Croatian Demochristian Party
|Croatian Demochristian Party|
|Political position||Right wing|
|Politics of Croatia
It was formed in 2009 from three former Demochristian parties:
- Croatian Demochristians (Croatian: Hrvatski demokršćani, HD)
- Croatian Christian Democratic Party (Croatian: Hrvatska kršćanska demokratska stranka, HKDS)
- Party of Croatian Renaissance (Croatian: Stranka hrvatskog proljeća, SHP)
The founders of the party said that their goal is to change the ideals of Croatia so that Croats will not care solely about material goods, but also about spiritual and moral values. Also, Kaćunko said that party will care for general good not for interests of one man.
The president of the party is Goran Dodig, and there are two vice-presidents are Ante Ledić and Petar Kaćunko.
Croatian Christian Democratic Party
The Croatian Christian Democratic Party was created in 1990 and modelled after the Christian Democrat parties of Western Europe, although, due to specific circumstances of early 1990s Croatia, it had more right wing than centre-right rhetoric.
In the Croatian parliamentary election, 1990 it joined bloc of moderate nationalists called Coalition of People's Accord. Like all parties of that bloc, it fared badly, but one year later it had ministerial post in the "National Unity" government of Franjo Gregurić.
In the Croatian parliamentary election, 1992, HKDS, running on its own ticket, failed to enter Croatian Parliament, while its leader Ivan Cesar finished seventh in presidential race. This fiasco led HKDS to unite with Croatian Democratic Party (HDS) into Croatian Christian Democratic Union. Dissident faction of HKDS continued to operate under the party's old name.
Party of Croatian Renaissance
Croatian Demochristians was a minor right-wing conservative political party that was founded in 2002.
- "Osnovana Hrvatska demokršćanska stranka". Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 28 January 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
- Profile at HIDRA.hr (Croatian)