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Former Mostar Mayor Ljubo Beslic passed away

Former Mostar Mayor Ljubo Beslic passed away today in Zagreb, after a long illness. In recent months, Ljubo Beslic has been receiving treatment at the Zagreb Clinic for Infectious Diseases, dr. Fran Mihaljevic and his health condition gradually deteriorated after the last operation.

Namely, the former mayor of Mostar underwent a heart transplant in Zagreb in mid-February, after which his health condition was stable. Beslic was then transported to Zagreb in an ambulance for surgery.

Beslic was born on July 27, 1958, and he has been the mayor of Mostar since 2004, managing the city without the City Council from 2012 to 2021, thus making history as the longest-serving mayor of the largest city in Herzegovina.

From 1992 to 1995, he actively participated in the Homeland War as a member of the HVO. In 1996, he went to NATO to study in Brussels to carry out arms reduction. He then became a member of the working group that worked on the organization of the Ministry of Defense of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the establishment of the ministry, he continued to work in the same in Sarajevo as the head of the Technical Department in the Logistics Sector.

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