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Democratic Union of Hungarians of Croatia
Democratic Union of Hungarians of Croatia

Demokratska zajednica Ma?ara Hrvatske
Horvátországi Magyarok Demokratikus Közössége
PresidentRobert Jankovics
Founded1993 (1993)[1]
HeadquartersOsijek
IdeologyHungarian minority interests
ColoursGreen
Sabor
Website
www.hmdk.hr
Coat of arms

politics and government of
Croatia

The Democratic Union of Hungarians of Croatia (Croatian: Demokratska zajednica Ma?ara Hrvatske or DZMH, Hungarian: Horvátországi Magyarok Demokratikus Közössége) is a Croatian non-governmental organization that represents the Hungarian minority.[2] It was established in 1993, and is headquartered in Osijek.[3]

Self-definition

The goals of the Democratic Union of Hungarians of Croatia are the demographic preservation of current numbers of Hungarians in Croatia, respect of Constitutional Act on the Rights of National Minorities in the Republic of Croatia and establishment of positive Croatia-Hungary relations.[4] The party was part of ruling coalition in the municipality of Bilje together with the Croatian Democratic Union but it cancelled cooperation with that party in 2011.[4] In 2011 party functionaries stated that they believe they can get into power in Kne?evi Vinogradi to, where at the time the main concurrent Union of Hungarian Organisations was in power.[4] They criticized the Union of Hungarian Organisations minority advocacy credentials in the field of protection of Minority languages of Croatia after they failed to introduce Hungarian language into official use into Kne?evi Vinogradi at that time.[4]

Electoral results

In the 2003 Croatian parliamentary election, they nominated one Jene Adam in the election for the special seat for the Hungarian minority and won one seat in the parliament.[5]

In the elections of 2007, 2011 and 2015 they nominated Robert Jankovics but did not win the seat.[6] At 2016 Croatian parliamentary election they again succeeded to win one seat in national minorities electoral District XII, represented by Robert Jankovics. He won another mandate at the 2020 Croatian parliamentary election, as the only candidate for the Hungarian minority.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Horvátországi Magyarok Demokratikus Közössége Gazdakör" (in Hungarian). Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.nacionalnemanjine.vlada.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=20 Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine (in Croatian)
  3. ^ "Ma?ari". uljppnm.vlada.hr (in Croatian). Office for Human Rights and Rights of the National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Ma?arske udruge po?ele predizbornu kampanju" (in Croatian). tportal.rh. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.izbori.hr/2003Sabor/rez/i120023.htm Archived 2012-06-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Croatian)
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Tko ?e predstavljati manjine: U Sabor ne ulazi nijedno novo ime, Radin mandat dobio s 888 glasova". Jutarnji list. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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