People's Party - Reformists

People's Party – Reformists
Narodna stranka – reformisti
President Radimir Čačić
Founder Radimir Čačić
Founded 28 September 2014 (2014-09-28)
Split from Croatian People's Party
Headquarters Zagreb, Croatia
Membership 1176[1]
Ideology Liberalism[2]
Centrism
Regionalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre
European affiliation European Democratic Party
Colors      Purple
Sabor
1 / 151
European Parliament
0 / 11
County Prefects
1 / 21
Mayors
1 / 128
Website
reformisti.hr

People's Party–Reformists (Croatian: Narodna stranka–Reformisti) is a liberal political party in Croatia.[2]

History

The civil initiative for the establishment of the party was launched by former Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats (HNS) chief Radimir Čačić and his associates Natalija Martinčević and Petar Baranović. More than two-thirds of the party members are former members of the HNS which left the party because of disagreements with its leadership over the exclusion of Radimir Čačić from the party while he was serving a prison sentence for unintentionally causing a traffic accident with two fatalities.

According to the parties former acting president Natalija Martinčević, about 200 members from HNS Zagreb and Varaždin branches each have left the party in order to join the People's party - Reformists.[3]

The party's founding congress was held on September 28, 2014 in Zagreb.[4] Radimir Čačić was unanimously elected for the first party president.[1]

Election history

Ahead of the 2015 parliamentary election the party formed a coalition, "Successful Croatia", with the centre-left Forward Croatia-Progressive Alliance.[5] In the 2015 election, the party won one seat in the Croatian Parliament in the III electoral district, held by Radimir Čačić. Čačić voted in favor of approving Cabinet of Tihomir Orešković. Party participated at the 2016 extraordinary parliamentary election as part of the For Prime Minister Coalition led by Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić, and eventually won 1 seat. NS-R voted in favor of approving Cabinet of Andrej Plenković. At the 2017 local elections, Radimir Čačić was elected prefect of the Varaždin County and Darinko Dumbović mayor of Petrinja. NS-R also entered many county, city and municipal councils, mostly in Northern Croatia.

Presidential

The following is a list of presidential candidates who were endorsed by NS-R.

Election year(s) Candidate 1st round 2nd round
# of overall votes % of overall votes # of overall votes % of overall votes Result
2014-15 Ivo Josipović (SDP) 687,678 38.46 (#1) 1,082,436 49.26 (#2) Lost

Legislative

The following is a summary of the party's results in legislative elections for the Croatian parliament. The "total votes" and "percentage" columns include sums of votes won by pre-election coalitions NS-R had been part of.

Election In coalition with Votes won PercentageSeats won Change Government
(Coalition totals)(NS-R only)
2015 (August) NS-PS, DDS, HSU-U, ZF 34,573 1.54
1 / 151
2 Opposition
2016 (September) BM 365, NV-SR, HSS SR, BUZ 76,054 4.04
1 / 151
Government support

References

  1. 1 2 "Čačić o etici i moralu, pa podržao Ivu Josipovića - Vijesti". Index.hr. 2014-09-28. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  2. 1 2 Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  3. "Narodna stranka - REFORMISTI - Statut". Reformisti.hr. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  4. "HRT: Narodna stranka reformisti osniva se 28. rujna". Vijesti.hrt.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  5. "Čačić i Josipović potpisali sporazum, nazvali se Uspješna Hrvatska - Večernji.hr". Vecernji.hr. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
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