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Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a multi-ethnic social-democratic political party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for the...

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The party is the successor of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the Bosnian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia.- Leaders :*Secretaries of the Central Committee of the League of Communists...

, and was enlarged by the inclusion of the Socijaldemokrati BiH party to the original SDP.

The current president of the party is Bosniak Zlatko Lagumdžija
Zlatko Lagumdžija
Dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija is a Bosnian politician and academic. He is known for his leadership of the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina...

, former Bosnian foreign minister.

In the 2010 legislative elections
Bosnia and Herzegovina general election, 2010
Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 3 October 2010 for both the Federal government and the two entities.Voters elected 42 deputies to the State House of Representatives...

 the party won:
  • 1 out of 3 seats in the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.-Overview:...

  • 8 out of 42 seats in the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina , is one of the two chambers of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the other being the House of Peoples of Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe house of representatives of BiH consists of 42 members which are elected by...

  • 28 out of 98 seats in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the two political entities that compose the sovereign country of Bosnia and Herzegovina . The two entities are delineated by the Inter-Entity Boundary Line...

  • 1 out of 2 Vice Presidential seats in Republic of Srpska
  • 3 out 83 seats in the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska
  • 13 out of 35 seats in the assembly of the Tuzla Canton
    Tuzla Canton
    The Tuzla Canton is a canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cantonal seat is in Tuzla.-Municipalities:...

  • 8 out of 30 seats in the assembly of the Una-Sana Canton
    Una-Sana Canton
    The Una-Sana Canton is one of the 10 cantons of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the northwest of the country and has been named after the rivers Una and Sana. The center of canton government is Bihać.-Population:...

  • 10 out of 35 seats in the assembly of the Sarajevo Canton
    Sarajevo Canton
    The Sarajevo Canton is a canton of the Federation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The capital is Sarajevo.The Canton is basically the metro area of the city it is named after that is inside the Federation...

  • 7 out of 25 seats in the assembly of the Bosnian Podrinje Canton
    Bosnian Podrinje Canton
    The Bosnian Podrinje Canton is one of the 10 cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.-Geography:It is located in the eastern central part of the country, in the region of Podrinje...

  • 10 out of 35 seats in the assembly of the Zenica-Doboj Canton
    Zenica-Doboj Canton
    The Zenica-Doboj Canton is one of the cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.-Geography:This canton is situated in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cantonal capital is Zenica and the other town mentioned in the name is Doboj, which is in Republika Srpska, but part of the...

  • 6 out of 30 seats in the assembly of the Central Bosnia Canton
    Central Bosnia Canton
    The Central Bosnia Canton is one of the ten cantons of The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.-Geography:It is located in the center of the country, to the west of Sarajevo...

  • 5 out of 30 seats in the assembly of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
    Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
    The Herzegovina-Neretva Canton is one of the 10 cantons of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The canton mainly comprises the Neretva river valley area and parts of Herzegovina west of Mostar, its administrative center.-Municipalities:...

  • 1 out of 21 seats in the assembly of the Posavina Canton
    Posavina Canton
    The Posavina Canton is a canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the smallest canton, with an area of only 325 km² populated by 43,588 people , 83% of them are Croats. Its capital city is Orašje The Posavina Canton is a canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is...

  • 1 out of 25 seats in the assembly of Livno Canton
  • The party won none of the 23 seats in the assembly of West Herzegovina Canton
    West Herzegovina Canton
    The West Herzegovina Canton or West Herzegovina County is one of the 10 cantons of Bosnia and Herzegovina.-Geography and population:It is located in the south of the country. It has a total area of 1,362 km2 and 81,523 inhabitants...



In local (mayoral and city council) elections held on 6 October 2008 the party exceeded their own expectations. Also in Bosanska Krupa
Bosanska Krupa
Bosanska Krupa is a town and municipality in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Una river. It is located northeast from Bihać...

 an independent candidate, Armin Halitović
Armin Halitovic
Armin Halitović is a politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is currently the Mayor of Bosanska Krupa, where he succeeded Hamdi Grosic in the post. Halitović ran as an independent, but had the support of the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina...

, that the party supported won in the mayoral race.