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  Croatia - Government
An important fact about Croatian governmental policy is that the voting age is 16 for those who are employed; otherwise, it is 18.
Croatian law permits ethnic Croats who live outside of Croatia to vote in Croatian elections, even if they have never lived in Croatia and are citizens of other countries.
The current Prime Minister is Ivica Racan of the Socialist Democratic Party, The Deputy Prime Minister Goran Granic of the Croatian Social Liberal Party, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs is Tonino Picula also of the Socialist Democratic Party.
www.unc.edu /~vineyard/government.htm   (727 words)

 The FAME: Croatia - Political Flags
The party flag is vertical light blue with the white lower quarter and with the party emblem in the middle.
The flag is Croatian tricolour with party emblem in the middle - emblem consisting of a shield divided by a white bend sinister with balck letters HSP, the upper field being chequy red and white and lower field is blue.
The flag is the Croatian tricolour with the party emblem in the middle, consisting of initials SDH and a red rose.
zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr /descr/hr-polit.html   (2010 words)

 Croatian Social Liberal Party - Definition, explanation
Croatian Social Liberal Party (Croatian: Hrvatska socijalno liberalna stranka, HSLS) is a liberal party in Croatia.
The party is a member of Liberal International and the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party.
The HSLS was the first Croatian political party formed after the reintroduction of multi-party system in 1989 (initially named Hrvatski socijalno liberalni savez).
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/cr/croatian_social_liberal_party.php   (219 words)

 Croatia Update - European Forum
The Social Democratic Action of Croatia was established under the chairpersonship of Silvije Degen, in 1994, as a coalition of the Socialist Party of Croatia; the Social Democratic Party of Croatia chaired by Ivan Siber; the Social Democratic Union under Dragutin Palasek, and the Croatian People’s Party chaired by Miko Tripalo.
The Croatian Social Liberal Party is a moderate centre-right party, advocating a mix of social and liberal policies with regard to the economy, the rights of the individual citizen and the state’s role in society.
The Croatian People’s Party is a centrist party with a liberal orientation.
www.europeanforum.net /country/croatia   (6506 words)

 Croatian Government Bulletin - Croatia and the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The new Croatian parliament adopted a decision on severing all constitutional and state connections with the Yugoslav federation in October 1991.
This vote was won by the coalition of the SDP and the Croatian Social Liberal Party (71 seats), while the HDZ gained 46 seats.
In the past 13 years Croatian Parliament underwent several changes: it was transformed from a bicameral into unicameral parliament with the number of seats dropping from 351 to 151 at the last parliamentary election.
www.vlada.hr /Bulletin/2003/april/pointedout.htm   (1460 words)

 Croatia - Political Parties
Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was founded by Franjo Tudjman in 1989 originally as a platform-movement-like party but was soon transformed into a nationalist movement.
Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) was founded in 1904 under Stjepan Radic and Vlatko Macek and represented roughly 80 to 90 percent of the Croatian electorate during the period between World War I and World War II.
Croatian Party of Rights (HSP) was founded in 1990, and, despite its keen sense of nationalism and xenophobia, the HSP did not present a substantial threat to the HDZ’s power base largely because it has had a tendency to fragment.
www.unc.edu /~vineyard/politicalparties.htm   (610 words)

 Croatia (01/00)
Croatian and Serbian parties began to cooperate in 1905, with the Croato-Serb Coalition.
In September 1993, however, the Croatian Army led an offensive against the Serb-held "Republic of Krajina." A third cease-fire was signed in March 1994, but it was broken the next May when Croatian forces again attempted to reclaim lost territory.
The Croatian legislature is the Sabor (Parliament), a bicameral body consisting of a Chamber of Deputies and a Chamber of Zupanije (counties).
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/c/9203.htm   (2412 words)

 Social Liberal Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social Liberal Party is the name of some political parties around the world.
It usually designates a party that is ideologically liberal or left wing.
For more information on liberal parties, see liberal parties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Liberal_Party   (132 words)

