Party of Democratic Progress

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Party of Democratic Progress

Партија демократског прогреса РС
Partija demokratskog progresa RS
LeaderBranislav Borenović
FounderMladen Ivanić
Founded26 September 1999
HeadquartersBanja Luka
IdeologySerbian nationalism[1]
National conservatism[2]
Political positionCentre-right
European affiliationEuropean People's Party (observer)
International affiliationInternational Democrat Union (observer)
ColoursRed, Blue, White
House of Representatives
2 / 42
House of Peoples
0 / 15
National Assembly of the Republika Srpska
9 / 83
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.


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
2002 54,756 10.7%
9 / 83
2006 38,681 6.86%
8 / 83
2010 47,806 7.55%
7 / 83
2014 48,845 7.38%
7 / 83
2018 69,948 10.22%
9 / 83

Positions held[edit]

Major positions held by Party of Democratic Progress members:

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Years
Mladen Ivanić 2014–2018
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dragan Mikerević 2002
Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Years
Mladen Ivanić 2001-2003
Dragan Mikerević 2003-2005


  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Bosnia-Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ Bakke, Elisabeth (18 February 2010). "Party Systems since 1989". In Ramet, Sabrina P. (ed.). Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989. Cambridge University Press. p. 79.
  3. ^ Glas Javnosti (Serbian)

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