Serb Democratic Party (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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Serb Democratic Party
Српска демократска Странка
Srpska Demokratska Stranka
Leader Mladen Bosić
Founder Radovan Karadžić
Founded 1992
Headquarters Banja Luka
Ideology Serbian nationalism[1]
Political position Far-right[1]
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Blue
Ethnic group Serbs
House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
4 / 42
National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska
18 / 83
6,800 / 29,670
Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Political parties

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 Serb Democratic Party is under sanctions from the United States. The sanctions prohibit any transfer of funds and material from the United States to the SDS and vice versa.[2]

The SDS made major gains in the 2012 elections.

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Bosnia and Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ 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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