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14 Years Since Death of Croatia’s 1st President Franjo Tuđman

CroatiaMembers of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) political party will today lay wreaths and light candles at the grave site of the first Croatian President, the late Franjo Tuđman…

A mass will be held in Tuđman’s honour as the 14th anniversary of his death is marked. Tuđman became President in 1990 as HDZ won the first post-communist party elections and a year later he proclaimed Croatian independence. He remained in power until his death on 10 December 1999 at the age of 77.

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