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Doris Košta

Doris Košta

Doris Košta (b. 1957) is Croatian lawyer, known for representing HNK Hajduk Split football club and for contesting at 2005 Croatian presidential election as an independent candidate.


Doris Košta was born in city of Split as Doris Alujević. She descended from the Alujevićs, family of farmers who were first mentioned in city records around 1400 and owned sections of land in today's Varoš district. At age 18 she married Arsen Košta, Radio Split reporter, with whom she had two daughters and a son Arsen.

She began her career in Communist Yugoslavia by becoming deputy district prosecutor in Split in 1982. She remained at that post after Croatian independence until 1995 when she switched to private practice. She became prominent in early 2000s by defending former members of Croatian military accused of atrocities towards prisoners or ethnic Serb civillians during Croatian War of Independence. One of them was Tihomir Orešković, Lika warlord who was ultimately convicted, although only after Košta had left his defence team over disputes with fellow lawyer Željko Olujić. [2]

In 2003 she entered politics by joining Democratic Centre party and becoming leader of its Split branch.

In 2005 later she contested for presidential election as an independent canidate.

On January 2nd she recieved 8271 votes (0.37 %) and was eliminated in first round.


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