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 (since 2016 parliamentary elections)[edit]

Name Abbr. Ideology Political position Leader Sabor Coalition Coalition total European Parliament Status
Croatian Democratic Union
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
HDZ Christian democracy
Liberal conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
[2]
Centre-Right
Andrej Plenković
55 / 151
(56 on the election day)
Patriotic coalition
59 / 151
4 / 12
government
Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Socijaldemokratska partija
SDP Social democracy[3]
Social liberalism
Anti-fascism
Progressivism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-Left
Davor Bernardić
30 / 151
(38 on the election day)
People's coalition
56 / 151
4 / 12
leader of the opposition
Croatian Peasant Party
Hrvatska seljačka stranka
HSS Agrarianism
Green liberalism
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism[4]
Centre-Left
Krešo Beljak
5 / 151
People's coalition
56 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
Bandić Milan 365 - Labour and Solidarity Party
Bandić Milan 365 - Stranka rada i solidarnosti
BM 365 Social democracy
Populism
Centre-Left
Milan Bandić
5 / 151
No coalition /
0 / 12
government support
Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats
Hrvatska narodna stranka - liberalni demokrati
HNS Liberalism
Social liberalism
Centrism
Pro-Europeanism[5][6]
Centre-Left
Predrag Štromar
4 / 151
People's coalition
56 / 151
0 / 12
opposition (–2017.)
government (2017.–)
Civic Liberal Alliance
Građansko-liberalni savez
GLAS Social progressivism
Social liberalism
Anti-fascism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-Left
Anka Mrak-Taritaš
4 / 151
People's coalition
56 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
Bridge of Independent Lists
Most nezavisnih lista
Most Fiscal conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Big tent
Centre
Božo Petrov
4 / 151
No coalition /
0 / 12
government (–2017.)
opposition (2017.–)
Independent Democratic Serb Party
Samostalna demokratska srpska stranka
SDSS Serb minority politics
Liberal democracy
Social democracy
Anti-fascism
Centre-Left
Milorad Pupovac
3 / 151
No coalition /
0 / 12
government support
Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor
IDS-DDI Istria regionalism
Social liberalism
Anti-fascism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-Left
Boris Miletić
3 / 151
People's coalition
56 / 151
1 / 12
opposition
Croatian Christian Democratic Party
Hrvatska demokršćanska stranka
HDS Christian democracy
National conservatism
Centre-Right
Goran Dodig
2 / 151
Patriotic coalition
59 / 151
0 / 12
government support
Party of anticorruption, development and transparency
Stranka antikorupcije, razvoja i transparentnosti
START Social progressivism
Social liberalism
Green politics
Centre-Left
Dalija Orešković
1 / 151
No coalition /
0 / 12
opposition
Croatian Party of Pensioners
Hrvatska stranka umirovljenika
HSU Single-issue politics
(pensioners' rights)
Social justice
Centre-Left
Silvano Hrelja
1 / 151
People's coalition
56 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
Democrats
Demokrati
Demokrati Social democracy
Social liberalism
Green politics
Centre-Left
Mirando Mrsić
1 / 151
People's coalition
56 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
Independent Youth List
Nezavisna lista mladih
NLM Populism Centre-Left
Ante Pranić
1 / 151
Alliance for change
8 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
People's Party - Reformists
Narodna stranka - reformisti
NS-R Economic liberalism Centre Radimir Čačić
1 / 151
Patriotic coalition
59 / 151
0 / 12
government support
Croatian Social Liberal Party
Hrvatska socijalno-liberalna stranka
HSLS Conservative liberalism Centre Dario Hrebak
1 / 151
Patriotic coalition
59 / 151
0 / 12
government support
Human Blockade
Živi zid
ŽZ Populism
Anti-establishment
Euroscepticism
Syncretic Ivan Vilibor Sinčić
2 / 151
Alliance for change
8 / 151
1 / 12
opposition
Let's Change Croatia
Promijenimo Hrvatsku
PH Populism Syncretic Ivan Lovrinović
1 / 151
Alliance for change
8 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
POWER - People's and Civic Engagement Party
SNAGA - Stranka narodnog i građanskog aktivizma
SNAGA Populism
Fiscal reformism
Syncretic Goran Aleksić
1 / 151
Alliance for change
8 / 151
0 / 12
opposition
Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja
Hrvatski demokratski savez Slavonije i Baranje
HDSSB Slavonia regionalism
National conservatism
Green conservatism
Right wing
Branimir Glavaš
1 / 151
Patriotic coalition
59 / 151
0 / 12
government support
Independents for Croatia
Neovisni za Hrvatsku
NHR National conservatism
Anticommunism
Right-wing populism
Far-Right Bruna Esih
1 / 151
No coalition /
0 / 12
opposition
HRAST - Movement for Successful Croatia
HRAST - Pokret za uspješnu Hrvatsku
HRAST Political catholicism Right wing Ladislav Ilčić
1 / 151
No coalition /
0 / 12
government (–2017.)
opposition (2017.–)

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

Other parties[edit]

Historical parties[edit]

Note: The Croatian adjective "narodni/a/o" could be translated as "people's" and/or "national", similar adjective "pučki/a/o" signifies "popular" or "people's" (but not "national").

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Posljednjih pet godina osnovane 63 stranke" [In the last five years 63 parties founded]. Večernji list (in Croatian). 11 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ STATUT HDZ (pdf) Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ STATUT SDP (pdf)
  4. ^ "RADIKALNI POLITIČKI ZAOKRET BELJAKOVOG HSS-a, STRANKA IMA NOVU STRATEGIJU 'Zbogom demokršćanstvu, mi smo progresivni liberali'".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)