Homeland Movement
Domovinski pokret
AbbreviationDP
PresidentMario Radić (Acting)
Secretary-GeneralMiljenko Ćurić
SpokesmanMarija Čolak
FounderMiroslav Škoro
Founded29 February 2020; 18 months ago (2020-02-29)
HeadquartersZagreb
Membership (2021)12,000[1]
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing[8][9][10] to
far-right[11][12][13]
Colours  Grey (customary)
  Red   White   Blue
SloganZato što svoje volim!
("Because I love my own!")
Croatian Parliament
9 / 151
European Parliament
0 / 12
County Prefects
0 / 21
Mayors
4 / 128
Municipalities
2 / 428
Website
domovinskipokret.hr

The Homeland Movement (Croatian: Domovinski pokret; abbr. DP), previously known as Miroslav Škoro Homeland Movement (Croatian: Domovinski pokret Miroslava Škore; abbr. DPMŠ) until February 2021, is a nationalist and right-wing populist political party in Croatia.[8][9] The DP was founded by Croatian singer, former Croatian Democratic Union MP, and 2019 presidential candidate, Miroslav Škoro, on 29 February 2020.

The DP is variously considered conservative, populist, nationalist, and eurosceptic. The party competed in the 2020 Croatian parliamentary election in a coalition with several other minor right-wing to far-right parties, including the Croatian Conservative Party, Croatian Growth and Bloc for Croatia.[3]

History

On 29 February 2020, Miroslav Škoro, a former MP who stood in the recent presidential election, confirmed to the media the formation of a new party, four and a half months before the parliamentary elections.[14] The DP tried to form a broad right-of-centre coalition for the upcoming election. They negotiated with the Bridge of Independent Lists, but no agreement was reached.[15] A coalition was formed with several other parties, including the conservative Croatian Sovereignists coalition, which was established to contest the 2019 European elections, and the newly founded Bloc for Croatia.[16] A coalition agreement was also signed with the Green list, emphasizing "environmental protection and the fight against climate change".[17]

Election results

Legislative

Parliament of Croatia
Election Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won (coalition) Seat change Government
2020 181,492 10.89%
16 / 151
New Opposition

References

  1. ^ "Od euforije do letargije: Kako se u samo tri sata preokrenula budućnost Domovinskog pokreta". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 14 May 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Wölfl, Adelheid. "Kroatischer Premier will Pandemie für vorgezogene Wahlen nutzen". Der Standart. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Croatia plans to dissolve parliament on May 18 ahead of election: PM". Reuters. Zagreb. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ Prnjak, Hrvoje (7 March 2020). "Projekt za vlast Miroslava Škore: novi vođa populista nada se Plenkovićevoj pobjedi, a nakon toga aktivirat će uhodani plan za 30 zastupnika u Saboru". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  5. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Croatia". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  6. ^ "Škoro je osnovao svoj Domovinski pokret: 'Mi smo država koja počinje začećem, u kojoj svako dijete ima oca i majku'". telegram.hr. 29 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Croatia – Parties". Europe Elects. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Croatia to Hold Election Amid Virus, Political Uncertainty". The New York Times. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Croatia parliamentary race close as virus spikes". The Washington Post. 5 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  10. ^ Vladisavljevic, Anja (18 June 2020). "Election Campaigners' Attacks on Abortion Draw Condemnation in Croatia". Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Croatia's ruling conservatives win parliamentary election". Euronews. 4 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Croatian PM hails 'victory' for conservatives in parliamentary vote". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Croatia's nationalist revival points to role for far-right". Financial Times. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Miroslav Škoro predstavio najbliže suradnike i poručio: "Ne bih stajao danas ovdje da nisam spreman biti premijer"". Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 29 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Zapeli pregovori Škore sa Suverenistima i Mostom". Index.hr. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  16. ^ "FACTBOX – Croatia ahead of July 5 general election". SeeNews. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  17. ^ "VIDEO: ŠKORO POTPISAO SPORAZUM SA JOŠ JEDNOM STRANKOM Progovorio o Penavi, Marijani Petir, Bernardiću, ali i razlazu s poznatim vinarom". Jutarnji list. 19 May 2020.