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Human Shield
Živi zid
President "Ivan Vilibor Sinčić
Founder "Ivan Pernar
Founded 2011[1]
Headquarters "Zagreb, "Croatia
"Ideology "Big tent
"Soft Euroscepticism[2][3]
"Modern Monetary Theory
"Political position "Syncretic
Colours      "Yellow
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"European Parliament
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Human Shield ("Croatian: Živi zid, literally translated as "Living Wall"[4]) is a "populist "political party in "Croatia, formed out of an anti-eviction group of the same name.[2] Also known as Human Blockade, the group fights foreclosures by occupying property and forming a "human shield", hence the name.

The party grew out of the organization that operated until 2014 as the Alliance for Change ("Croatian: Savez za promjene).[5] The organization formed into a party ahead of the "2014–15 presidential election, supporting the candidacy of "Ivan Vilibor Sinčić.

The party refuses to be characterized as being left or right and claims adherence to "humanist values.[6]



The Party believes that the current monetary system is unfair and unsustainable because it is based on money as debt, i.e. all the money in circulation comes as a loan with an interest rate that never went into circulation (only principal did), which is, according to the Party, the cause of many evictions in Croatia.

The Party stands for:[6]

Electoral results[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

"Presidency of Croatia
Election year Candidate First Round Second Round
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
"2014–15 "Ivan Vilibor Sinčić 293,570 16.4 (#3)

Parliament ("Sabor)[edit]

Election In coalition with Votes won Percentage Seats won Change Government
(Coalition totals) (ŽZ only)
"2011 (December) (as Savez za promjene)
15,379 0.63
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Steady Extra-parliamentary
"2015 (November) None 94,877 4.24 (#4)
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Increase 1 Opposition
"2016 (September) Change Croatia, "Youth Action,
Alphabet of democracy, "HDSS
117,208 6.23 (#4)
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Increase 2 Opposition

European Parliament[edit]

Election In coalition with Votes won Percentage Seats won Change
"May 2014 None
(as Savez za promjene)
4,313 0.47 (#10)
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  1. ^ "Year of registration" (in Croatian). Živi zid. 2014. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Živi zid: socijal-populizam na hrvatski način" (in Croatian). Tportal. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe. 
  4. ^ Milekic, Sven (14 October 2015), "'Outsider' Parties to Influence Croatia Poll Outcome", BalkanInsight 
    Prelec, Tena (7–9 November 2015). "Croatian elections: a final look at the parties and the campaign". EuroPP – European Politics and Policy. London School of Economics and Political Science. Comment. 
    Neubert, Nils (28 December 2014). "Croatians disillusioned with politics - and the EU". DW. 
  5. ^ "Središnji državni ured za razvoj digitalnog društva - Političke stranke i izbori" (in Croatian). Digured.hr. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Živi zid" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-04-24. 

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