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15th Anniversary of the Death of First Croatian President Franjo Tuđman Marked

Croatia43Members 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, and later this afternoon at Zagreb’s Shereton Hotel there will a Solemn Academy held to mark the 15th anniversary of his death. 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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