List of political parties in 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.

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
Conservatism
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
Conservatism
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
Serb 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 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
Populism
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 Nenad Nešić 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
Centrism
Neoliberalism
1 0 Bosniak
Socialist Party
Социјалистичка партија
Socijalistička partija
SP Petar Đokić Social democracy
Democratic socialism
1 0 Serb
Movement of Democratic Action
Pokret demokratske akcije
PDA Mirsad Kukić Bosniak nationalism
Conservatism
Regionalism
1 0 Bosniak

Other[edit]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology HoRFBiH HoPFBiH NARS Ethnic group
Croatian Democratic Union 1990
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica 1990
HDZ 1990 Ilija Cvitanović Christian democracy
Conservatism
Croatian nationalism
2 0 1 Croat
Labour Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Laburistička stranka Bosne i Hercegovine
LS BiH Elvira Abdić-Jelenović Labourism
Regionalism
1 2 0 Bosnian
Democratic People's Union
Demokratska narodna zajednica
DNZ Admil Mulalić Regionalism 0 0 0 Bosnian
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka za Bosnu i Hercegovinu
SBiH Amer Jerlagić Bosniak nationalism
Bosnian centralism
0 1 1 Bosnian
People's Party for Work and Betterment
Narodna Stranka Radom za Boljitak
NSRB Mladen Ivanković-Lijanović Social liberalism
Secularism
0 1 0 Multi-ethnic
Serbian Radical Party of Republika Srpska
Српска радикална странка Републике Српске
Srpska radikalna stranka Republike Srpske
SRS RS Milanko Mihajlica Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
0 0 0 Serb
Party of United Pensioners
Партија уједињених пензионера
Partija ujedinjenih penzionera
PUP Vinko Pušonja Centrism
Pensioners' interests
0 0 0 Serb
Serbian Radical Party "9th January"
Српска радикална странка „9. јануар”
SRS 9J Dragan Đurđević Serbian nationalism
Conservatism
0 0 0 Serb
National Democratic Movement
Народни демократски покрет
Narodni demokratski pokret
NDP Dragan Čavić Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
0 0 4 Serb
United Srpska
Уједињена Српска
Ujedinjena Srpska
US Nenad Stevandić Serbian nationalism
National conservatism
0 0 4 Serb
Croatian Peasant Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska seljačka stranka Bosne i Hercegovine
HSS BiH Mario Karamatić Christian democracy
Croatian nationalism
Agrarianism
0 0 0 Croat
Croatian Christian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska kršćanska demokratska unija Bosne i Hercegovine
HKDU BiH Christian democracy 0 0 0 Croat
Croatian Peasant Party of Stjepan Radić
Hrvatska seljačka stranka Stjepana Radića
HSS SR Anto Lozančić Christian democracy
Agrarianism
0 0 0 Croat
Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatska stranka prava Bosne i Hercegovine
HSP BiH Stanko Primorac Croatian nationalism 0 0 0 Croat
Bosnian Party
Bosanska Stranka
BOSS Mirnes Ajanović Left-wing populism 0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Civic Democratic Party
Građanska Demokratska Stranka
GDS Ibrahim Spahić Social liberalism 0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Greens of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zeleni Bosne i Herzegovine
Zeleni BiH Hasan Delić Green politics 0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Party of Justice and Trust
Странка правде и повјерења
Stranka pravde i povjerenja
SPP Živko Budimir Social conservatism 0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Pensioners' Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka Penzionera Umirovljenika BiH
SPU BiH Pensioners' interests 0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Pirate Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Piratska Partija Bosne i Hercegovine
PP BiH Pirate politics
Liquid democracy
0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Pensioners' Party of the Republika Srpska
Пензионерска Странка Републике Српске
Penzionerska Stranka Republike Srpske
PSRS Pensioners' interests 0 0 0 Serb
Croatian Christian Democrats
Hrvatski demokršćani
HD Christian democracy 0 0 0 Croat
Party of Croatian Right
Stranka hrvatskog prava
SHP Ante Matić Croatian nationalism
Conservativism
Euroscepticism
0 0 0 Croat
Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1861
Bosanskohercegovačka stranka prava 1861
BSP 1861 Vlado Musa Croatian nationalism
Conservativism
Euroscepticism
0 0 0 Croat
Bosnian Movement of National Pride
Bosanski pokret nacionalnog ponosa
BPNP Neo-Nazism
Bosnian nationalism
Anti-Serbian sentiment
0 0 0 Bosniak
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party
Bosanskohercegovačka patriotska stranka
BPS Sefer Halilović Bosnian nationalism 0 0 0 Bosniak
Democratic Party of Federalists
Демократска Странка Федералиста
Demokratska stranka federalista
DSF Dragan Đokanović Democracy
Federalism
Pro-Europeanism
0 0 0 Serb
Liberal Democratic Party
Liberalno Demokratska Stranka Bosne i Hercegovine
LDS Hariz Redžić Liberalism 0 2 0 Multi-ethnic
Pirate Party of the Republika Srpska
Piratska Partija
PPRS Pirate politics
Liquid democracy
0 0 0 Bosniak
Communist Party
Комунистичка партија
Komunistička partija
KP Muhamed Imamović Communism
Democratic socialism
0 0 0 Multi-ethnic
Workers' Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Radničko-komunistička partija Bosne i Hercegovine
RKP-BiH Goran Marković Communism
Luxemburgism
Yugoslavism
0 0 0 Multi-ethnic

Defunct and historical parties[edit]

Name Abbr. Ideology Ethnic group
Serb National Alliance
Српски народни савез РС
Srpski narodni savez RS
SNS RS Social democracy Serb
National Democratic Party
Народна демократска странка
Narodna Demokratska Strakna
NDS National conservatism Serb
Democratic Party of Republika Srpska
Демократска Странка Републике Српске
Demokratska Stranka Republike Srpske
DP National conservatism Serb
Croat People's Union
Hrvatska narodna zajednica
HNZ Croatian nationalism
Conservatism
Decentralization
Croat
Croatian Right Bloc
Hrvatski Pravaški Blok
HPB Croat
Social Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Socijaldemokratska Unija Bosne i Hercegovine
SDU BiH Social democracy
Secularism
Multiculturalism
Multi-ethnic
Democratic Socialist Party (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Demokratska socijalistička partija
DSP Democratic socialism Serb
League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Савез комуниста Босне и Херцеговине
Savez komunista Bosne i Hercegovine
SK BiH Communism
Marxism-Leninism
Titoism
Multi-ethnic
Union of Social Democrats of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Unija bosansko-hercegovačkih socijaldemokrata
UBSD Social democracy Multi-ethnic
Muslim Bosniak Organisation
Muslimanska bošnjačka organizacija
MBO Muslim minority politics Bosniak
Republican Party (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Republikanska stranka
RP Secularism Bosniak
Democratic Alliance of Greens
Demokratski savez Zelenih
DSZ Green politics Multi-ethnic
Democratic Party of Pensioners
Demokratska stranka penzionera
DSP Pensioners' interests Bosniak
League of Socialist Youth
Savez socijalističke omladine
SSO Democratic socialism Bosniak
New Croatian Initiative
Nova Hrvatska Inicijativa
NHI Christian democracy Croat
Radical Party of Republika Srpska
Radikalna stranka Republike Srpske
RS Serbian nationalism Serb

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