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|2nd President of Republika Srpska|
19 July 1996 – 4 November 1998
|Vice President||Nikola Koljević
|Preceded by||Radovan Karadžić|
|Succeeded by||Nikola Poplašen|
|1st Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
20 December 1990 – 9 April 1992
Serving with Nikola Koljević
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Nenad Kecmanović|
|Born||7 July 1930
Tuzla, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Political party||SNS RS (1997–2006)
|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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