- Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
President Dragan Čović Secretary-General Vlado Džoić Spokesperson Mišo Relota Founded 18 August 1990 Headquarters Kneza Domagoja b. b.,
88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
European affiliation Croatian Democratic Union Official colors Blue Ethnic group Croats House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina House of Representatives of Federation House of Peoples of Federation Website http://www.hdzbih.org
The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine, HDZ BiH) is a political party of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an observer member of the European People's Party (EPP).
The party was formed on 18 August 1990, at the 1st party convention held in Sarajevo, and it has participated in all multi-party elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1991. It regularly won the support of the Croatian electorate up to 2000, and participated in the government. It returned to power in 2002, where it remained until 2006.
At the legislative election of October 2002, the party was part of the Coalition (Koalicija), that won 9.5% of the popular vote and 5 out of 42 seats in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 16 out of 140 seats in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Major leaders have included Mate Boban, Jadranko Prlić, Dario Kordić, Ante Jelavić, Dragan Čović, Ivo Miro Jović. Dario Kordić has been convicted of war crimes at the International War Crime Tribunal in Hague, while Prlić is currently being tried for war crimes stemming from his involvement with the Herceg-Bosna,.
The party has had two splinter factions so far:
- New Croatian Initiative (Nova hrvatska inicijativa, NHI), led by Krešimir Zubak
- Croatian Democratic Union 1990 (Hrvatska demokratska zajednica 1990, HDZ 1990), led by Božo Ljubić
- Davorin Perinović (1990)
- Stjepan Kljuić (1990–1992)
- Milenko Brkić (1992)
- Mate Boban (1992–1994)
- Dario Kordić (1994–1995)
- Božo Rajić (1995–1998)
- Ante Jelavić (1998–2002)
- Bariša Čolak (2002–2005)
- Dragan Čović (2005-)
Political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina Multi-ethnic partiesSocial Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina • Bosnian Party • Citizens' Democratic Party
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