Croatian Labourists – Labour Party

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Croatian Labourists – Labour Party

Hrvatski laburisti – Stranka rada
LeaderDavid Bregovac
FounderDragutin Lesar
Founded27 February 2010 (2010-02-27)[1]
HeadquartersZagreb, Croatia
Membership (2013)9,502 (2013)[2]
IdeologyDemocratic socialism[3]
Left-wing populism
Labor rights
Social democracy[3]
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
National affiliationCroatia is Growing
Amsterdam Coalition
European affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
Colours     Orange
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The Croatian Labourists – Labour Party (Croatian: Hrvatski laburisti - Stranka rada) is a social-democratic and democratic socialist political party in Croatia.

It was formed in 2010 by a former trade unionist and People's Party MP Dragutin Lesar, who was the party's only member of parliament in the 6th assembly.[4]

In the 2011 parliamentary election, the party won six seats in the Croatian Parliament.

Ahead of the 2015 parliamentary election the party joined the ruling Croatia is Growing coalition with the Social Democratic Party of Croatia and liberal parties. As a result, MP Mladen Novak resigned in protest and joined the green party ORaH.

Election history[edit]


Croatian Parliament
Election Votes Seats Role
# % Rank # ±
2011 121,785 5.1 3rd new in opposition
2015 6,861 With HR Decrease 3 in opposition
2016 4,821 0.3 10th Decrease 3 in opposition

European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election Votes Seats
# % Rank # ±
2013 42,750 5.8 3rd new
2014 31,363 3.4 5th Decrease 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Političke stranke". Croatian Encyclopedia (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  4. ^ "Dragutin Lesar - Croatian Labourists - Labour Party". Members of Parliament in 6th Session. Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 2011-05-28.

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