Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Biography, Age, President of Croatia, Bikini, FIFA World Cup, Husband, Children
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Biography
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Bio
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović is the President of Croatia born on 29th April 1968 in Rijeka, Croatia. She is the fourth president of Croatia and the first Croatian woman to be the president. She is also the youngest person, at the age of 46, to assume the presidency.
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Age||50 years as at 2018 (born on 29th April 1968)|
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Networth||It is under review and will be updated soon.|
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Religion||Christian- a practising Roman Catholic|
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Height||5ft 9inches (1.73m)|
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Education||
She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1986, after she had entered a student exchange program at the age 17 and moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico.
In 1993 she graduated from the University of Zagreb with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish languages and literature.
In 1996 she graduated from Diplomatic Academy of Vienna after a one year diploma course.
In 2000 she obtained a master’s degree in international relations from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Zagreb.
In 2002–2003 she attended George Washington University as a Fulbright scholar. She has a Luksic Fellowship for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Political Career||
1992: An advisor to the international cooperation department of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
1993: Advisor at the Foreign ministry after joining Croatian Democratic Union.
1995 – 1997: Head of the North American department of the Foreign ministry
1997 – October 1998: Diplomatic councilor at the Croatian Embassy in Canada.
2003: She was elected as a member of the Croatian Democratic Union in the 2003 parliamentary elections. She became the Minister of European Intergration after the formation of the new government led by HDZ chairman Ivo Sanader.
2005: Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
2007: She was reappointed as the Foreign Minister but was suddenly removed from the position on 12 January 2008.
March 2008: She became the Croatian Ambassador to the United States a position she held until 4th July 2011.
July 2011: Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy a position she held until 2 October 2014 (she was the first woman ever to be appointed to the position)
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Husband||
She married Jakov Kitarović in 1996.
|Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Children||Katarina born on 23rd April 2001 who is a professional figure skater and Croatia’s national junior champion and Luka born in 2003.|
President of Croatia
In 2015 she was elected as the President of Croatia after a run off. The first round of election in December 2014 Grabar-Kitarović won 37.2% of the vote, second to Josipović who received 38.5%, while Sinčić and Kujundžić won 16.4% and 6.3% of the vote respectively. Since no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, a run-off election was scheduled between the top two candidates, Josipović and Grabar-Kitarović.
On 11th January 2015 she won with 50.7% of the vote becoming the first Croatia’s female post-independence head of state and the country’s first conservative president in 15 years.
Croatian President Bikini
Photos of a woman in a bikini who was alleged to be the president of Croatia began circulating in the social media earning her the title of the ‘Hottest President’. It was later revealed that the woman was Coco Austin, the wife of rapper and actor Ice-T (real name Tracy Lauren Marrow) and not Grabar-Kitarovi
Croatian President Fifa World Cup 2018
The first time she appeared in the FIFA World cup 2018 was during the Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark. She watched the match standing along with fans instead of from the VIP Box.
“I wanted to showcase that I am a football fan, like everyone else; I wanted to support the team among other fans in the stands. I put on a shirt with national symbols, whereas the dress code in the VIP zone, which usually presupposes long gowns, wouldn’t have permitted such an outfit.”
During the Croatia v’s Russia World Cup quarter-final football match she flew economy class with fellow Croatian soccer fans from Zagreb to watch her country play the quarter finals in Russia. After Croatia knocked out Russia in the quarter finals securing a place in 2018 World Cup semis she celebrated enthusiastically.
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