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Alija Izetbegović

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1925   -   2003

country of citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
language of expression: Bosnian
educated at: Faculty of Law (University of Sarajevo), University of Sarajevo
occupation: lawyer, philosopher, politician, writer, political commissar
award received: King Faisal International Prize in Service to Islam, Grand Order of Queen Jelena, Order of State of Republic of Turkey
position held: Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Alija Izetbegović (Bosnian pronunciation: [ǎlija ǐzedbeɡoʋitɕ]; 8 August 1925 – 19 October 2003) was a Bosnian politician, lawyer and author, who in 1992 became the first President of the Presidency of the newly-independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He served in this role until 1996, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving until 2000. He was also the author of several books, most notably Islam Between East and West and the Islamic Declaration.
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