- Socialist Labour Party of Croatia
party_name = Socialist Labour Party of Croatia
foundation = 1997
Socialism, Marxism, Communism
website = http://www.srp.hr/
international = none
Socialist Labour Party of Croatia ( _hr. Socijalistička radnička partija Hrvatske, also translated "Socialist Workers' Party") is a
leftistCroatian political partywith no parliamentary representation. It is often considered to be the leftmost of registered parties in Croatian politics [ [http://www.nacional.hr/articles/view/11031/ RH će biti zemlja 4 milijuna staraca i još toliko Europljana s vikendicama – NACIONAL ] ] [ [http://www.bhdani.com/arhiva/258/intervju.shtml Intervju Dana ] ] .
In theory, the Party is the meeting point of many different leftist ideologies [ [http://www.srp.hr/onama.htm SRP ] ] http://www.srp.hr/program.zip] .
The official paper is called "News from the Left" ( _hr. Novosti s ljevice).
Party organization in
Splitpublishes its own paper - "The Carnation" ( _hr. Gariful).
The Party was formed in
1997by a group of leftists gathered around the newspaper Croatian Left ( _hr. Hrvatska ljevica) and its chief editor Stipe Šuvar. SLP filled a hole on Croatian political left after Social Democratic Union lost influence and members and Social Democratic Action moved more to the center.
Fist elections it contested in were the parliamentary elections 2000. It got 18,863 votes (0,66%) [http://www.izbori.hr/arhiva/arhiva2000/index.htm] .
After the elections, a group of members from the
Socialist Youth (Croatia), the Party youth wing, left to form Green Left of Croatia.
In local elections in
2001, SLP managed to win some seats in smaller, ethnically mixed communities, such as Daruvar, Donji Lapac, Vrhovineetc [http://www.izbori.hr/arhiva/arhiva2001/Rezultati_IZBORA_2001_/rezultati_izbora_2001_.html] .
The party contested again in parliamentary elections 2003 and got 15,515 votes (0,59%) [http://www.izbori.hr/arhiva/sabor/index.htm] .
2004 Stipe Šuvarresigned as Party President and Ivan Plješa was elected the new President [ [http://www.srp.hr/nl3006.htm 30 ] ] .
Shortly after, a minority of members left to form
Socialist Party of Croatia - Left Alternative, mostly due to personal disputes. The activist core, including the youth wing and the entire editorial board of Croatian Left (which worked beside the late Stipe Šuvar) is still a part of the SLP.
On last local elections in
2005, SLP formed a joint list with Social Democratic Union, New Alternative Party - Green Movement, Green Left of Croatiaand Green Party but did not win any seats in local or regional Assemblies, although it came close in a few bigger towns (like Šibenik, Rijekaand Pula) [http://www.izbori.hr/arhiva/arhiva2005Lokalni/index.html] .
For 2007 elections it formed an alliance with
Left of Croatia[http://izbori.hrt.hr/content/view/548/29/] . The alliance got 9 884 votes (0.4%) [ [http://www.izbori.hr/izbori/izbori07.nsf/FI?OpenForm IZBORI 2007 ] ] .
The Party attended several
International Communist Seminars [ [http://www.icsbrussels.org/ICS/2006/Contributions_to_the_Seminar/Sci06_List%20Participants.htm Albania ] ] [ [http://www.icsbrussels.org/ICS/2003/ics2003_list_mes_en.htm International Communist Seminar • List of parties and organizations unable to attend or having sent a solidarity message ] ] hosted by the Workers' Party of Belgiumand International Conference of Communist & Workers' Parties. It also contains a group called Workers' Struggle ("Radnička borba") that is close to the reunified Fourth International[ [http://socijalistickaomladina.blog.hr/2007/08/1623035391/radnicka-borba.html Radnička borba - Socijalistička omladina Hrvatske - Blog.hr ] ] .
*The youth section of SLP is called
Socialist Youth (Croatia).
*Party sympathizers include some of
Croatian most famous intellectuals such as Predrag Matvejević, Slobodan Šnajder, Lordan Zafranović, Rade Šerbedžija, Izet Hajdarhodžićetc. Milan Kangrgawas a member, but left the party after the death of Stipe Šuvar.
*Socialist Labour Party was also the name of the first communist party in Yugoslavia.
* Socialist Labour Party supports
new social movements; party delegates have supported Zagreb Prideand the union protests.
Left of Croatia
Socialist Labour Party of Yugoslavia (Communists)
Workers' Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbian Party of Socialists (Croatia)
Socialist Party of Croatia – Left Alternative
Socialist Party of Croatia
* [http://www.srp.hr/ Official web site]
* [http://www.inet.hr/~srpgos Party organization in Split]
* [http://www.srpzagreb.com/ Party organization in Zagreb]
* [http://socijalistickaomladina.blog.hr/ Socialist Youth Blog]
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