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The Croatian Civic Initiative (Croatian/Montenegrin: Hrvatska građanska inicijativa, HGI, Montenegrin Cyrillic: Хрватска грађанска иницијатива, ХГИ) is a Croat minority[2] political party in Montenegro. The party was formed in 2002. It first participated in local elections in Tivat municipality that year, and established its headquarters in this town. HGI has best electoral results in Boka region, because the Croat minority is concentrated mostly in municipalities of Tivat and Kotor. Marija Vučinović is the party's current president.

Croatian Civic Initiative

Hrvatska građanska inicijativa
PresidentAdrian Vuksanović[1]
FounderBožo Nikolić
Marija Vučinović
Founded28 August 2002 (2002-08-28)
HeadquartersTivat, Montenegro
IdeologyCroatian minority interests[2]
Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-right
ColorsRed, white, blue
Parliament of Montenegro
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Website
Official website

At the 2009 legislative elections in Montenegro, Croatian Civic Initiative was a part of victorious Coalition for a European Montenegro, alongside DPS, SDP and BS.

HGI contested the 2012 legislative elections independently, and won 0.4% of votes, gaining one seat in the Parliament, because of the lower electoral threshold envisaged for the Croat minority, which has been set at 0.35%. The party entered a post-election coalition with ruling DPS and SDP. The party's sole current parliamentary representative is Adrijan Vuksanović.

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2006 164,737 48.62%
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2009 168,290 51.9%
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  ECG gov't support
2012 1,470 0.4%
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  government
2016 1,801 0.47%
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  1. ^ Vuksanović izabran za predsjednika HGI, Vijesti, 27 July 2019
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

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