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)
HeadquartersMostar
Membership (2014)35,000
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right[2] to right-wing[3]
National affiliationCroatian National Assembly
European affiliationEuropean People's Party (observer)
International affiliationInternational Democrat Union
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 RS
0 / 83
Website
hdzbih.org

HistoryEdit

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 98 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 2006, two splinter fraction had already emerged from HDZ BiH:

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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. ^ Arnautović, Suad (2018). "The Presidentialisation of Political Parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Mitigated Presidentialism". In Passarelli, Gianluca (ed.). The Presidentialisation of Political Parties in the Western Balkans. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 87. ISBN 978-3-319-97352-4.

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