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The Independent Democratic Serb Party (Croatian: Samostalna demokratska srpska stranka, SDSS, Serbian Cyrillic: Самостална демократска српска странка, СДСС) is a social democratic political party of Croatian Serbs.

Contents

1 History 2 Electoral results 3 Self-definition 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] It was formed in 1997 led by Vojislav Stanimirović. In the Croatian parliamentary election, 2003, it beat its main rival, the Serb People's Party (SNS), taking all three seats reserved for Serb representatives in the Croatian parliament. After the elections, the Independent Democratic Serb Party made an agreement with the winning Croatian Democratic Union
Croatian Democratic Union
led by Ivo Sanader in which they agreed on fulfilling several SDSS demands such as refugee return, strengthening of national equality, judicial reform and cooperation with neighbouring countries. In the Croatian parliamentary election, 2007, they retained their three seats in the Parliament. In the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader
Ivo Sanader
II, their member Slobodan Uzelac received the position of vice-president of government. In the Croatian parliamentary election, 2011, they again won their three seats in the Parliament on the Serbian minority electoral list. Electoral results[edit]

Croatian Parliament

Year % of popular vote Overall seats won District XII Government

2003 1.99%

3 / 151

3 / 8

government support

2007 2.0%

3 / 151

3 / 8

government

2011 2.0%

3 / 151

3 / 8

government support

2015 2.0%

3 / 151

3 / 8

opposition

2016 2.0%

3 / 151

3 / 8

government support

Self-definition[edit] The SDSS is a democratic party of liberal and social democratic orientation, but in the present circumstances, it is also a Serb national party. Political goals:

Refugee return, especially of Serbs; finishing renewal of war damaged areas The right to buy earlier state-owned flats, under earlier legislation (before peaceful reintegration of Croatian Podunavlje, when deadline for buying state-owned flats ended) State protection and securing of existing rights of national minorities, especially Serbs in Croatia Cultural and educational autonomy of Serbs in Croatia, through use of Serbian language
Serbian language
and writings, use of Serbian national symbols, education in Serbian, foundation of Serb organizations in education and culture, foundation of Serbian information media and the maintaining of Serbian traditions and customs Professionalization of the armed forces Regionalism and decentralization Croatian integration into the EU and developing economic relations with Serbia

See also[edit]

Politics of Croatia Novi Plamen - some of the party leaders are members of its Advisory Board Novosti

References[edit]

^ " Milorad Pupovac
Milorad Pupovac
izabran za predsjednika SDSS-a". Jutarnji list
Jutarnji list
(in Croatian). HINA. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.  ^ "Desničarenje je usmjereno na aktualnu vlast, a Srbi su samo povod". portalnovosti.com (in Serbian). 13 March 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2017.  ^ "Hrvatski sabor - Zastupnici promatrači Hrvatskoga sabora u Europskom parlamentu" (in Croatian). Sabor.hr. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Political parties in Croatia

Sabor

Government (61)

Croatian Democratic Union (56) Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats
Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats
(5)

Government support (16)

Independent Democratic Serb Party (3) Croatian Christian Democratic Party
Croatian Christian Democratic Party
(2) Croatian Social Liberal Party
Croatian Social Liberal Party
(1) People's Party - Reformists (1) Bandić Milan 365 - Labour and Solidarity Party
Bandić Milan 365 - Labour and Solidarity Party
(2) Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja
Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja
(1) Independent (6)

Opposition (74)

Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Croatia
(36) Bridge of Independent Lists (15) Croatian Peasant Party
Croatian Peasant Party
(5) Civic Liberal Alliance
Civic Liberal Alliance
(4) Human Blockade (3) Istrian Democratic Assembly (3) Let's Change Croatia
Croatia
(3) Independents for Croatia
Croatia
(2) Power - Party of People's and Civic engagement (1) Croatian Party of Pensioners
Croatian Party of Pensioners
(1) Independent (1)

European Parliament

Croatian Democratic Union
Croatian Democratic Union
(4) Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Croatia
(2) Istrian Democratic Assembly (1) Civic Liberal Alliance
Civic Liberal Alliance
(1) Croatian Conservative Party
Croatian Conservative Party
(1) Independent Davor Škrlec
Davor Škrlec
(1) Independent Marijana Petir (1)

