Petrov, Božo

Božo Petrov is a Croatian politician and psychiatrist who served as the 11th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament since independence, and the 21st Speaker overall, from 14 October 2016 until 4 May 2017. Petrov previously served as the Mayor of Metković and a Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Tihomir Orešković from 22 January 2016 until his election as Speaker in October 2016. Since 2012 he is the president of the Bridge of Independent Lists party. Petrov resigned his position as Speaker on 4 May 2017, amidst a government and parliamentary crisis. Having held the office for a little over six months Petrov is to date the shortest-serving Speaker of Parliament since 1991.