List of political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections.

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

The parties

Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology House of Representatives/
House of Peoples
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine
SDP BiH Nermin Nikšić Social democracy 3 Multi-ethnic party
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats
Савез независних социјалдемократа
SNSD Milorad Dodik Serbian nationalism and social democracy 5 Serb party
Party of Democratic Action
Stranka demokratske akcije
SDA Bakir Izetbegović Bosniak nationalism, social conservatism and Islamic democracy 10 Bosniak party
Serbian Democratic Party
Српска демократска странка
SDS Mladen Bosić Serbian nationalism and national conservatism 5 Serb party
Union for a Better Future of BiH
Savez za bolju budućnost BiH
SBB BiH Fahrudin Radončić Bosniak nationalism and Conservativism 4 Bosniak party
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
HDZ BiH Dragan Čović Croatian nationalism and national conservatism 4 Croat party
Party of democratic action no.2 of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka demokratske aktivnosti
A-SDA BiH Nermin Ogrešević Bosnian nationalism, neoconservatism 1 Bosniak party
Democratic People's Alliance
Демократски народни савез
DNS Marko Pavić Serbian nationalism and national conservatism 1 Serb party
Party of Democratic Progress
Партија демократског прогреса
PDP Mladen Ivanić Conservativism 1 Serb party
Democratic Front
Demokratska fronta
DF Željko Komšić Social democracy 5 Multi-ethnic party
Croatian Democratic Union 1990
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica 1990
HDZ 1990 Ilija Cvitanović Croatian nationalism and national conservatism 1 Croat party
Bosnian patriotic party
Bosanska patriotska stranka
BPS Sefer Halilović Social liberalism 1 Bosniak party

See also


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