Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska Partija Bosne i Hercegovine
President Zlatko Lagumdžija
Secretary-General Nermin Nikšić
Founded 1909
Preceded by

1909-1919 Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina ;
1919-1948 Communist Party of Yugoslavia;
1948-1990 League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

1990- League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Party of Democratic Changes
Headquarters Alipašina 41,
71000 Sarajevo
Youth wing Youth Forum SDP BiH
Membership 50,000[1]
Ideology Social democracy
Secularism
Bosnian unitarism
Anti-clericalism
Political position Centre-Left
International affiliation Socialist International
European affiliation Party of European Socialists (associate)
Colours Red
House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
8 / 42
House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 / 15
House of Representatives of Federation
28 / 98
House of Peoples of Federation
21 / 58
Municipalities:
7,988 / 29,670
Website
www.sdp.ba
Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Political parties
Elections

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 Zlatko Lagumdžija, Bosnian foreign minister.[4]

In the 2010 legislative elections[5] the party won:

In local (mayoral and city council) elections held on 7 October 2012 the party exceeded their own expectations.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Organizacija". SDP. Retrieved 5 December 2011.  (Bosnian)
  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. ^ President of the SDP
  5. ^ Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. ^ SDP Exceeds Expectations