Živko Budimir (20. novembra 1962.), bosanskohercegovački političar i predsjednik Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine.
Živko Budimir rođen je u Viru kod Posušja 20. novembra 1962. Budimir je pohađao Vazduhoplovnu tehničku vojnu školu u Rajlovcu kod Sarajeva, koju je završio 1981. Nakon toga pohađa Ratnu školu OS RH "Ban Josip Jelačić", koju završava 2000. godine.
Kao vojnik nije mogao biti član nijedne političke stranke.
Postao je član Saveza komunista Jugoslavije 1979., a napušta je 1984., kao pripadik Jugoslavenske narodne armije.
Nakon izbijanja Domovinskog rata služi u Hrvatskoj vojsci, a od 1993., pridružuje se HVO-u. Tokom rata vršio je razne dužnosti, bio je načelnik štaba i zapovjedništva štaba VF BiH od aprila 1994. do jula 1995., zatim načelnik glavnog stožera HVO-a od novembra 1995. do septembra 1997. Nakon toga postaje dozapovijednik i načelnik štaba zajedničkog zapovjedništva VF BiH od septembra 1997. do januara 1999. Godine 1997. preselio se u Mostar, a u penziju odlazi 2001. kao pukovnik HVO-a i general bojnik HV-a. Nakon penzionisanja postaje sportski djelatnik u Mostaru gdje je sudjelovao u obnovi Odbojkaškog kluba Mostar.
Njegova politička karijera počinje ponovno 2006., kada postaje član Hrvatske stranke prava Bosne i Hercegovine.
Godine 2008. izabran je za člana Gradskog vijeća Mostara. Izborom većine u oba doma Parlamenta Federacije BiH 17. marta 2011. postaje predsjednik Federacije BiH.
Budimir je donio zakon kojim se mijenja Pravilnik o poslovanju Vlade FBiH tako da ni jedna odluka ne može biti donesena bez suglasnosti jedne trećine hrvatskih ministara.
Živko Budimir (20 November 1962) is a Bosnian politician serving as President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two autonomous entities that compose Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also vice president of the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Budimir become the President of the Federation after political crisis after the general election held in October 2010. Political parties were unable to form a government. In March 2011, Social Democratic Party, Party of Democratic Action, Croatian Party of Rights and People's Party Work for Betterment formed a coalition named the Platform (Platforma) in which Budimir was elected President of the Federation.
Budimir was previously Colonel General in the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (VFBiH) and Major General in the Croatian Army (HV).
Živko Budimir was born in Vir near Posušje in Herzegovina. He attended the Aeronautical-Technical Military College in Rajlovac near Sarajevo from where he graduated in 1981. After that, he attended the War College of Armed Forces of Republic of Croatia "Ban Josip Jelačić", and graduated in 2000.He became a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia in 1979 and left the party in 1984 as a member of the Yugoslav People's Army. He left the Yugoslav Army in 1986 due to disagreement with their policy.
His political career started again in 2006, when he became a member of the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2008 he was elected as a member of the City Council of Mostar.
After general election held in October 2010, political parties were unable to form a new government, leading the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina into a political crisis. Social Democratic Party, Party of Democratic Action, Croatian Party of Rights and People's Party Work for Betterment formed a new coalition named Platform. By a majority votes in both houses of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Budimir was elected President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 17 March 2011.
As a President of Federation he proposed a change of the Rules of Procedure of Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina so that no decision can't pass without agreement of one-third of Croatian ministers in government.
On 18 June 2012 the SDP made an agreement with the opposition party, the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH) about the reconstruction of the Federal as well as the state government. Marinko Čavara, Vice President of the HDZ BiH, stated that Social Democratic Party and HDZ BiH support the recunstruction of the Federal Government, which invludes Budimir's removal from office. However, they don't have two thirds of members in parliament in order to impose this.
Budimir advocates creation of Posavina district which will, according to Budimir, bring political, economical and social stability into this region. Also, creation of Posavina district would, as he thinks, help in return of the refugees.
In January 2012, Budimir met with High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, and stated that two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation and Republika Srpska need to cooperate closer and both Inzko and Budimir agreed that Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to be reorganized, especially in reducing its administration so as to gain economic stability.