Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights

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Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights
Leader Dražen Keleminec
Founded 2005
Headquarters Zagreb
Ideology Croatian nationalism
Social conservatism
Anti-communism
Radical nationalism
Euroscepticism
Ustasha ideology
Political position Far-right
International affiliation none
Website
http://hrvatskipravasi.hr/

The Autochthonous Croatian Party of Right (Croatian: Autohtona-Hrvatska stranka prava or A-HSP) is a far right, neo-Nazi and social conservative political party founded in Koprivnica, in 2005, after the merging of Croatian Rightists and Croatian Right Movement. The goal of the Movement is to unite all rightist parties in Croatia such as the HSP, the HSP 1861, the HČSP and others. It was very critical of the HSP's political positions until 2009.

A-HSP is pro-life and advocates protection of marriage as well as motherhood, children and youth, people of special needs and the nature. It is strongly against Croatian accession to EU and NATO and advocates irredentism of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Boka Kotorska, Srijem and Bač.[1]

The party changed its name from United Supporters of the Croatian Party of Rights Movement to Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights in 2009.

In 2010 the A-HSP publicly burned a copy of the Serb minority publication Novosti, whose HQ had to be protected by the police for a week.

In the European Parliament election, 2013 A-HSP received 2350 votes (0.32%) which was not enough to gain a seat.

In 2015, the Croatian Minister of the Interior, Ranko Ostojić, banned the party's rally in Zagreb's central square.[2]

In 2017, the party organized a march through the Croatian capital in order to show their support and declare allegiance to then-recently elected American president Donald Trump. During the march, the party's members, dressed in black uniforms, were waving flags of the German neo-Nazi NPD party and USA flags while shouting the Ustasha salute "Za dom spremni". After the rally the party's leader Dražen Keleminec was arrested by the police for disturbing the public peace and quiet. The Croatian government condemned this rally on that same day for promoting Ustasha ideology and Nazism.[3] The following day, the U.S. embassy in Zagreb reacted by publishing a statement in which they strongly condemned the march and rejected any attempts to connect the USA with Ustasha ideology.[4]

In April 2018, party's leader, Dražen Keleminec was arrested near Jasenovac for disturbing public peace and quiet and insulting police officers.[5]

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of total votes % of overall vote # of seats won Rank
2013[6] 2,350 Increase 0.32% Increase
0 / 12
27 Increase

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