15th Anniversary of the Death of First Croatian President Franjo Tuđman Marked
- by croatiaweek
- in Latest
Members 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.