List of political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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Represented in the Parliamentary AssemblyEdit

Party Abbr. Leader Ideology Representatives Delegates Political
position
European
affiliation
  Party of Democratic Action
Stranka demokratske akcije
SDA Bakir Izetbegović Bosniak nationalism
Conservatism
Islamism
Big tent
Pro-Europeanism
9 / 42
3 / 15
Centre-right to
right-wing
EPP (observer)
  Alliance of Independent Social Democrats
Савез независних социјалдемократа
SNSD
СНСД
Milorad Dodik Populism[2]
Entity interests[3]
Social democracy[4]
6 / 42
4 / 15
Big tent[2]
Centre-left[4]
  Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine
Социјалдемократска партија Босне и Херцеговине
SDP BiH
СДП БиХ
Nermin Nikšić Social democracy
5 / 42
1 / 15
Centre-left PES (associate)
  Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
HDZ BiH Dragan Čović Conservatism
Christian democracy
Croatian nationalism
4 / 42
4 / 15
Centre-right to
right-wing
EPP (observer)
Democratic Front
Demokratska fronta
Демократски фронт
DF
ДФ
Željko Komšić Social democracy
Social corporatism
Bosnian unitarism
Civic nationalism
Pro-Europeanism
3 / 42
0 / 15
Centre to
centre-left
People and Justice
Narod i Pravda
NiP Elmedin Konaković Liberal conservatism
Social conservatism
3 / 42
0 / 15
Centre-right
Serb Democratic Party
Српска демократска странка
SDS
СДС
Mirko Šarović Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
2 / 42
1 / 15
Centre-right to
right-wing
Party of Democratic Progress
Партија демократског прогреса
PDP
ПДП
Branislav Borenović National conservatism
Serb ethnic interests
Economic liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
2 / 42
1 / 15
Centre-right EPP (observer)
  Our Party
Naša stranka
Наша странка
NS
НС
Edin Forto Social liberalism
Secularism
Anti-nationalism
Pro-Europeanism
2 / 42
0 / 15
Centre to
centre-left
ALDE Party
People's European Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Narodni evropski savez Bosne i Hercegovine
NES Nermin Ogrešević Bosniak nationalism
Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
1 / 42
0 / 15
Centre to
centre-right
For Justice and Order
За правду и ред
ZPR
ЗПР
Nebojša Vukanović Serbian nationalism
Conservatism
National conservatism
1 / 42
0 / 15
Right-wing
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Initiative
Bosanskohercegovačka Inicijativa
BHI Fuad Kasumović Centrism
1 / 42
0 / 15
Centre-left
  Democratic Union
Демократски савез
DEMOS
ДЕМОС
Nedeljko Čubrilović Conservatism
1 / 42
0 / 15
Centre-right
United Srpska
Уједињена Српска
US
УС
Nenad Stevandić Serbian nationalism
Ultranationalism
National conservatism
1 / 42
0 / 15
Centre-right to
far-right
Union for a Better Future of BiH
Savez za bolju budućnost BiH
SBB BiH Fahrudin Radončić Conservatism
Secularism
Populism
Pro-Europeanism
0 / 42
1 / 15
Centre-right

Represented in Entity ParliamentsEdit

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology HoR FBiH HoP FBiH NA RS Political position European
  Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka za Bosnu i Hercegovinu
SBiH Semir Efendić Bosniak nationalism
Bosnian unitarism
Atlanticism
4 / 98
1 / 80
Centre
  Croatian Democratic Union 1990
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica 1990
HDZ 1990 Ilija Cvitanović Christian democracy
Conservatism
Croatian nationalism
Federalism
Pro-Europeanism
3 / 98
3 / 80
Centre-right to right-wing EPP (observer)
Croatian National Shift
Hrvatski nacionalni pomak
HNP Ivan Vukadin Conservatism
Regionalism
1 / 98
1 / 80
Centre-right
Movement of Democratic Action
Pokret demokratske akcije
PDA Elzina Pirić Bosniak nationalism
Conservatism
Regionalism
1 / 98
0 / 80
Centre-right
  Croatian Republican Party
Hrvatska republikanska stranka
HRS Slaven Raguž Conservatism
Christian democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Decentralization
Federalism
1 / 98
0 / 80
Centre-right
Movement for a Modern and Active Krajina
Pokret za Modernu i Aktivnu Krajinu
POMAK Šuhret Fazlić Regionalism
1 / 98
0 / 80
  Socialist Party
Социјалистичка Партија
SP
СП
Petar Đokić Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Euroscepticism
5 / 83
Centre-left
  Democratic People's Alliance
Демократски народни савез
DNS
ДNС
Nenad Nešić Serbian nationalism
Conservatism
National conservatism
4 / 83
Right-wing
People's Party of Srpska
Народна партија Српске
NPS
НПС
Darko Banjac Serbian nationalism
Conservatism
Christian democracy
Atlanticism
Pro-Europeanism
3 / 83
Right-wing
Socialist Party of Srpska
Социјалистичка партија Српске
SPS
СПС
Goran Selak Social democracy
3 / 83
Centre-left
Social Democrats
Socijaldemokrate Bosne i Hercegovine
SD BiH Enver Bijedić Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
5 / 98
1 / 58
0 / 83
Centre-left

Extra-parliamentary partiesEdit

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

Defunct and historical partiesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stojarová, Vera; Emerson, Peter (2013). Party Politics in the Western Balkans. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-23585-7.
  2. ^ a b Populist Parties in Contemporary Europe, Publisher: Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe
  3. ^ a b Left and Right: The Great Dichotomy Revisited