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Milan Bandić (pronounced [mǐlan bâːndit͡ɕ], born 22 November 1955) is an Croatian politician currently serving his fifth term as a mayor of the Croatian capital, Zagreb. Between 2000 and 2009, he was a prominent member of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP). In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran for party president. However, he remained one of the main rivals of the current party president Zoran Milanović.

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  • Milan Bandić (pronounced [mǐlan bâːndit͡ɕ], born 22 November 1955) is an Croatian politician currently serving his fifth term as a mayor of the Croatian capital, Zagreb. Between 2000 and 2009, he was a prominent member of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP). In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran for party president. However, he remained one of the main rivals of the current party president Zoran Milanović.
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  • Milan Bandić (pronounced [mǐlan bâːndit͡ɕ], born 22 November 1955) is an Croatian politician currently serving his fifth term as a mayor of the Croatian capital, Zagreb. Between 2000 and 2009, he was a prominent member of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP). In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran for party president. However, he remained one of the main rivals of the current party president Zoran Milanović. On 5 November 2009 he announced his intention to run for a president, in violation of the party's bylaws which led to his expulsion from the party. On 10 January 2010, he lost Croatian presidential election to the official SDP candidate Ivo Josipović in the runoff elections. Bandić is widely regarded as one of the most influential individuals in contemporary Croatian politics.Although described in 2002 as the SDPs most popular politician for the "famous 24 hours he devotes to the service of citizens of Zagreb", he has also gained notoriety for a number of actions and statements he has made as mayor. Bandić is viewed as a hands-on mayor because of his ambition and the number of projects related to Zagreb that he has undertaken. He is widely credited for the renovation of Ljubljanska Avenue (now Zagrebačka Avenue), for his work on the Arena Zagreb and the Homeland Bridge (which opened during his third term).Milan Bandić was arrested in the evening hours of 19 October 2014, along with 18 other officials, under the suspicion of malfeasance related to Zagreb Holding. In his absence, his deputy Sandra Švaljek took the duties of mayor from 19 October 2014 until 26 March 2015. Bandić canceled the authorization that he granted to her because some disagreements between them. Consequently, Švaljek has resigned all of her duties in city. Bandić's second deputy Vesna Kusin took the duties of mayor on 26 March 2015. On 10 April 2015, Zagreb County Court ruled that Milan Bandić has to be released from prison while pending trial. Consequently, he returned to the position of Mayor.
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