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Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine or HDZ BiH) is the largest political party of Bosnian Croats. It is an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP). Its headquarters are in Mostar.

Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
PresidentDragan Čović
Deputy PresidentBorjana Krišto
FounderStjepan Kljujić
Founded18 August 1990 (1990-08-18)
HeadquartersKneza Domagoja bb
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Youth wingYouth of the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Membership (2014)35,000
IdeologyConservatism[1]
Christian democracy[1]
Croatian nationalism[1]
Federalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-right[2] to right-wing[3]
National affiliationCroatian National Assembly
European affiliationEuropean People's Party (observer)
House of Representatives of BiH
5 / 42
House of Peoples of BiH
4 / 15
House of Representatives of the FBiH
16 / 98
House of Peoples of the FBiH
14 / 58
National Assembly of Republika Srpska
0 / 83
Website
http://www.hdzbih.org/

The party was formed on 18 August 1990, at the first party convention held in Sarajevo, and it participated in all multiparty elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1991. It regularly won support of the Croat electorate up to 2000, and took part in forming the government. It returned to power in 2002, where it remained until 2010.

In the October 2002 Bosnian general election, the party was part of the Croatian Coalition (Hrvatska koalicija) which won 9.5% of the popular vote and five out of 42 seats in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 16 out of 140 seats in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2006 the party joined the Croatian National Assembly, an alliance of Bosnian Croat political parties, along with the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Croat People's Union.

As of April 2019, two splinter fraction have already emerged from HDZ BiH:

Contents

Party presidentsEdit

Cantonal election resultsEdit

Cantonal election Cantonal Assembly
Una-Sana Posavina Tuzla Zenica-Doboj Bosnian Podrinje Goražde Central Bosnia Herzegovina-Neretva West Herzegovina Sarajevo Canton 10 Total won / Total contested
1996
1 / 50
17 / 20
3 / 50
9 / 59
0 / 31
23 / 55
28 / 50
29 / 31
3 / 45
13 / 15
125 / 406
1998
1 / 50
17 / 30
2 / 50
4 / 50
0 / 31
18 / 50
25 / 50
26 / 31
1 / 45
18 / 30
112 / 417
2000
0 / 30
7 / 19
1 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
8 / 28
13 / 28
15 / 21
1 / 35
12 / 23
59 / 279
2002
0 / 30
10 / 21
0 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
10 / 30
15 / 30
18 / 23
0 / 35
13 / 25
68 / 289
2006
0 / 30
7 / 21
0 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
6 / 30
7 / 30
9 / 23
0 / 35
5 / 25
36 / 289
2010
0 / 30
8 / 21
1 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
7 / 30
10 / 30
13 / 23
0 / 35
7 / 25
48 / 289
2014
0 / 30
7 / 21
0 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
8 / 30
11 / 30
14 / 23
0 / 35
9 / 25
51 / 289
2018
0 / 30
11 / 21
0 / 35
3 / 35
0 / 25
9 / 30
13 / 30
16 / 23
0 / 35
8 / 25
57 / 289

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Bosnia-Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ Nardelli, Alberto; Dzidic, Denis; Jukic, Elvira (8 October 2014). "Bosnia and Herzegovina: the world's most complicated system of government?". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ http://ba.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a290409/New-Presidency-member-Friendly-cooperation-with-neighbours.html

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