List of political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. Every ethnic community has its own dominant political party.[1]

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Represented in the Parliamentary AssemblyEdit

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology HoR HoP Ethnic group
Party of Democratic Action
Stranka demokratske akcije
SDA Bakir Izetbegović Bosnian nationalism
Conservatism[2]
Islamic democracy
9 3 Bosniak
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats
Савез независних социјалдемократа
Savez nezavisnih socijaldemokrata
SNSD Milorad Dodik Serbian nationalism
Social democracy
Populism
6 4 Serb
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
HDZ BiH Dragan Čović Croatian nationalism
Conservatism
Christian democracy
5 4 Croat
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine
Социјалдемократска партија Босне и Херцеговине
SDP BiH Nermin Nikšić Social democracy[3]
Pro-Europeanism
4 1 Multi-ethnic
Serb Democratic Party
Српска демократска странка
Srpska demokratska stranka
SDS Mirko Šarović Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
3 1 Serb
Democratic Front
Demokratska fronta
Демократски фронт
DF Željko Komšić Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
3 1 Mainly Bosniak
Union for a Better Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Savez za bolju budućnost Bosne i Hercegovine
SBB BiH Fahrudin Radončić Liberal conservatism
Populism
Pro-Europeanism
2 1 Bosniak
Party of Democratic Progress
Партија демократског прогреса
Partija demokratskog progresa
PDP Branislav Borenović Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
2 0 Serb
Our Party
Naša stranka
Наша странка
NS Predrag Kojović Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
3 0 Multi-ethnic
Democratic People's Alliance
Демократски народни савез
Demokratski narodni savez
DNS Nenad Nešić Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
1 0 Serb
Party of Democratic Activity
Stranka demokratske aktivnosti
A-SDA Nermin Ogrešević Bosnian nationalism
Islamic democracy
National conservatism
1 0 Bosniak
Independent Bloc
Nezavisni Blok
NB Senad Šepić Liberal nationalism
Centrism
Pro-Europeanism
1 0 Bosniak
Socialist Party
Социјалистичка партија
Socijalistička partija
SP Petar Đokić Social democracy
Democratic socialism
1 0 Serb
Movement of Democratic Action
Pokret demokratske akcije
PDA Mirsad Kukić Bosniak nationalism
Conservatism
Regionalism
1 0 Bosniak

Represented in Entity ParliamentsEdit

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology HoR
FBiH
HoP
FBiH
NA
RS
Ethnic group
Croatian Democratic Union 1990
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica 1990
HDZ 1990 Ilija Cvitanović Christian democracy
Conservatism
Croatian nationalism
2 0 1 Croat
People and Justice
Narod i Pravda
NiP Elmedin Konaković Centrism
Pro-Europeanism
Conservatism
2 1 0 Bosnian
Labour Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Laburistička stranka Bosne i Hercegovine
LS BiH Elvira Abdić-Jelenović Labourism
Regionalism
Pro-Europeanism
1 2 0 Bosnian
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka za Bosnu i Hercegovinu
SBiH Amer Jerlagić Bosniak nationalism
Bosnian centralism
Pro-Europeanism
0 1 1 Bosnian
National Democratic Movement
Народни демократски покрет
Narodni demokratski pokret
NDP Dragan Čavić Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
0 0 4 Serb
Democratic Union
Демократски савез
Demokratski savez
DEMOS Nedeljko Čubrilović Conservatism 0 0 4 Serb
United Srpska
Уједињена Српска
Ujedinjena Srpska
US Nenad Stevandić Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
0 0 4 Serb
Liberal Democratic Party
Liberalno demokratska stranka Bosne i Hercegovine
Либерално Демократска странка БиХ
LDS Hariz Redžić Liberalism 0 2 0 Multi-ethnic
People's Party for Work and Betterment
Narodna Stranka Radom za Boljitak
NSRzB Mladen Ivanković-Lijanović Liberalism
Social liberalism
Secularism
0 1 0 Multi-ethnic

