Socialist Party (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The Socialist Party (Serbo-Croatian: Социјалистичка Партија/Socijalistička Partija or СП/SP) is a social-democratic political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Socialist Party
Социјалистичка Партија
Socijalistička Partija
PresidentPetar Đokić
Founded2 June 1993
HeadquartersJovana Dučića 25, Banja Luka
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Democratic socialism
Euroscepticism[2]
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationSNSD-Socialist
SloganSigurno i slobodno, da Srpska živi i radi
(Secure and free, that Srpska lives and works)
House of Representatives
1 / 42
House of Peoples
0 / 15
National Assembly of
Republika Srpska
4 / 83
Website
socijalisti.ba

Formed on 2 June 1993 in Banja Luka, it served as one of the first democratic alternatives to nationalist government of Republika Srpska. After the signing of the Dayton Accord, the party became a vocal opponent of the government of Radovan Karadžić and the Serb Democratic Party.[3]

Its subsequent coalitions with the increasingly-nationalist Alliance of Independent Social Democrats and Democratic People's Alliance have, however, diminished its standing as a leftist and multi-ethnic party.

It only contests elections in Republika Srpska and the Brčko District, currently serving in the governing majority in the former. SP secured its second-ever seat in the House of Representatives at the 2018 general election.

National Assembly of RS electionsEdit

National Assembly of Republika Srpska
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Government
1997 Unknown 10.8%
9 / 83
government
1998 79,179 10.7%
10 / 83
government
2000 30,636 4.9%
4 / 83
opposition
2002 21,502 4.2%
3 / 83
opposition
2006 20,031 3.5%
3 / 83
government
2010 26,824 4.2%
3 / 83
government
2014 33,695 5.9%
5 / 83
government
2018 56,106 8.2%
7 / 83
government

Positions heldEdit

Major positions held by Socialist Party members:

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Years
Živko Radišić 1998–2002
Co-chairman of the Council of Ministers
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Years
Svetozar Mihajlović 1999–2000
Speaker of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska Years
Petar Đokić 1998–2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Bosnia-Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina - Europe Elects". Archived from the original on 2020-11-02.
  3. ^ Day, Alan J.; East, Roger; Thomas, Richard. 2002. A Political and Economic Dictionary of Eastern Europe. Routledge. P. 544