Croatia: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

HDZ

Croatian Democratic Union
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

HDZ (Hrvatska demokratska zajednica) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 66 MPs.

HDZ is a conservative party that emphasizes Croatian national interests. It advocates for strengthening national identity and sovereignty.

HNS

Croatian People’s Party-Liberal Democrats
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

HNS (Hrvatska narodna stranka–liberalni demokrati) is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

SDP

Social Democratic Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Opposition

SDP (Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 41 MPs.

SDP is a social democratic party that emphasizes social justice and equality. It advocates for the strengthening of social security and workers' rights.

DP

Homeland Movement
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

DP (Domovinski pokret) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 16 seats.

The party emphasizes the values of national sovereignty, cultural identity, and Croatia's security. It advocates for the strengthening of national interests.

Most

Bridge of Independent Lists
Centre-right
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

Most (Most nezavisnih lista) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.

The party Most! emphasizes transparency, integrity, and citizen participation in political decisions. Its goal is to reform Croatia's political landscape.

Možemo!

We can! - political platform
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Možemo! (Možemo! - politička platforma) is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 7 seats.

Pametno

Pametno – Intelligently
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Pametno is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 3 seats.

Reformisti

People's Party – Reformists
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Reformisti (Narodna stranka - Reformisti) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.

BM 365

Bandić Milan 365 – Labour and Solidarity Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

BM 365 (Bandić Milan 365–Stranka rada i solidarnosti) is a center-left party from Croatia.

Centar

Centre
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

Centar is a liberal party from Croatia.

CENTAR places significant importance on the principles of political stability, economic prosperity, and social balance. The party aims to shape a balanced policy that prioritizes the citizens' needs.

Fokus

Focus
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

Fokus is a liberal party from Croatia.

HDS

Croatian Christian Democratic Party
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

HDS (Hrvatska demokršćanska stranka) is a center-right party from Croatia.

HSLS

Croatian Social Liberal Party
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

HSLS (Hrvatska socialno-liberalna stranka) is a liberal party from Croatia.

HSS

Croatian Peasant Party
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

HSS (Hrvatska seljačka stranka) is a center-right party from Croatia.

HSU

Croatian Party of Pensioners
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

HSU (Hrvatska stranka umirovljenika) is a center-left party from Croatia.

HSU places significant emphasis on the dignity and rights of older individuals. The party is a staunch advocate for social security, healthcare, and enhancing the living conditions of seniors.

Hrvatski suverenisti

Croatian Sovereignists
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
No seats

Hrvatski suverenisti is a right-wing party from Croatia.

IDS

Istrian Democratic Assembly
Centre-left
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

IDS (Istarski demokratski sabor) is a center-left party from Croatia.

KH

The Key of Croatia
Transversal
NI
EU Parliament
No seats

KH (Ključ Hrvatske) is a party of undefinable orientation from Croatia.

Naprijed Hrvatska!

Naprijed Hrvatska! – Progresivni savez Ive Josipovića
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Naprijed Hrvatska! (Naprijed Hrvatska! – Progresivni savez Ive Josipovića) is a center-left party from Croatia.

OiP

Determination and Justice
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

OiP (Odlučnost i Pravednost) is a right-wing party from Croatia.

RF

Workers’ Front
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

RF (Radnička fronta) is a left party from Croatia.

SD

Social Democrats
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
No seats

SD (Socijaldemokrati) is a center-left party from Croatia.