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Biljana Plavšić
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2nd President of Republika Srpska
In office
19 July 1996 – 4 November 1998
Vice President Nikola Koljević
Dragoljub Mirjanić
Preceded by Radovan Karadžić
Succeeded by Nikola Poplašen
1st Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 December 1990 – 9 April 1992
Serving with Nikola Koljević
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Nenad Kecmanović
Personal details
Born 7 July 1930 (1930-07-07) (age 91)
Tuzla, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political party SNS RS (1997–2006)
SDS (1990–1997)
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Biljana Plavšić (Serbian Cyrillic: Биљана Плавшић; born 7 July 1930) is a Serbian politician. She President of Republika Srpska who was indicted in 2001 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes committed during the Bosnian War.

She plea-bargained with the ICTY and was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2003.

She was released on 27 October 2009 after serving two-thirds of her sentence. Plavšić is, together with Radovan Karadžić, the highest ranking Bosnian Serb politician to be sentenced.

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