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The President of the Republic of Croatia is the head of state and is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term. The presidency is strong, with an extensive veto. He also may issue decrees with the force of law. He appoints the prime minister and the cabinet, a council of ministers that is proposed by the prime minister. The president is the commander in chief of the armed forces.

The Croatian legislature is the Sabor (Parliament), a bicameral body consisting of a Chamber of Deputies and a Chamber of Zupanije (counties). The Chamber of Deputies can have between 100 and 160 deputies, and the Chamber of Counties has 63 members (3 from each county). All representatives are elected for 4-year terms.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Mesic, Stjepan
Prime Minister Racan, Ivica
Dep. Prime Min. Antunovic, Zeljka
Dep. Prime Min. Granic, Goran
Dep. Prime Min. Linic, Slavko
Dep. Prime Min. Simonic, Ante
Min. of Agriculture & Forestry Pankretic, Bozidar
Min. of Culture Vujic, Antun
Min. of Defense Antunovic, Zeljka
Min. of Economy & Privatization Jurcic, Ljubo
Min. of Education & Sport Strugar, Vladimir
Min. of European Integration Mimica, Neven
Min. of Finance Crkvenac, Mato
Min. of Foreign Affairs Picula, Tonino
Min. of Health Vlahusic, Andro
Min. of Homeland War Defenders Pancic, Ivica
Min. of Immigration, Development, & Reconstruction Cacic, Radimir
Min. of Internal Affairs Lucin, Sime
Min. of Justice Anticevic-Marinovic, Ingrid
Min. of Labor & Social Welfare Vidovic, Davorko
Min. of Science & Technology Flego, Gvozden
Min. of Small & Medium Businesses Pecek, Zeljko
Min. of Tourism Zupan Ruskovic, Pave
Min. of Transportation and Telecommunications Zuvanic, Roland
Min. Without Portfolio Sobol, Gordana
Min. of Urban Development, Construction, & Housing Kovacevic, Bozo
Governor, National Bank of Croatia Rohatinski, Zeljko
Ambassador to the US Grdesic, Ivan
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Simonovic, Ivan