From IOL News:
Croatian President Stipe Mesic opened talks on Friday on a naming a woman as prime minister for the first time in the Balkan state after the unexpected resignation of Ivo Sanader.
Mesic held discussions with parties representing minorities and was later to meet with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which has proposed he appoint Jadranka Kosor as Sanader's successor.
The president told national radio earlier he would name Kosor as prime minister-designate once she proves that she has a majority in the 153-seat parliament.
Kosor, a 56-year-old former journalist, would be the first woman to occupy the most powerful post in Croatian politics since independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.