Pametno

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Pametno
PresidentMarijana Puljak[1]
Vice-presidentMaja Vehovec[1]
Kristina Vidan[1]
FounderMarijana Puljak
Founded2013 (as Citizens' initiative)
2015 (as Political party)[2]
HeadquartersSplit, Croatia[3]
Membership250 (2016)[4]
IdeologyEconomic liberalism[5][6]
Social liberalism[5][6]
Social progressivism
Secularism
Political positionCentre
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours     Orange
     Dark blue
SloganThe party for the Croatian future
Sabor
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European Parliament
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Website
pametno.org

Pametno (English: Intelligently) is a liberal political party in Croatia. The party was formed in Split in 2015 out of the citizens' initiative Za pametne ljude i pametan grad ("For smart people and a smart city").[7] The fundamental values endorsed by the party are the promotion of democracy, accountable and transparent management of public resources, civil proactive protection of fundamental human rights, economic development and environmental protection.[8] The Party's priorities are structural reforms, education and science,[9] and it adheres to the values of "modern Western European countries".[4]

History[edit]

Pametno was founded in 2013 as citizens' initiative Za pametne ljude i pametan grad ("For smart people and a smart city") in the second most populous city in Croatia, Split, by computer scientist Marijana Puljak. In 2010, Puljak served as President of the Split City District of Žnjan which had around 6000 citizens. During her tenure, she achieved success by reviving social life in the district, launching the construction of a children's playground and obtaining a building permit for a new district school. In 2013, she founded the citizens' initiative, competed in the 2013 local elections and eventually, surprisingly, ended up winning 4 seats in the Split City Council. In 2015, the citizens' initiative was transformed into a political party whose work was based on the principles of 'New people for a new policy', 'Science and education as the foundation of society' and 'Policies based on evidence'.[7]

Pametno participated in the 2015 parliamentary election in the 10th electoral district but did not win any seats in the Parliament.[2] In the 2016 extraordinary parliamentary election, the Party went national as part of the two-party "Turn Croatia Around" coalition, eventually coming in 7th in term of votes won, but winning no seats in the Parliament.

At the 2017 local elections, the Party nominated Marijana Puljak as its candidate for the position of the Mayor of Split.[10] She eventually came in third and did not qualify for the second round. However, Pametno won 7 seats in the Split City Council; three more than the party had won at the previous election.

On 1 December 2017 the party was admitted into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party as an affiliate member.[11]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament (Sabor)[edit]

The following is a summary of the party's results in legislative elections for the Croatian Parliament. The "Votes won" and "Percentage" columns include sums of votes won by pre-election coalitions Pametno had been part of. The "Seats won" column includes sums of seats won by Pametno.

Election In coalition with Votes won Percentage Seats won Change Government
(Coalition totals) (Coalition totals)
2015 (December) None 3,268
(Only 10th ED)
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Steady Did not enter
2016 (September) Za grad 38,812 2.06%
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Steady Did not enter

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c N1 Hrvatska (11 December 2016). "Stranka Pametno izabrala novo vodstvo". N1. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "PAMETNO - BIOGRAFIJA Marijana Puljak, predsjednica stranke Pametno". Dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Statut političke stranke Pametno". Narodne novine. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hanza Media (7 July 2016). "PREDSJEDNICA STRANKE PAMETNO 'Željeli bismo da Jokić bude naš kandidat na izborima'". Jutarnji list. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Puljak: Želimo se maknuti od '41., '71. i '91. godine". N1. 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b Damir Petranović (26 March 2017). "'Spavam 3-4 sata, više otkidam od obitelji nego od banke, a nisam ni lijevo ni desno'". tportal.hr.
  7. ^ a b "Osnovana stranka Pametno :: Radio Split". Radio.hrt.hr. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  8. ^ By admin (21 September 2015). "O nama". Pametno. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  9. ^ Hina (3 October 2015). "Marijana Puljak predstavila stranku "Pametno": Treba ograničiti mandat političarima - Vijesti". Index.hr. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  10. ^ Hina (17 January 2017). "Marijana Puljak kandidatkinja stranke Pametno za splitsku gradonačelnicu". Jutarnji list. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.aldeparty.eu/news/alde-welcomes-new-member-parties

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