List of political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. Every ethnic community has its own dominant political party.

Represented in the Parliamentary Assembly[edit]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology HoR HoP Ethnic group
Party of Democratic Action
Stranka demokratske akcije
SDA Bakir Izetbegović Bosnian nationalism
Islamic democracy
9 3 Bosniak
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats
Савез независних социјалдемократа
Savez nezavisnih socijaldemokrata
SNSD Milorad Dodik Serbian nationalism
Social democracy
6 4 Serb
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
HDZ BiH Dragan Čović Croatian nationalism
Christian democracy
5 4 Croat
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine
Социјалдемократска партија Босне и Херцеговине
SDP BiH Nermin Nikšić Social democracy 4 1 Multi-ethnic
Serbian Democratic Party
Српска демократска странка
Srpska demokratska stranka
SDS Mirko Šarović Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
3 1 Serb
Democratic Front
Demokratska fronta
Демократски фронт
DF Željko Komšić Social democracy
Civic nationalism
3 1 Multi-ethnic
Union for a Better Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Savez za bolju budućnost Bosne i Hercegovine
SBB BiH Fahrudin Radončić Liberal conservatism
Bosniak nationalism
2 1 Bosniak
Party of Democratic Progress
Партија демократског прогреса
Partija demokratskog progresa
PDP Branislav Borenović National conservatism 2 0 Serb
Our Party
Naša stranka
Наша странка
NS Predrag Kojović Social liberalism 2 0 Multi-ethnic
Democratic People's Alliance
Демократски народни савез
Demokratski narodni savez
DNS Marko Pavić Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
1 0 Serb
Party of Democratic Activity
Stranka demokratske aktivnosti
A-SDA Nermin Ogrešević Bosnian nationalism
Islamic democracy
National conservatism
1 0 Bosniak
Independent Bloc
Nezavisni Blok
NB Senad Šepić Bosnian nationalism
1 0 Bosniak
Socialist Party
Социјалистичка партија
Socijalistička partija
SP Petar Đokić Social democracy
Democratic socialism
1 0 Serb

See also[edit]

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  • Stojarová, Vera; Emerson, Peter (2013). Party Politics in the Western Balkans. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-23585-7.