 Central Europe Review - Croatian News Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Stipe Mesić of the Croatian People’s Party (HNS) is the new President of Croatia.
Social peace has to be truly based on common awareness and the will to jointly find a way to share the burden of huge social and economic problems.
Croatia's social reality is burdened by a high level of different forms of social pathology, anti-social behaviour, corruption, bribery and social insensibility, fl labour, unpaid labour and trampled human dignity.
www.ce-review.org /00/6/croatianews6.html   (1398 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
The Croatian political establishment continues its efforts to free itself from the last vestiges of the Tudjman era.
In any case, it is questionable whether CSLP could push for the chamber’s elimination, as constitutional amendments require a two-thirds majority, far exceeding the number of deputies who oppose the House of Counties.
While it is supposed that the Croatian investigators identified the pilot and the circumstances of the crime, this inquiry was also classified as secret.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol10num1/constitutionwatch/croatia.html   (1965 words)

 Croatia - Political Flags
The party is formed by fractioning of reformistic and centristic members of HDZ after the failure on 2000 election and after the death of president Tudjman.
SDA Hrvatske is a chapter of the SDA party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the leading party among Bosniaks.
The flag is the Croatian tricolour with the party emblem in the middle, consisiting of initials SDH and a red rose.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/hr}.html   (581 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Observers noted that the government parties were unable to mobilize their supporters, pointing to apathy as one cause for their poor showing.
Norac, a retired general of the Croatian Army and regarded by many as a war hero, was a witness in a case prosecuted before the Rijeka County Court.
While many were not surprised by the news, CDU and other opposition parties saw it as the most recent development in the tribunal's attack on Croatian sovereignty, and, in response, began to name streets and squares after Tudjman, as a protest against the international community.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol10num2_3/constitutionwatch/croatia.html   (2172 words)

 Croatian People's Party-Liberal Democrats Information
The People's Party was originally formed in the 19th century during the period of Croatian romantic nationalism.
During Communism in the second Yugoslavia, the liberal leaders of the Croatian Communist Party were Savka Dabčević-Kučar and Miko Tripalo, which participated in the Croatian Spring of 1971.
The modern Croatian People's Party was formed in late 1990 by members of the Coalition of People's Accord (Koalicija narodnog sporazuma) which had participated on the first multi-party election of 1990, led by Savka Dabčević-Kučar, Miko Tripalo and others.
www.bookrags.com /Croatian_People%27s_Party-Liberal_Democrats   (526 words)

 The Centre for SouthEast European Studies
However, HDZ fell short of securing a parliamentary majority, with party leader Ivo Sanader remaining trapped between the urgency to form a stable coalition government by piecing together the available parliamentary seats, and the danger of yielding too much to the various demands of junior coalition partners.
The Croatian parliament also endorsed the structural changes in the government providing for the reduction of ministerial seats from 19 to 14.The same day elected Prime Minister Ivo Sanader announced his cabinet’s priorities, among others economic and social development, GDP growth, and EU and NATO membership.
Moreover, the strong showing of the nationalist Croatian Party of Rights (HSO), which captured 10% of the overall vote, warned of the general disappointment of Croatian society with the slow pace of reforms in the country, and the exasperation with the delay of EU negotiations.
www.csees.net /index.php?page=country_section&country_id=4&sec=2   (879 words)

 Croatian Social Liberal Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Croatian Social Liberal Party (Croatian: Hrvatska socijalno liberalna stranka, HSLS) is a liberal conservative in Croatia.
The HSLS was the first Croatian political party formed after the reintroduction of multi-party system in 1989 (initially named Hrvatski socijalno liberalni savez).
However, after the party split in 2002 (the forming of Libra), HSLS left the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Croatian_Social_Liberal_Party   (305 words)

Zdravko Tomac of the socialist Social Democrat Party won 21.1% of the vote, and Vlado Gotovac of the moderate Social Liberal Party received 17.7%.
After the death of Tudjman at the end of 1999, presidential elections were held in January and February 2000.
In parliamentary elections held on 3 January 2000, the center-left SDP/HSLS coalition won 71 of 151 seats in the House of Representatives (now Assembly); the HDZ was roundly defeated, gaining only 46 seats.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Croatia-POLITICAL-PARTIES.html   (195 words)

 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
Croatian Social Liberal Party (Croatian: Hrvatska socijalno liberalna stranka, HSLS) is a liberal conservative party in Croatia.
A faction split off in 1997 to form the Liberal Party.
The latter dissolved itself, with membership and party infrastructure re-joining HSLS in January 2006.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Croatian_Social_Liberal_Party   (260 words)

