HDZ – Hrvatska demokratska zajednica

15.09.2014

Croatian Democratic Union (Hrvatska demokratska zajednica,HDZ)

 

- date of foundation: 17th June 1989

- leader: Tomislav Karamarko

- ideology: christian democracy, national conservatism (centre-right)

- international affiliation: Centrist Democrat International, International Democrat Union

- political group in EP: European People’s Party

- elections results:

National assembly after 1989:

Election Total won seats Percentage
April-May 1990 55/80 41,9%
August 1992 85/138 44,7%
October 1995 75/127 45,2%
January 2000 46/151 26,9%
November 2003 66/151 33,9%
November 2007 66/153 36,6%
December 2011 44/151 23,5%

European Parliament – 2014: 5 seats (41,42%)

 

After 8 years of ruling in Croatia this party lost elections because many corruption scandals (former prime minister Ivo Sanader is in jail because of corruption). However, they “made some reforms” in party and they have elected new leadership so popularity of this party is again growing which was shown in the last elections for the EU parliament.

The main opposition party. Recent data shows that it enjoys support of 24.8 % of the voters.

This party supports the EU and has often emphasise its role in Croatia` s membership in the EU.