List of political parties in Croatia

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This article lists political parties in Croatia.

Croatia has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must collaborate in order to form coalition governments. Between January 1990, when political parties were legalized in Croatia, and March 2015, 264 political parties were registered, out of which 118 have since been struck from the register.[1]

Modern parties[edit]

Political parties with elected representation at the national level[edit]

Name Abbr. Ideology Leader Sabor
Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske
SDP Centre-left, social democracy, anti-fascism[2] Zoran Milanović 61
Croatian Democratic Union
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
HDZ Centre-right, Christian democracy, national conservatism, liberal conservatism[3] Tomislav Karamarko 44
Croatian People's Party-Liberal Democrats
Hrvatska narodna stranka - liberalni demokrati
HNS Liberalism, free market, progressivism[4][5] Vesna Pusić 14
Croatian Labourists - Labour Party
Hrvatski laburisti - stranka rada
HL Labor rights, Democratic socialism Nansi Tireli 6
Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja
Hrvatski demokratski savez Slavonije i Baranje
HDSSB Slavonian regionalism, conservativism, right-wing populism Vladimir Šišljagić 6
Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor
IDS Istrian regionalism, left-wing populism, anti-fascism, social liberalism Ivan Jakovčić 3
Croatian Party of Pensioners
Hrvatska stranka umirovljenika
HSU Single-issue politics (pensioner's rights) Silvano Hrelja 3
Independent Democratic Serb Party
Samostalna demokratska srpska stranka
SDSS Serb minority politics, social democracy, liberal democracy, anti-fascism Vojislav Stanimirović 3
Croatian Citizen Party
Hrvatska građanska stranka
HGS Right-wing populism Željko Kerum 2
Sustainable Development of Croatia
Održivi razvoj Hrvatske
ORaH Sustainable development, Green politics, Social progressivism Mirela Holy 1
Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević
Hrvatska stranka prava dr. Ante Starčević
HSP AS National conservatism, right-wing populism Ruža Tomašić 1
Democratic Centre
Demokratski centar
DC Liberal conservatism Vesna Škare-Ožbolt 1
Croatian Peasant Party
Hrvatska seljačka stranka
HSS Agrarianism, centrist, Green conservatism, social conservatism Branko Hrg 1

Political parties previously with elected representation at a national level[edit]

Other parties[edit]

Historical parties[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]