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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] "Right-wing, "Centre-right "Andrej Plenković
55 / 151
"Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske
SDP "Social democracy, "Anti-fascism, "Pro-Europeanism[3] "Centre-left "Davor Bernardić
36 / 151
"Bridge of Independent Lists
Most nezavisnih lista
Most "Fiscal conservatism, "Economic liberalism, "Big tent "Centre, "Centre-right "Božo Petrov
11 / 151
"Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats
Hrvatska narodna stranka - liberalni demokrati
HNS "Liberalism, "Economic liberalism [4][5] "Centre "Ivan Vrdoljak
5 / 151
"Croatian Peasant Party
Hrvatska seljačka stranka
HSS "Agrarianism, "Green conservatism, "Sustainable development, "Pro-Europeanism "Centre "Krešo Beljak
5 / 151
"Civic Liberal Alliance
Građansko-liberalni savez
GLAS "Social liberalism, "Social progressivism, "Anti-fascism, "Pro-Europeanism "Centre, "Centre-left "Anka Mrak-Taritaš
4 / 151
"Human Blockade
Živi zid
ŽZ "Populism, "Occupy Movement, "Anti-establishment "Syncretic politics "Ivan Vilibor Sinčić
3 / 151
"Independent Democratic Serb Party
Samostalna demokratska srpska stranka
SDSS "Serb "minority politics, "Liberal democracy, "Social democracy, "Anti-fascism "Centre "Milorad Pupovac
3 / 151
"Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor
IDS-DDI "Istrian "regionalism, "Social liberalism, "Anti-fascism, "Pro-Europeanism "Centre "Boris Miletić
3 / 151
"Independents for Croatia
Esih - Hasanbegović: Neovisni za Hrvatsku
NHR "National conservatism, "Social conservatism, "Anticommunism "Right-wing Bruna Esih
2 / 151
"Croatian Christian Democratic Party
Hrvatska demokršćanska stranka
HDS "Christian democracy "Right-wing Goran Dodig
2 / 151
"Croatian Social Liberal Party
Hrvatska socijalno-liberalna stranka
HSLS "Conservative liberalism "Centre "Darinko Kosor
1 / 151
"Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja
Hrvatski demokratski savez Slavonije i Baranje
HDSSB "Slavonian "regionalism, "Conservativism "Right-wing "Branimir Glavaš
1 / 151
"Bandić Milan 365 - Labour and Solidarity Party BM 365 - Stranka rada i solidarnosti BM 365 "Social democracy, "Populism "Centre, "Syncretic politics "Milan Bandić
1 / 151
"People's Party - Reformists
Narodna stranka - reformisti
NS-R "Social liberalism "Centre "Radimir Čačić
1 / 151
"HRAST - Movement for Successful Croatia
HRAST - Pokret za uspješnu Hrvatsku
HRAST "Christian democracy, "Political catholicism "Right-wing Ladislav Ilčić
1 / 151
"Croatian Party of Pensioners
Hrvatska stranka umirovljenika
HSU "Single-issue politics (pensioners' rights) "Centre-left "Silvano Hrelja
1 / 151
Independent Youth List
Nezavisna lista mladih
NLM "Populism "Syncretic politics Ante Pranić
1 / 151
Let's Change Croatia
Promijenimo Hrvatsku
PH "Populism "Syncretic politics Ivan Lovrinović
1 / 151
POWER - People's and Civic Engagement Party
SNAGA - Stranka narodnog i građanskog aktivizma
SNAGA "Populism, "Fiscal reformism "Syncretic politics Goran Aleksić
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]


  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
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