Last modified: 2005-05-28 by dov gutterman
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by eljko Heimer, 7 May 2005
The flag is Croatian tricolour with party emblem in the
middle. The emblem is the Croatian chequy shield bodered with
green, surrounded with two tricolours and topped with greed field
with golden initials HSS (Hrvatska seljacka stranka). The party
was establish in the begining of 20th century, changing name
during the first quarter of the century. In 1941 it was disolved,
though a small part was active in Tito's partisan movement and it
was active for a short time after 1945. The party was
reestablished in 1990.
HSS, Hrvatska seljacka stranka (Croatian Peasant Party)-
Established: Zagreb, 20 November 1989 as inheritor of Radic's and
Macek's pre-WWII HSS). Members: 1995 (30.000), 1996 (40.000),
1997 (45.000), 1998 (45.000), 1999 (45.000), 2002 (58.000), 2003
(51.000). Members in Croatian Parliament: 1992-1995 - 2 (1,44%),
1995-1999 - 10 (7,81%), 2000 - 16 (10,60%), 2003 - 16 (10,60%),
2004 - 10 (6,58%). Observer in EPP. The party leader Zlatko
Tomcic was the chairman of the Sabor 2000 - 2004.
The party uses a flag that is adopted in early 20th century. It is prescribed by the statutes (Statut HSS, <www.hss.hr>) and on the site there is the emblem that I used for my image. The flag is Croatian tricolour with party emblem in the middle. The emblem is the Croatian chequy shield bordered with gold, surrounded with two tricolours and topped with greed field with golden initials HSS.
The flag is to be seen on their headquarters in Zagreb in Zvonimirova Street (oposite to the Ministry of Defence), as well as on the party manifestations.
Željko Heimer, 7 May 2005
EPP is European People's Party, an alliance of centre-right
parties. Chairman is Wilfried Martens, former Belgian prime
minister. List of Croatian members at <www.eppe.org>.
Jan Mertens, 7 May 2005