After Crnoja, the 6 Shortest Ministerial Careers in Croatia. Who is Next?

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Mijo Crnoja’s six days as a minister is the shortest ministerial career in Croatia’s history, but there are several others who lasted less than a month. And your chance to vote on who you think will be next.

Minister Mijo Crnoja broke the record in terms of the shortest ministerial term in Croatian history with his resignation on January 28, 2016, and the reason why all social media platforms went crazy the moment his decision to resign was made public. Some Tweets and Facebook posts were epic such as “I have left food out of the fridge longer than he was Minister”, “I know people that go without a shower longer than Crnoja was Minister”, “All my vacations lasted longer than Crnoja’s ministerial term” or “Our weekly newspapers were able to print news of Crnoja’s appointment and resignation in the same issue”.

We all laughed and are now waiting to see who will take his place. In the meantime, the Ministry is run by his deputy Vesna Nađ from SDP, same lady who was one of the reasons Veterans started protesting in Zagreb a year ago, demanding her resignation. She’s in charge because the Ministry didn’t have time to dismiss her due to all the events surrounding Crnoja’s short-lived term. If nothing else, at least Petrov’s dream of a tripartite government came to life, if only for a few days.

But Minister Crnoja, though an absolute record holder is not the only Croatian Minister who was dismissed before he got a chance to properly warm up his office chair. Here are the 5 shortest ministerial terms in Croatian history so far, and it will be interesting to see who will be next in this particular Cabinet.

1. Osman Muftić, former Minister of Science and Technology
Term: from July 17, 1991 until July 31, 1991 (two weeks)

2. Slavko Degoricija, former Minister without Portfolio
Term: from July 17 until July 31, 1991 (also two weeks)

3. Šime Đodan, former Minister of Defence
Term: from July 2, 1991 until July 17, 1991 (15 days, what a difference a day makes)

4. Onesin Cvitan, former Minister of Interior
Term: July 2, 1991 until July 17, 1991 (also 15 days)

5. Branko Bergman, former Minister of Water Management

Term: from July 25, 1990 until August 24, 1990 (30 days)

6. Zvonimir Medvedović, former Minister of Commercial Exchange

Term: from July 25 1990 until August 24 1990 (also 30 days)

What do you think? Who will be next on this list?????

Now we’d list all 19 of them with a vote box. To cast your vote, click here.


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