Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
President Dragan Čović
Secretary-General Vlado Džoić
Spokesperson Mišo Relota
Founded 18 August 1990
Headquarters Kneza Domagoja b. b.,
88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ideology Christian democracy[1]
Croatian nationalism
Conservatism
Anti-communism
European affiliation European People's Party
Colors Blue
House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 / 42
House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 / 15
House of Representatives of the Federation
12 / 98
House of Peoples of the Federation
9 / 58
Municipalities:
1,033 / 29,670
Website
http://www.hdzbih.org

The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine, HDZ BiH) is the largest political party of Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP).

The party was formed on 18 August 1990, at the 1st party convention held in Sarajevo, and it has participated in all multi-party elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1991. It regularly won the support of the Croatian electorate up to 2000, and participated in the government. It returned to power in 2002, where it remained until 2010.

At the legislative election of October 2002, the party was part of the Croatian Coalition (Koalicija), that won 9.5% of the popular vote and 5 out of 42 seats in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 16 out of 140 seats in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2006 the party joined the Croatian National Assembly with the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Croatian People's Union.

The party has had two splinter factions so far:

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  1. ^ Jeff Haynes; Anja Hennig (3 July 2013). Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects. Routledge. pp. 17–. ISBN 978-1-136-66171-6. 

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