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Jadranka Kosor: Prime Minister, Croatia, 2009-2011

Jadranka Kosor is the former Prime Minister of Croatia. She took office on July 6, 2009, after the resignation of Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, and she served until December 2011. She was Croatia's first female Prime Minister since independence. Kosor was the Vice-President of the HDZ party between 1995 and 1997, and from 2002 up to 2009, when she became the President of the party again. In 2003, she became the Minister in the Croatian Department for Family, Veterans and Inter-generational Solidarity in the Croatian Government of Ivo Sanader. In July 2009, she took over as the head of the Croatian Democratic Union following the resignation of Ivo Sanader. Prior to her work in politics, she worked as a journalist for Večernji list, Radio Zagreb, and briefly for the BBC. Kosor has published four books, two of poetry and two related to the Croatian War of Independence. 

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