Istrian Democratic Assembly

The Istrian Democratic Assembly (Croatian: Istarski demokratski sabor, Italian: Dieta democratica istriana or IDS-DDI) is a centre[4][5] to centre-left,[6] regionalist,[3][7] liberal[4] political party in Croatia primarily operating in Istria County.

Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor
Dieta democratica istriana
AbbreviationIDS
LeaderDalibor Paus
Founded14 February 1990 (1990-02-14)[1]
HeadquartersPula
Membership (2018)2,300[2]
Ideology
Political positionCentre to centre-left
National affiliationRestart Coalition (2011–2015, 2020–),
Amsterdam Coalition
(2018–2020)
Regional affiliationLiberal South East European Network
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
International affiliationLiberal International
European Parliament groupRenew Europe
Colours  Light green
Sabor
3 / 151
European Parliament
1 / 12
County Prefects
1 / 21
Mayors
5 / 128
Assembly of Istria County
23 / 41
Website
ids-ddi.com

IDS was founded on the 14 February 1990 by the writer Ivan Pauletta. IDS embraces principles of respect for human rights and freedoms, regionalism and historical characteristics of Istria, protection of private property and anti-fascism. Party advocates decentralization of Croatia,[8] further development of the Adriatic Euroregion[8] and the establishment of a transnational and cross-border euro-region encompassing the whole of Istria. The party president is currently Dalibor Paus, municipal mayor of Barban. IDS held the Ministry of European Integration between 2000 and 2001 in the Cabinet of Ivica Račan and Ministry of Tourism between 2011 and 2015 in the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović. IDS member Boris Miletić serves as current County Prefect of the Istrian County, while former prefect Valter Flego serves as a member of the European Parliament. All prefects of Istria County were members of IDS. In addition, out of 10 towns in Istria county, IDS rules over 5.

IDS is member of the Liberal International and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.