe and on 17 Dec 2003 resigned party management. In '09 2009 after Darinko Kosor became the HSLS chief executive, Budiša made a brief return to politics and in the 2011 parliamentary elections he led the HSLS election list as number 1 in the IX. electoral area however in the elections HSLS didn't have the ability to earn any chairs in the parliament for the very first time In Croatian parliamentary background. Immediately after he remaining the party and retired from politics.