Social Democratic Party (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine (SDP BiH) / Социјалдемократска партија Босне и Херцеговине), also simply known as the Social Democratic Party (Socijaldemokratska partija (SDP) / Социјалдемократска партија) is a social-democratic political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Social Democratic Party

Socijaldemokratska partija
Социјалдемократска партија
PresidentNermin Nikšić
FounderNijaz Duraković
Founded1992
HeadquartersSarajevo
Membership43,000
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left[2][3]
European affiliationParty of European Socialists (associate)
International affiliationSocialist International
Progressive Alliance
HoR BiH
4 / 42
HoP BiH
1 / 15
HoR FBiH
11 / 98
HoP FBiH
10 / 58
NA RS
0 / 83
Website
www.sdp.ba

It is officially multi-ethnic, but gathers most support from Bosniaks.[4][5][6]

HistoryEdit

The SDP was reestablished in 1992 as the successor of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, which had governed Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Yugoslav federation since World War II. The party was enlarged by the inclusion of the Socijaldemokrati BiH (The Social Democrats of BiH) party to the original SDP.

The current president of the party is Nermin Nikšić.

The SDP is an associate of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and a member of the Socialist International (SI).

List of presidentsEdit

# Name
(Born-Died)
Term of Office
1 Nijaz Duraković
(1949–2012)
27 December 1992 6 April 1997
2 Zlatko Lagumdžija
(b. 1955)
6 April 1997 7 December 2014
3 Nermin Nikšić
(b. 1960)
7 December 2014 present

ElectionsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year # Popular vote HoR Seat change HoP Seat change Government
1996 4th 136,203
2 / 42
 
0 / 15
  opposition
1998 5th 159,871
4 / 42
  2
1 / 15
  1 opposition
2000 1st 268,270
9 / 42
  5
3 / 15
  2 government
2002 4th 134,384
5 / 42
  4
1 / 15
  2 opposition
2006 4th 143,272
5 / 42
 
1 / 15
  opposition
2010 1st 284,435
8 / 42
  3
4 / 15
  3 government
2014 7th 92,906
3 / 42
  5
0 / 15
  4 opposition
2018 4th 150,453
5 / 42
  2
1 / 15
  1 opposition

Presidency electionsEdit

Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Election year # Candidate Votes % Representing Elected?
1996 4th Sead Avdić 21,254 2.3% Bosniaks No
1998 2nd Gradimir Gojer 113,961 31.8% Croats No
2002 3rd Alija Behmen 90,434 17.5% Bosniaks No
2006 1st Željko Komšić 116,062 40.0% Croats Yes
2010 1st Željko Komšić 337,065 60.6% Croats Yes
2014 4th Bakir Hadžiomerović 75,369 10.0% Bosniaks No
2018 2nd Denis Bećirović 194,688 33.5% Bosniaks No

Cantonal electionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ SDP statute (page 2.)
  4. ^ Woehrel, Steven (24 January 2013). "Bosnia and Herzegovina: Current Issues and U.S. Policy" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  5. ^ Farrand, Robert William (2011), Reconstruction and Peace Building in the Balkans: The Brčko Experience, Rowman & Littlefield, p. 62
  6. ^ Bideleux, Robert; Jeffries, Ian (2007), The Balkans: A Post-Communist History, Routledge, pp. 376–377

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