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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
?
EU Parliament
Government

HDZ (Hrvatska demokratska zajednica) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 61 MPs.

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

DP

Homeland Movement
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Government

DP (Domovinski pokret) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 14 seats.

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

SDP

Social Democratic Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

SDP (Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 42 MPs.

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

Most

Bridge of Independent Lists
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Most (Most nezavisnih lista) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 11 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
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Možemo! (Možemo! - politička platforma) is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 10 seats.

SD

Social Democrats
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

SD (Socijaldemokrati) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 4 seats.

Fokus

Focus
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Fokus is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

Centar

Centre
Liberal politics
?
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.

HNS

Croatian People’s Party-Liberal Democrats
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
No seats

HNS (Hrvatska narodna stranka–liberalni demokrati) is a liberal party from Croatia.

HSLS

Croatian Social Liberal Party
Liberal politics
?
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
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Hrvatski suverenisti is a right-wing party from Croatia.

IDS

Istrian Democratic Assembly
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

KH

The Key of Croatia
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

NPS

NPS
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

NPS is a party 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.

PP

PP
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

PP is a party from Croatia.

RF

Workers’ Front
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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