Talk:Politics of Croatia

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The edits by disturb the normal historic overview with a lot of, well, rambling. I'll either move it to a new section or ditch it. --Joy [shallot] 23:26, 4 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I changed some text in History of political parties and events section; deleted unnecessary ramblings about some minor parties, even some illegal ones (with maximum 10 members, which exists in every country) and also I deleted claim that communism is better then capitalism, which was written by obvious communist and it's not neutral.

Important noticeEdit

The government section of the "Outline of Croatia" needs to be checked, corrected, and completed -- especially the subsections for the government branches.

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Political history and political partiesEdit

The section on the 20th century history of political parties and coalitions IMO is a beneficial part of the article, however I think it is too large and unreferenced. The referencing itself is not too problematic as those events are substantially covered by historians and the press, but substance of the section is contains too much detail to conform to the summary style. On the other hand, the political history of Croatia needs to reference significant parties in earlier history such as the Party of Rights (1861–1929) - once again avoiding excessive details.--Tomobe03 (talk) 17:32, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Since the notice of a proposal to merge the section to the History of Croatia met zero responses other than mine a week ago, I presume there's not much interest in salvaging its content. Therefore I'll replace its current content with new, condensed and referenced material.--Tomobe03 (talk) 23:15, 15 November 2011 (UTC)


Made a quick pass through the article, so here are some comments:

  • Looks very good - B class at least, no doubt about that. Probably could pass GAN as it stands.
  • Intro is a bit big. Still, there's a lot of ground to cover. Could perhaps use some reordering.
  • D'Hondt has a 5% threshold (IIRC).
  • Political parties/campaigns are partly financed by the government (not sure if this is a matter for the Elections in Croatia - maybe this fact is mentioned somewhere, but I can't find it)
  • There's election silence in Croatia (OK, this one should go to Elections in Croatia, I'm mentioning it here before I forget it)
  • Local government might still be moved to Government of Croatia, but in fact I find it slightly preferable that it stays here, so that the latter article could deal with its subject in the narrower sense of the word (the "cabinet").

I'll take a better look at the Elections in Croatia by the end of the week. I think I'll definitely make a second pass through all three articles later at some point; given their importance, perhaps more people should. GregorB (talk) 00:29, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree completely that the lead should be trimmed a bit. I'll try to do that right away. I also think that the local government might as well stay here, at least for a while. As far as other points are concerned, none of them are mentioned in this article, but I'd rather place all of them in the elections article instead. All of those seem to be far too specific for elections and exact specifics might change once in a while, so that's why I'd prefer to put them there.--Tomobe03 (talk) 00:41, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
As we already mentioned, there's a case for a standalone article on local government. Just not now - the content does not warrant it yet. GregorB (talk) 15:01, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
True. I'll try to conjure it up in my sandbox and take it from there.--Tomobe03 (talk) 15:04, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

GA ReviewEdit

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Reviewer: Tea with toast (talk · contribs) 23:48, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

I intend to complete this review bit by bit over the next few days. --Tea with toast (話) 23:48, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:  
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:  
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. Has an appropriate reference section:  
    B. Citation to reliable sources where necessary:  
    C. No original research:  
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:  
    B. Focused:  
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:  
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:  
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:  
    B. Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:  
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:  

Well done! My congratuations to the editors for crafting a fine article. I like the organization, and am pleased to find that the article has comprehensive coverage with out going into needless details. I only have 2 suggestion for further changes:

  1. In the "Elections" section, there is mention of "other minorities" that receive two or more MPs. Is it worth listing these minority groups?
  2. If possible, I think it would be very relevant to include a section on the various political parties in Croatia.

Congratulations and good luck. --Tea with toast (話) 03:35, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the review. Regarding 1, I thought it would yield a more comprehensive coverage. Regarding 2, I'll have a look at it shortly. Cheers!--Tomobe03 (talk) 10:08, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

On the History sectionEdit

Out of curiosity, what is the rationale for keeping the history section below others? — Nearly Headless Nick {c} 06:38, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

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