Politics of Croatia List of political parties by country Politics portal

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Serbs of Croatia
Croatia

Cultural identity

Serbian language
Serbian language
in Croatia Flag of Serbs of Croatia

National coordination

Serb National Council

Sui generis body

Joint Council of Municipalities

NGOs

Association for Serbian language
Serbian language
and literature in Croatia Privrednik Prosvjeta Serb Democratic Forum

Media

Bijela pčela Identitet Novosti magazine Radio Borovo Radio Television of Serbia

Education

Primary education 17 primary schools

Vukovar-Srijem County

Ilača-Banovci

Vinkovački Banovci

Bobota Borovo Bršadin Dragutin Tadijanović Klisa Ludvinci Markušica

Gaboš Ostrovo

Nikola Tesla Negoslavci Nikola Antić Pačetin Siniša Glavašević Srijemske Laze Stari Jankovci Trpinja Vera

Osijek-Baranja County

Bijelo Brdo Bolman Dalj Dr. Franjo Tuđman Jagodnjak Tenja Uglješ

Secondary education 7 schools

Dalj
Dalj
High School Kantakuzina Katarina Branković Serbian Orthodox Secondary School Second High School Beli Manastir Technical School-Nikola Tesla, Borovo Naselje Vukovar
Vukovar
Gymnasium Vukovar
Vukovar
Vocational School

Other

Seminary of Three Holy Hierarchs (Krka monastery) Cultural and Scientific Center "Milutin Milanković"
Cultural and Scientific Center "Milutin Milanković"
(Dalj) Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Summer School

Peroj
Peroj
(since 1996)

Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Winter School

Drežnica (since 1996)

Religion

Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana Eparchy of Osječko polje and Baranja Eparchy of Gornji Karlovac Eparchy of Slavonia Eparchy of Dalmatia Eparchy of Srem Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina List of Serbian Orthodox Churches and Monasteries in Croatia

Political parties

Democratic Party of Serbs Independent Democratic Serb Party New Serbian Party Our Party Party of Danube Serbs Serb People's Party

Symbols

Order of Kantakuzina Katarina Branković

History

Historical organizations and institutions

Croat-Serb Coalition Museum of Serbs of Croatia Serbian Chancellery in Dubrovnik Serb Independent Party Serb People's Radical Party

Historical events

1991 riot in Zadar Anti-Cyrillic protests in Croatia

Historical documents

Varaždin Apostol
Varaždin Apostol
(1454) Statuta Valachorum (1608–30) Vukovar
Vukovar
resolution (1939) Open Letter on the Position and Status of Serbs in Croatia
Croatia
(2008)

World War II

General

Persecution of Serbs Yugoslav Partisans Croatian Orthodox Church Catholic clergy involvement with the Ustaše Srb uprising

Concentration camps

Slana concentration camp Jadovno concentration camp Jasenovac concentration camp Jastrebarsko concentration camp Sisak children's concentration camp Stara Gradiška concentration camp Kruščica concentration camp Lobor concentration camp

Massacres

Glina massacres Gudovac massacre Prebilovci massacre Veljun massacre

War in Croatia

Origins

Log Revolution
Log Revolution
(1990)

Military offensives

Operation Flash
Operation Flash
(May 1995) Operation Storm
Operation Storm
(August 1995)

Serbian regions

Republic of Serbian Krajina

SAO Krajina SAO Western Slavonia SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia Krajina dinar Flag

Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia (1995–98)

UNTAES

Serbian forces

Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina Scorpions Serb Volunteer Guard White Eagles

Atrocities by Serbian forces

Siege of Kijevo (1991) Bučje camp Baćin massacre Vukovar
Vukovar
massacre Bruška massacre Dalj
Dalj
massacre Erdut killings Joševica massacre Knin camp Lovas killings Saborsko massacre Široka Kula massacre Škabrnja massacre Velepromet camp Voćin massacre Zagreb rocket attacks

Atrocities against Serbs

Paulin Dvor massacre Murder of the Zec family Gospić massacre Lora prison camp Varivode massacre

Diplomacy

Vance plan
Vance plan
(1991) Daruvar Agreement
Daruvar Agreement
(1993) Z-4 Plan
Z-4 Plan
(1995) Erdu

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