RENEWAL AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM OF THE CROATIAN PARTY OF RIGHTS (HSP), 1990-1992

Velimir Veselinović ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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Abstracts
Based on the party archives, newspaper archives and literature recovery, the
author presents the political programs and activities of the Croatian Party of
Rights (HSP) from 1990 to 1992. This work analyzes the political aims of the
party, the most important personalities associated with it during this period,
the significance of its electioneering as well as of its results in the election of
1992. Once the multiparty system was established, HSP was rebuilt by Dobroslav
Paraga and Ante Paradžik. The main party’s program was the establishment
of an independent Croatian state. Political action of HSP resulted in political
killings, political trials of leading party officials and the Party’s schism.
The fundamental obstacle to renewal and further development of HSP was the
Croatian Democratic Union and its attitude towards HSP.

Keywords
Croatian Party of Rights; Croatian Defence Forces; Dobroslav Paraga; Political Parties; Homeland War