Party of Democratic Progress

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Party of Democratic Progress
Партија демократског прогреса РС
Partija demokratskog progresa RS
Leader Branislav Borenović
Founded 1999
Headquarters Banja Luka
Ideology Serbian nationalism[1]
Conservatism[1]
National conservatism[2]
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation none
International affiliation International Democrat Union (observer)
Colours Red, Blue, White
Ethnic group Serbs
House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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National Assembly of the Republika Srpska
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Website
www.pdp.rs.ba
Mladen Ivanić, the founder of the Party of Democratic Progress

The Party of Democratic Progress (Serbian: Партија демократског прогреса (ПДП) РС / Partija demokratskog progresa (PDP) RS) is a Serbian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the third-largest party in Republika Srpska.

History[edit]

PDP was established in Banja Luka on 26 September 1999. During the founding assembly, Mladen Ivanić was elected as the president of the party, while Branko Dokić and Zoran Đerić were elected as vice presidents.[3]

International Cooperation[edit]

The party is an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP) and International Democrat Union (IDU).

In terms of bilateral cooperation with other European parties, PDP maintains strong links with the Conservative Party (UK), Moderate Party (Sweden), Christian Democratic Union (Germany), SDKU (Slovakia), Austrian People's Party, New Democracy (Greece) and Democratic Party of Serbia and G17 Plus from Serbia.

PDP also has good relations with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Robert Schuman Institute and Democrat Youth Community of Europe.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament of Republika Srpska
Year Popular vote  % of popular vote # of seats Government
2000 76.810 12.3%
11 / 83
governmnent
2002 54.756 10.7%
9 / 83
government
2006 38.681 6.86%
8 / 83
opposition
2010 47.806 7.55%
7 / 83
opposition
2014 48.845 7.38%
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opposition

Positions held[edit]

Major positions held by Party of Democratic Progress members:

Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Years
Mladen Ivanić 2001-2003
Dragan Mikerević 2003-2005
Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Years
Mladen Ivanić 2014–

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wolfram Nordsieck. "Bosnia and Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Bakke, Elisabeth (2010), "Central and East European party systems since 1989", Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989, Cambridge University Press, p. 79 
  3. ^ Glas Javnosti (Serbian)

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