Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina


The Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina (Serbo-Croatian: Demokratski savez Hrvata u Vojvodini, Демократски савез Хрвата у Војводини; abbr. ДСХВ or DSHV) is a political party in Serbia, representing the Croat ethnic minority in the province of Vojvodina.

Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina
Demokratski savez Hrvata u Vojvodini
Демократски Савез Хрвата у Војводини
LeaderTomislav Žigmanov
Founded15 July 1990; 31 years ago (1990-07-15)
HeadquartersBeogradski put 31, Subotica
Ideology
ColoursRed
National Assembly
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Assembly of Vojvodina
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City Assembly of Subotica
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Website
www.dshv.rs

History


Over time, some party members were unsatisfied with party's policy, so they separated and formed new Croat parties:

In 2009 DSHV negotiated with another ethnic Croat party from Syrmia region of Vojvodina, the Hrvatska srijemska inicijativa / Hrvatska sremska inicijativa (Croatian Syrmian Initiative). It was planned that HSI and DSHV unite on June 5, 2009 on the meeting in Sremska Mitrovica.[1]

Presidents of the Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina (1990–Present)


  • Bela Tonković (1990–2003)
  • Petar Kuntić (2003–2015)
  • Tomislav Žigmanov (2015–present)

Electoral results


Parliamentary elections

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote  % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Status
1990 23,630 0.47%
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1 opposition
1992 17,622 0.37%
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1 no seats
1993 3,946 0.09%
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no seats
1997 5,370 0.13%
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no seats
2000 did not run
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no seats
2003 161,765 4.23%
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ZZT no seats
2007 915,854 22.71%
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1 With DS gov't support
2008 1,590,200 38.42%
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ZES gov't support
2012 863,294 22.07%
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IZBŽ opposition
2014 216,634 6.03%
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1 With DS-Nova-BS no seats
2016 227,589 6.02%
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1 With DS-Nova-ZZS-ZZŠ opposition
2020 30,591 0.95%
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1 UDS no seats

References


  1. (in Croatian) Radio Subotica Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine Završni pregovori oko ujedinjenja DSHV-a s Hrvatskom srijemskom inicijativom, April 21, 2009