Dalmatian Action

Dalmatian Action (Dalmatinska akcija or DA) was a 1990s regionalist and autonomist party in the region of Dalmatia within Croatia, that advocated for the political autonomy of Dalmatia within Croatia, including the creation of a Dalmatian regional government with a legislative assembly, with autonomy over cultural issues involving Dalmatia.[2] It was founded in December 1990.[3] During the Croatian War of Independence, Croatian President Franjo Tuđman accused the DA of being an anti-Croat separatist organization in league with Serb separatists intent on breaking up Croatia, the DA responded to Tuđman's accusation by denying its validity, saying that it was only interested in autonomy, and said that an autonomous Dalmatia would be a beneficial means to end the Serbian aggression and terrorism of Serbs from self-proclaimed Krajina, as Dalmatian autonomy could insure Dalmatian Serbs' autonomy from the central government in Zagreb, as an alternative to Serb autonomy or independence.[3]

Dalmatian Action
Dalmatinska akcija
Presidents:Đermano Senjanović (1990–1991)
Mira Ljubić-Lorger (1991–2003)
Founded16 December 1990 (1990-12-16)[1]
Dissolved20 February 2003 (2003-02-20)
Political positionCentre-left

In the 1992 Croatian parliamentary election, it won a seat in the Croatian Parliament,[4] but failed to pass the threshold in subsequent elections.[1]

On February 20, 2003, the Ministry of Justice erased the party from the register of political parties in Croatia, which was protested by the remaining party members including president Luka Meštrović and long-time member Mira Ljubić-Lorger.[5]

The party journal Glas Dalmacije (lit. The Voice of Dalmatia) was published between 1994 and 2000.[6]

Election resultsEdit

Croatian Parliament elections 1992

83623 votes (in coalition with IDS and RDS)

Council of Counties election 1993

Split-Dalmatia County 22175 votes 10.19% (3rd)[7]

Dubrovnik-Neretva County 4128 votes 6.65% (4th)[7]

Regional elections 1993

Split-Dalmatia county 24038 votes 10.72% (3rd)[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Političke stranke". Croatian Encyclopedia (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe: A Guide to Nationality Policies, Organizations, and Parties. M.E. Sharpe, 1995. P. 63-64.
  3. ^ a b Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe: A Guide to Nationality Policies, Organizations, and Parties. M.E. Sharpe, 1995. P. 63.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2012-12-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Mira Ljubić-Lorger (2003-03-13). "Dalmatinsku akciju su ukinule bapske priče". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  6. ^ "WebPAC".
  7. ^ a b "Izvješće o provedenim izborima za zastupnike u Županijski dom Sabora Republike Hrvatske" (PDF) (in Croatian). February 1993. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  8. ^ http://www.izbori.hr/arhiva/pdf/1993/1993_1_Rezultati_17_Splitsko-dalmatinska.pdf[bare URL PDF]