Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, LAHS class of 1986, just won presidency of Croatia. In a close runoff election, she won 50.43% of the vote, defeating the incumbent Ivo Josipovic who got 49.57%.
Mrs. Grabar-Kitarovic was an exchange student in Los Alamos during her senior year of high school. She became a Croatian diplomat and served as the assistant to NATO secretary general, before winning the presidency of Croatia. She is probably the first LAHS graduate to become the president of any country.
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