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 European People's Party
International affiliation International Democrat Union (observer)
Colours Red, Blue, White
Ethnic group Serbs
House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 / 42
National Assembly of the Republika Srpska
7 / 83
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]

Election Results[edit]

2000 General Election in Republika Srpska[edit]

2002 General Election[edit]

  • House of Representatives: 4.7% of the Bosnian votes, two seats out of 42
  • Council of Ministers President: Dragan Mikerević (15 March 2002 - 23 December 2002)
  • National Assembly of Republika Srpska: nine seats out of 83
  • Republika Srpska Prime Minister: Dragan Mikerević (17 January 2003 - 17 February 2005)

2006 General Election[edit]

  • House of Representatives: 5.1% of the Republika Srpska votes, one seat out of 42
  • National Assembly of Republika Srpska: 7.1% of the Republika Srpska votes, eight seats out of 83

2010 General Election[edit]

  • House of Representatives: 6.5% of the Republika Srpska votes, one seat out of 42
  • National Assembly of Republika Srpska: seven seats out of 83

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–

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.

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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