Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska Partija Bosne i Hercegovine
President Nermin Nikšić
Secretary-General Irfan Čengić[1]
Founder Nijaz Duraković
Founded 27. December 1992
Headquarters Alipašina 41,
71000 Sarajevo
Youth wing Youth Forum SDP BiH
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International
European affiliation Party of European Socialists (associate)
Colours Red
House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 / 42
House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 / 15
House of Representatives of Federation
11 / 98
House of Peoples of Federation
21 / 58
7,988 / 29,670
Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Political parties

The Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: Socijaldemokratska Partija Bosne i Hercegovine, SDP BiH) is a multi-ethnic[2][3] social-democratic political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The party is the successor of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was enlarged by the inclusion of the Socijaldemokrati BiH party to the original SDP.

The current president of the party is Bosniak Nermin Nikšić.

In the 2010 legislative elections[4] the party won:

In local (mayoral and city council) elections held on 7 October 2012 the party exceeded their own expectations.[5]

The party lost the 2014 general election.[6]

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  2. ^ Farrand, Robert William (2011), Reconstruction and Peace Building in the Balkans: The Brčko Experience, Rowman & Littlefield, p. 62 
  3. ^ Bideleux, Robert; Jeffries, Ian (2007), The Balkans: A Post-Communist History, Routledge, p. 376–377 
  4. ^ Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. ^ SDP Exceeds Expectations
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