Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
President Dragan Čović
Founded 18 August 1990
Headquarters Kneza Domagoja b. b.,
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Membership  (2014) 35,000[citation needed]
Ideology Christian democracy[1]
Conservatism
Federalism[2]
Croatian nationalism
Political position Centre-right to Right-wing
European affiliation European People's Party
Colors Blue
HoR BiH
4 / 42
HoP BiH
4 / 15
HoR FBiH
12 / 98
HoP FBiH
13 / 58
Assembly of RS
0 / 83
Website
http://www.hdzbih.org

The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine or HDZ BiH) is the largest political party of Bosnian Croats. It is an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP).

The party was formed on 18 August 1990, at the first party convention held in Sarajevo, and it participated in all multiparty elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1991. It regularly won support of the Croat electorate up to 2000, and took part in forming the government. It returned to power in 2002, where it remained until 2010.

In the October 2002 Bosnian general election the party was part of the Croatian Coalition (Koalicija) which won 9.5% of the popular vote and five out of 42 seats in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 16 out of 140 seats in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2006 the party joined the Croatian People's Assembly, an alliance of Bosnian Croat political parties, along with the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Croat People's Union.

The party has had two splinter factions so far:[when?]

Party presidents[edit]

Cantonal election results[edit]

Cantonal election Cantonal Assembly
Una-Sana Posavina Tuzla Zenica-Doboj Bosnian Podrinje Goražde Central Bosnia Herzegovina-Neretva West Herzegovina Sarajevo Canton 10 Total won / Total contested
1996
1 / 50
17 / 20
3 / 50
9 / 59
0 / 31
23 / 55
28 / 50
29 / 31
3 / 45
13 / 15
125 / 406
1998
1 / 50
17 / 30
2 / 50
4 / 50
0 / 31
18 / 50
25 / 50
26 / 31
1 / 45
18 / 30
112 / 417
2000
0 / 30
7 / 19
1 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
8 / 28
13 / 28
15 / 21
1 / 35
12 / 23
59 / 279
2002
0 / 30
10 / 21
0 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
10 / 30
15 / 30
18 / 23
0 / 35
13 / 25
68 / 289
2006
0 / 30
7 / 21
0 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
6 / 30
7 / 30
9 / 23
0 / 35
5 / 25
36 / 289
2010
0 / 30
8 / 21
1 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
7 / 30
10 / 30
13 / 23
0 / 35
7 / 25
48 / 289
2014
0 / 30
7 / 21
0 / 35
2 / 35
0 / 25
8 / 30
11 / 30
14 / 23
0 / 35
9 / 25
51 / 289

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Haynes; Anja Hennig. Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects. 
  2. ^ "Prijedlog HDZ-a BiH: četiri federalne jedinice - jedna s hrvatskom većinom" (in Croatian). Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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