 Croatian Social Liberal Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The flag is yellow with party emblem in the middle above the blue initials HSLS.
HSLS is the first party formed in 1989 when that was made possible (many politiciance now in other parties were initialy members of this one, most notably president Tudjman just before he formed his own party).
During 1990's was strongest oposition party, and in 2000 in colation with SDP and four other parties won the elections.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/hr}hsls.html   (119 words)

 Party Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
ZAGREB, Croatia--Five ministers belonging to the second-largest party of the governing coalition, the Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS), resigned on 27 February in protest over the way their party treated them after the reelection of Drazen Budisa as HSLS leader last month.
Croatian President Stjepan Mesic noted that no reason was given for the withdrawal of the ministers, which he said was done in a way that is inappropriate in democracies.
But the leaders of the other four governing coalition parties said it is up to the parties to appoint and replace ministers, although they all condemned the arrogance with which the HSLS withdrew its ministers.
www.tol.cz /look/BRR/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=9&NrIssue=1&NrSection=1&NrArticle=3764   (687 words)

 Goss, Drazen Budisa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
We do not deny the contribution of the party in power to the creation and defense of Croatian state, but one may freely say that in terms of economics we are experiencing stagnation, or, rather, a true economic crisis, accompanied by a high degree of social stratification and poverty.
Along with the economic, social and moral crisis, this is the key aspect of the current political moment of Croatia.
The democratization of Croatian political life revolves around two key points: the new electoral law, and the improvement of the situation in the electronic media.
hometown.aol.com /vgoss/z-db.html   (1949 words)

Croatian voters said a final no to arrogant, corrupted and thieving HDZ government which, after establishing national sovereignty, caused Croatia to stagnate.
As Croatian nationalist, Budisa was sentenced to 4 years in prison at the same time when Racan was starting his successful communist career, building it on the destruction of Budisa's reformist movement.
All parties agree that half-presidential system which gave much authority to president should be transformed into parliamentary and presidential function downsized to more or less protocolary.
www.idee.org /nij156.html   (4990 words)

 Croatian Social Liberal Party Information
In 1998 HSLS created permanent coalition with SDP, which won elections two years later, replaced ruling Croatian Democratic Union and formed the new government together with four other parties.
After 2005 local elections it was announced that there are merger negotiations between HSLS and the Liberal Party.
The latter dissolved itself, with membership and party infastructure re-joining HSLS in January 2006.
www.bookrags.com /Croatian_Social_Liberal_Party   (250 words)

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A center-left coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the HSLS won 71 seats with nearly 49 percent of the vote.
A coalition of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), the Liberal Party (LS), the HNS, and the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) took 24 seats with 16.44 percent of the vote.
The Croatian government thinks it is capable of doing it, and we want to prove it." However, in November, a judge postponed the trial of General Mirko Norac for the fifth time.
www.freedomhouse.org /inc/content/pubs/fiw/inc_country_detail.cfm?country=556&pf   (1693 words)

 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Report on Croatia, March 2000
The Croatian Constitution stipulates that, in the event of the President being unable to carry out the duties of his office, the president of Parliament should replace him at the head of the country for the two months before fresh presidential elections are held.
The coalition of four opposition parties (comprising the Peasants’ Party, the People’s Party, the Social Democrats and Liberals and the Istrian Democratic Assembly) obtained 24 seats.
The Croatian currency, the kuna, is overvalued and the currency stabilisation achieved after the end of the war in 1995 has adversely affected the country’s industrial competitiveness.
www.d-n-i.net /fcs/euro_croatia_report.htm   (3533 words)

 Croatia - Political Flags
The party was established by a LIBRA member that apparently opposed with to the merger with HNS.
The party emblem is described in the Statutes (Statut IDS-DDI, 23.03.2002 ): a white disk in green field with three goats white, two over one, facing to the dexter, with the full name in all three languages inscribed around the disk.
This is an alliance of numerous local parties in the north Croatian littoral and mountainoius hinterground (roughly the Rijeka region).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/hr}.html   (1978 words)

 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office
SDP leader Ivica Racan led a coalition of opposition parties to victory in parliamentary elections on 3 January 2000.
On 8 December 2005, the Tribunal's last remaining Croatian indictee, Ante Gotovina, was arrested and subsequently transferred to The Hague for trial on charges of crimes against humanity.
The Hague is increasingly transferring domestic war crimes cases to the Croatian courts and a number of high profile convictions and investigations against suspected Croatian war criminals have been prosecuted in the last year.
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