Who is Dubravka Šuica?
Dubravka Šuica is a Croatian politician, member of the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union and member of parliament. She served two consecutive terms as mayor of Dubrovnik between 2001 and 2009.
Born in Dubrovnik, Šuica graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1981, where she majored in English and German language. She worked as a high school teacher, university professor and principal in Dubrovnik up until her mayoral election win in 2001. She won another four-year mayoral term in 2005. She was the first female mayor of Dubrovnik in history.
She became active in politics in 1990 when she joined HDZ. In 1998 she became head of the party's Dubrovnik branch and she was reelected several times, most recently in March 2012.
Dubravka Šuica was elected as the member of Croatian parliament on HDZ ticket three times in the 2000, 2003 and 2007. She hold several positions in Croatian parliament Committees.
In 2004. she was elected Vice president of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. She was reelected to that position in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
In May 2012. Dubravka Šuica was elected vice-president of Croatian Democratic Union. She is also the president of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee of HDZ.
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