Extra-parliamentary partiesEdit

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology Ethnic group
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party
Bosanskohercegovačka patriotska stranka
BPS Sefer Halilović Bosnian nationalism
National conservativism
Bosniak
Bosnian Party
Bosanska stranka
BOSS Mirnes Ajanović Left-wing populism Multi-ethnic
Bosnian Movement of National Pride
Bosanski pokret nacionalnog ponosa
BPNP Position vacant Neo-Nazism
Bosnian nationalism
Bosniak
Civic Democratic Party
Građanska demokratska stranka
GDS Ibrahim Spahić Social liberalism Multi-ethnic
Greens of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zeleni Bosne i Hercegovine
Zeleni BiH Hasan Delić Green politics Multi-ethnic
Communist Party
Komunistička partija
KP Muhamed Imamović Communism
Democratic socialism
Multi-ethnic
Croatian Christian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska kršćanska demokratska unija Bosne i Hercegovine
HKDU BiH Ivan Musa Christian democracy Croat
Croatian Peasant Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska seljačka stranka Bosne i Hercegovine
HSS BiH Mario Karamatić Agrarianism
Croatian nationalism
Croat
Croatian Peasant Party of Stjepan Radić
Hrvatska seljačka stranka Stjepana Radića
HSS SR Anto Lozančić Christian democracy
Agrarianism
Croat
Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska stranka prava Bosne i Hercegovine
HSP BiH Stanko Primorac Croatian ultranationalism
National conservatism
Croat
Democratic People's Union
Demokratska narodna zajednica
DNZ Admil Mulalić Regionalism
Big tent
Bosniak
Democratic Party of Federalists
Demokratska stranka federalista
DSF Dragan Đokanović Federalism
Pro-Europeanism
Serb
Party of United Pensioners
Partija ujedinjenih penzionera
PUP Vinko Pušonja Centrism
Pensioners' interests
Serb
Party of Justice and Trust
Stranka pravde i povjerenja
SPP Živko Budimir Social conservatism Multi-ethnic
Pensioners' Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka penzionera/umirovljenika BiH
SPU BiH Dževad Hodžić Pensioners' interests Multi-ethnic
Pirate Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Piratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine
PP BiH Position vacant Pirate politics
Liquid democracy
Multi-ethnic
Party of Croatian Right
Stranka hrvatskog prava
SHP Ante Matić Croatian nationalism
Conservativism
Croat
Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1861
Bosanskohercegovačka stranka prava 1861
BSP 1861 Vlado Musa Croatian nationalism
Conservativism
Croat
Serbian Radical Party "9th January"
Српска радикална странка „9. јануар”
SRS 9J Dragan Đurđević Serbian nationalism
Conservatism
Serb
Workers' Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Radničko-komunistička partija Bosne i Hercegovine
RKP-BiH Goran Marković Communism
Luxemburgism
Multi-ethnic

Defunct and historical partiesEdit

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology Ethnic group
Croatian Christian Democrats
Hrvatski demokršćani
HD Position vacant Christian democracy Croat
Croat People's Union
Hrvatska narodna zajednica
HNZ Milenko Brkić Croatian nationalism
Conservatism
Croat
Croatian Right Bloc
Hrvatski pravaški blok
HPB Željko Koroman Croatian nationalism
Conservativism
Croat
Democratic Alliance of Greens
Demokratski savez Zelenih
DSZ Unknown Green politics Multi-ethnic
Democratic Party of Pensioners
Demokratska stranka penzionera
DSP Alojz Knezović Pensioners' interests Bosniak
Democratic Party of Republika Srpska
Demokratska stranka Republike Srpske
DP RS Dragan Čavić National conservatism Serb
Democratic Socialist Party
Demokratska socijalistička partija
DSP Nebojša Radmanović Democratic socialism Serb
League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Savez komunista Bosne i Hercegovine
SK BiH President of the Presidency Communism
Marxism-Leninism
Multi-ethnic
League of Socialist Youth
Savez socijalističke omladine
SSO Collective leadership Democratic socialism Bosniak
Muslim Bosniak Organisation
Muslimanska bošnjačka organizacija
MBO Adil Zulfikarpašić Muslim minority politics Bosniak
National Democratic Party
Narodna demokratska stranka
NDS Krsto Jandrić National conservatism Serb
New Croatian Initiative
Nova hrvatska inicijativa
NHI Krešimir Zubak Christian democracy
Croatian nationalism
Croat
Radical Party of Republika Srpska
Radikalna stranka Republike Srpske
RSRS Unknown Serbian nationalism Serb
Republican Party
Republikanska stranka
RP Stjepan Kljuić Secularism Bosniak
Serb National Alliance
Srpski narodni savez
SNS RS Biljana Plavšić Catch-all party
Serbian nationalism
Serb
Serbian Radical Party of Republika Srpska
Srpska radikalna stranka Republike Srpske
SRS RS Milanko Mihajlica Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
Serb
Social Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska unija Bosne i Hercegovine
SDU BiH Nermin Pećanac Social democracy
Secularism
Multi-ethnic
Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia
Savez reformskih snaga
SRSJ Ante Marković Social liberalism
Social democracy
Multi-ethnic
Union of Social Democrats of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Unija bosansko-hercegovačkih socijaldemokrata
UBSD Sead Avdić Social democracy Multi-ethnic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stojarová, Vera; Emerson, Peter (2013). Party Politics in the Western Balkans. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-23585-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ "A State of Division". Jacobin. 8 November 2018.
  3. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Bosnia-Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 October 2018.