Serb Democratic Party (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Serb Democratic Party|
|Српска демократска Странка
Srpska Demokratska Stranka
|Political position||Far-right (until 2009)|
|House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska|
|Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Serb Democratic Party (Serbian: Српска демократска Странка, СДС / Srpska Demokratska Stranka, SDS) is a political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is currently led by Mladen Bosić, who succeeded Dragan Čavić.
In the parliamentary elections of October 2006, the SDS lost its status as the leading party in Republika Srpska and the main Serb party in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), led by the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik.
The SDS made major gains in the 2012 elections.
Notable former members
- Radovan Karadžić (active 1989-1996) - founder and first president of the SDS. On trial at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY); for crimes against humanity, crimes against life and health, genocide, grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, murder, plunder, and violations of the laws or customs of war.
- Momčilo Krajišnik - convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity, violations of the laws of war, and grave breaches of the Geneva Convention.
- Biljana Plavšić (active 1989-1997) - pleaded guilty to one count of crimes against humanity for her part in persecuting Bosnian Muslims and Croats during the Bosnian War.
- Milorad Ekmečić - historian
- Nikola Koljević
- Caspersen, Nina (2010-01-01). Contested Nationalism: Serb Elite Rivalry in Croatia and Bosnia in the 1990s. Berghahn Books. pp. 79–. ISBN 9781845457266. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
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