Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (Croatian: Hrvatski demokratski savez Slavonije i Baranje or HDSSB)[1] is a regionalist,[2] national-conservative[2][3] political party in the Eastern Croatian region of Slavonia. Until 2015, the HdSSB was considered right-wing populist.[3]

Croatian Democratic Alliance
of Slavonia and Baranja

Hrvatski demokratski savez
Slavonije i Baranje
LeaderBranimir Glavaš
Founded6 May 2006 (2006-05-06)
HeadquartersOsijek, Croatia
IdeologyUntil 2015:
Right-wing populism
Political positionCentre-right
Colours  Red
  Gold
Sabor
1 / 151
European Parliament
0 / 12
County Prefects
0 / 21
Mayors
0 / 128
Website
www.hdssb.hr

It was formally founded on 6 May 2006,[4] but had its origins one year earlier, when the group of local Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) politicians, led by War of Independence veteran Branimir Glavaš, launched a political organisation with a very similar name, the Croatian Democratic Assembly of Slavonia and Baranja (Croatian: Hrvatski demokratski sabor Slavonije i Baranje) at the eve of May 2005 local elections. The stated aim of new group was the regional reorganisation of Croatia in order to improve conditions in Slavonia, which was - according to Glavaš and his supporters - neglected by central government in Zagreb.

The HDZ leadership under Ivo Sanader denounced that platform and ejected Glavaš out of the party. However, most of the local HDZ organisation followed Glavaš and his independent election ticket that won a relative majority in the Osijek-Baranja County and City of Osijek assemblies. That group of independents became the HDSSB on 6 May 2006. In the 2007 Croatian parliamentary election they received 44,552 votes or 1.8% of the electorate, and won 3 seats in the Croatian Parliament. They improved their position in Croatian Parliament in next election by winning 6 seats.

In 2014, HDSSB became part of the Alliance for Croatia coalition, which was dissolved in 2015.

Electoral historyEdit

LegislativeEdit

Election In coalition with Votes won (coalition totals) Percentage Seats won Change
2007 None 44,552 1.8%
3 / 151
  3
2011 None 68,995 3.0%
6 / 151
  3
2015 None 30,443 1.36%
2 / 151
  4
2016 HKS 23,573 1.25%
1 / 151
  1
2020 HDZ 621,008 37.26%
1 / 151
 

European ParliamentEdit

Election In coalition with Votes won

(coalition totals)

Percentage Seats won Change
2013 HDSSD-ZH 22,328 3.01%
0 / 12
 
2014 Alliance for Croatia 63,437 6.88%
0 / 11
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hrvatski demokratski savez Slavonije i Baranje - HDSSB". Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  3. ^ a b Zulianello, Mattia (April 2020). "Varieties of Populist Parties and Party Systems in Europe: From State-of-the-Art to the Application of a Novel Classification Scheme to 66 Parties in 33 Countries". Government and Opposition. Cambridge University Press. 55 (2): 327–347. doi:10.1017/gov.2019.21.
  4. ^ "STATUT HRVATSKOG DEMOKRATSKOG SAVEZA SLAVONIJE I BARANJE" (DOC). Hidra.srce.hr. Retrieved 2016-03-11.

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