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 Political position Leader Sabor
Croatian Democratic Union
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
HDZ Christian democracy
National conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Pro-Europeanism[2]
Centre-Right
Andrej Plenković
55 / 151
Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Socijaldemokratska partija
SDP Social democracy[3]
Social liberalism
Antifascism
Progressivism
Pro-Europeanism
Secularism
Centre-Left
Davor Bernardić
29 / 151
Bridge of Independent Lists
Most nezavisnih lista
Most Fiscal conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Big tent
Centre
Božo Petrov
11 / 151
Croatian Peasant Party
Hrvatska seljačka stranka
HSS Agrarianism
Green liberalism
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism[4]
Centre-Left
Krešo Beljak
4 / 151
Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats
Hrvatska narodna stranka - liberalni demokrati
HNS Liberalism
Social liberalism
Centrism
Pro-Europeanism[5][6]
Centre Ivan Vrdoljak
4 / 151
Civic Liberal Alliance
Građansko-liberalni savez
GLAS Social progressivism
Social liberalism
Anti-fascism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-Left
Anka Mrak-Taritaš
4 / 151
Human Blockade
Živi zid
ŽZ Populism
Occupy Movement
Anti-establishment
Anti-globalization
Euroscepticism
Syncretic Ivan Vilibor Sinčić
3 / 151
Independent Democratic Serb Party
Samostalna demokratska srpska stranka
SDSS Serb minority politics
Liberal democracy
Social democracy
Anti-fascism
Centre-Left
Milorad Pupovac
3 / 151
Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor
IDS-DDI Istria regionalism
Social liberalism
Anti-fascism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-Left
Boris Miletić
3 / 151
Bandić Milan 365 - Labour and Solidarity Party
Bandić Milan 365 - Stranka rada i solidarnosti
BM 365 Social democracy
Populism
Centre-Left
Milan Bandić
3 / 151
Independents for Croatia
Bruna Esih-Zlatko Hasanbegović: Neovisni za Hrvatsku
NHR National conservatism
Social conservatism
Anticommunism
Right-wing populism
Far-Right Bruna Esih
2 / 151
Croatian Christian Democratic Party
Hrvatska demokršćanska stranka
HDS Christian democracy
National conservatism
Right wing Goran Dodig
2 / 151
Croatian Party of Pensioners
Hrvatska stranka umirovljenika
HSU Single-issue politics
(pensioners' rights)
Social justice
Centre-Left
Silvano Hrelja
1 / 151
Democrats
Demokrati
Demokrati Social democracy
Social liberalism
Green politics
Centre-Left
Mirando Mrsić
1 / 151
People's Party - Reformists
Narodna stranka - reformisti
NS-R Economic liberalism Centre Radimir Čačić
1 / 151
Croatian Social Liberal Party
Hrvatska socijalno-liberalna stranka
HSLS Conservative liberalism Centre Darinko Kosor
1 / 151
Independent Youth List
Nezavisna lista mladih
NLM Populism Syncretic Ante Pranić
1 / 151
Let's Change Croatia
Promijenimo Hrvatsku
PH Populism Syncretic Ivan Lovrinović
1 / 151
POWER - People's and Civic Engagement Party
SNAGA - Stranka narodnog i građanskog aktivizma
SNAGA Populism
Fiscal reformism
Syncretic Goran Aleksić
1 / 151
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
HRAST - Movement for Successful Croatia
HRAST - Pokret za uspješnu Hrvatsku
HRAST Political catholicism Right wing Ladislav Ilčić
1 / 151

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)