Samir Becic talks fitness with Bosnian President Bakir Izetbegovic

Bakir Izetbegovic

Health Fitness Revolution founder Samir Becic met with current Bosnian President Bakir Izetbegovic to discuss health and fitness in Bosnia.

Izetbegović is the leader of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and son of the first Bosnian president, Alija Izetbegović. In 2010, he was elected to the post of Bosniak member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in 2014 he was elected to his second term in the presidency.

Bakir Izetbegović entered politics in 2000 and after serving in two regional assemblies was elected to the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006. In May 2015, he was elected as president of the Party of Democratic Action.

From 1991 to 2003 he served as director of the Construction Institute of the Sarajevo Canton. He became the Deputy Head of the SDA Caucus in the Assembly of the Sarajevo Canton in 2000, a position he continued to progressively undertake at higher levels – at the House of Representatives of the FBiH Parliament from 2002 to 2006, and at the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2006 to 2010. He also became the Chairperson of the Delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Izetbegović has been a member of the SDA Presidency since 2002 and a member of the party since its foundation in 1990. At the general election held in October 2010 he was elected as member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Bosniak people. In October 2014 he was reelected to the position. According to the BiH Presidency rotation system, Izetbegović took over as Chair of the BiH Presidency in mid March 2016.

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