Istrian Democratic Assembly
Published 24th November, 2011
The Istrian Democratic Assembly or IDS-DDI was founded in 1990 but did not contest an election until 1992. The party describes itself as centre-left and believes in Istrian regionalism and social liberalism. It restricts its activities to the Istrian region.
In 1992 the party fought the election as part of a three party coalition which won six seats with 2.7% of the vote, the IDS took four of those six seats.
In 1995 the party was part of the Joint List (ZL) coalition of five parties which won a total of 18 seats in the 127 seat Hrvatski Sabor. They repeated the same formula in 2000 and won four seats of the 25 seats won by the ZL bloc. The party subsequently joined the government of Ivica Račan.
In 2003 the Istrian Democratic Assembly decided to throw its hat in with the SDP alliance but made little headway, retaining their four seats. But in 2007 they stood alone and dropped a seat down to three seats.
The Istrian Democratic Assembly is a member of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party.