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Boris Miksic

Born: Oct 11, 1948

Birthplace: Croatia

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Boris Miksic

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1948
Birth Place : Croatia

Boris Miksic is a Croatian businessman and politician. Miksic was born in Zagreb, then part of SFR Yugoslavia. He graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in 1973. He then emigrated to the United States of America, settling in Minnesota where he gradually began his business, Cortec Corporation. Over the years he became one of the wealthiest Croatian Americans. He first ventured into the Croatian politics as an independent candidate in the 2003 parliamentary elections. In 2005, he ran as an independent candidate on the Croatian presidential elections. His campaign was partially based on his autobiography Americki san decka s Tresnjevke that he had published in 1994 - creating image of a simple Zagreb youth, who fulfilled the American Dream. It was also based on his opposition to the ICTY and Eurosceptic views. His success story along with his self-funded American-style campaign brought a new perspective to many voters. On 2 January, to the surprise of many, first election projections showed him as winning 2nd place, knocking the government's candidate Jadranka Kosor out of the race.

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  • Boris Miksic
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