Homeland Movement (Croatia)

The Homeland Movement (Croatian: Domovinski pokret; abbr. DP), previously known as Miroslav Škoro Homeland Movement (Croatian: Domovinski pokret Miroslava Škore; abbr. DPMŠ) until February 2021, is a nationalist and right-wing populist political party in Croatia.[8][9] The DP was founded by Croatian singer, former Croatian Democratic Union MP, and 2019–20 presidential election, Miroslav Škoro, on 29 February 2020.

Homeland Movement
Domovinski pokret
AbbreviationDP
PresidentIvan Penava
Secretary-GeneralMiljenko Ćurić
SpokesmanMarija Čolak
FounderMiroslav Škoro
Founded29 February 2020; 2 years ago (2020-02-29)
HeadquartersZagreb
Membership (2021)8,540[1]
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing[8][9][10] to
far-right[11][12][13]
Colours  Grey (customary)
  Red   White   Blue
SloganZato što svoje volim!
("Because I love my own!")
Croatian Parliament
6 / 151
European Parliament
0 / 12
County Prefects
0 / 21
Mayors
2 / 128
Municipalities
0 / 428
Website
domovinskipokret.hr

The DP is variously considered conservative, populist and nationalist. The party competed in the 2020 Croatian parliamentary election in a coalition with several other minor right-wing to far-right parties, including the Croatian Conservative Party, Croatian Growth and Bloc for Croatia.[3]

HistoryEdit

On 29 February 2020, Miroslav Škoro, a former MP who stood in the recent presidential election, confirmed to the media the formation of a new party, four and a half months before the parliamentary elections.[14] The DP tried to form a broad right-of-centre coalition for the upcoming election. They negotiated with the Bridge of Independent Lists, but no agreement was reached.[15] A coalition was formed with several other parties, including the conservative Croatian Sovereignists coalition, which was established to contest the 2019 European elections, and the newly founded Bloc for Croatia.[16] A coalition agreement was also signed with the Green list, emphasizing "environmental protection and the fight against climate change".[17]

On 20 July 2021, Miroslav Škoro resigned as party president over a dispute over party finances. This was soon followed by disciplinary proceedings against Škoro and his sister Vesna Vučemilović, which is why they decided to leave the party.[18][19]

Election resultsEdit

LegislativeEdit

Parliament of Croatia
Election Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won (coalition) Seat change Government
2020 181,492 10.89%
16 / 151
New Opposition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Izvješće o obavljenoj financijskoj reviziji - Domovinski pokret za 2020" (PDF). State Audit Office (in Croatian). 2 December 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Wölfl, Adelheid. "Kroatischer Premier will Pandemie für vorgezogene Wahlen nutzen". Der Standart. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Croatia plans to dissolve parliament on May 18 ahead of election: PM". Reuters. Zagreb. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ Prnjak, Hrvoje (7 March 2020). "Projekt za vlast Miroslava Škore: novi vođa populista nada se Plenkovićevoj pobjedi, a nakon toga aktivirat će uhodani plan za 30 zastupnika u Saboru". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  5. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  6. ^ "Škoro je osnovao svoj Domovinski pokret: 'Mi smo država koja počinje začećem, u kojoj svako dijete ima oca i majku'". telegram.hr. 29 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Croatia – Parties". Europe Elects. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Croatia to Hold Election Amid Virus, Political Uncertainty". The New York Times. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Croatia parliamentary race close as virus spikes". The Washington Post. 5 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  10. ^ Vladisavljevic, Anja (18 June 2020). "Election Campaigners' Attacks on Abortion Draw Condemnation in Croatia". Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Croatia's ruling conservatives win parliamentary election". Euronews. 4 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Croatian PM hails 'victory' for conservatives in parliamentary vote". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  13. ^ Hopkins, Valerie (3 July 2020). "Croatia's nationalist revival points to role for far-right". Financial Times. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Miroslav Škoro predstavio najbliže suradnike i poručio: "Ne bih stajao danas ovdje da nisam spreman biti premijer"". Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 29 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Zapeli pregovori Škore sa Suverenistima i Mostom". Index.hr. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  16. ^ "FACTBOX – Croatia ahead of July 5 general election". SeeNews. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  17. ^ "VIDEO: ŠKORO POTPISAO SPORAZUM SA JOŠ JEDNOM STRANKOM Progovorio o Penavi, Marijani Petir, Bernardiću, ali i razlazu s poznatim vinarom". Jutarnji list. 19 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Miroslav Škoro ekskluzivno za Dnevnik Nove TV o ostavci i raskolu u Domovinskom pokretu: Možda će ovo biti dovoljan razlog da me izbace van" [Miroslav Škoro exclusively for Dnevnik Nova TV about the resignation and split in the Homeland Movement: "Maybe this will be enough reason to throw me out"]. Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 16 August 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "Miroslav Škoro izlazi iz Domovinskog pokreta: "Točno je, zatražio sam ispisnicu"" [Miroslav Škoro leaves the Homeland Movement: "That's right, I asked for a letter of printout"]. Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 21 August 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)