Croatian Pure Party of Rights

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Croatian Pure Party of Rights
Hrvatska čista stranka prava
President Ivan Pandža
Secretary Luka Podrug
Founded 12 December 1992 (1992-12-12)
Headquarters Zagreb, Croatia
Ideology Ultranationalism
National conservatism
Anti-communism
Political position Far-right
Colours Black
Sabor
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European Parliament
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Website
hcsp.hr

Croatian Pure Party of Rights (Croatian: Hrvatska čista stranka prava or HČSP) is a far right political party in Croatia founded in 1992. The party claims to be an ideological descendant of the identically named right-wing historical party which was active in the early 20th century and which advocated the right to self-determination for Croatia at the time when the country was part of Austria-Hungary and Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

In the Croatian parliamentary election, 2011, a coalition consisting of Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević and Croatian Pure Party of Rights won one parliamentary seat, held by Ruža Tomašić from HSP-AS.[1]

History[edit]

The original HČSP was founded in 1904 by the Kvaternik and other factions of the Croatian Party of Rights (HSP), calling on the tradition of one of the Frankovci, a historical right-wing fraction movement of the Party of Rights from late 19th and early 20th century. Like most right-wing parties in Croatia, the HČSP claim a legacy descending from Ante Starčević.[2][3]

The party was reconstituted in 1992.

Ideology[edit]

The party supports the Ustaša Independent State of Croatia (NDH) and its leader Ante Pavelić. The official HČSP website features celebrations of Pavelić's 120th birthday, and the party members expressed loyalty to him by laying flowers on the grave of his parents, and attending church mass in honor of Pavelić.[4] Luka Podrug, candidate of the HDZ-led coalition for the parliamentary elections 2015, expressed admiration for the Ustaše. At the Split cemetery on April 10, 2006, he celebrated the establishment of NDH saying that it is a "day that every normal Croat respects and celebrates, as a day comparable to their child's birthday"[5]

Party policy would introduce lustration to the Croatian system, and would also cease cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The party opposes Croatia joining the EU and NATO membership.[2]

Internal policies would include banning abortion and not allowing same-sex marriages. Amnesty given to Serbs who participated in the rebellion, as well as the return of Serbs, would be cancelled.[6]

Regional Representation[edit]

HČSP contested local elections in Split and Split-Dalmatia County.[7]

2007 election and accusations of antisemitism[edit]

The party announced that it would spend 600,000 kuna for the campaign.[6] The youngest person competing in the 2007 elections, Kristina Posavec stated she has chosen to be on HČSP list because "it is against EU, NATO and gay marriages". [8]

In one of the election debates, party leader Josip Miljak stated that the "profit of INA goes to Hungary, to MOL, to the Jewish capital, while we are left only with the pollution." After this statement, HNS's Goran Beus Richembergh and SDP's Tonino Picula left the TV studio in protest.[9]

The Party was involved in a violent opposition to Zagreb Pride demonstrations, with some of the protesters raising hands in Nazi salute.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kukuriku osigurao apsolutnu većinu sa 80 mandata, HDZ ih osvaja 47" (in Serbo-Croatian). Dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Program - HČSP – Hrvatska čista stranka prava". www.hcsp.hr. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  3. ^ History and Program
  4. ^ "Članovi HČSP-a položili vijence na grob Pavelićevih roditelja - Miljak najavio mimohod nacionalista kroz Zagreb". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Serbo-Croatian). 2012-04-10. Archived from the original on 2016-12-08. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Milanović: U HDZ-ovoj koaliciji su obožavatelji Ante Pavelića". Faktograf.hr. Retrieved 2016-02-14. 
  6. ^ a b "HČSP – Hrvatska čista stranka prava". www.hcsp.hr. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  7. ^ http://www.izbori.hr/arhiva/arhiva2005Lokalni/rezultati/Z17_SPLITSKO-DALMATINSKA.pdf[dead link]
  8. ^ RTL Televizija - Vijesti - RTL s najmlađom i najstarijom kandidatkinjom
  9. ^ Marijana Zrinjski (16 November 2007). "Picula iz protesta napustio HTV-ovu emisiju" [Picula leaves Croatian Radiotelevision show in protest]. Nacional (in Serbo-Croatian). Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  10. ^ wwpproject (2010-06-22). "Zagreb Pride – June 19, 2010". WWP: BEHIND THE PHOTOS. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 

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