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image by eljko Heimer, 8 September 2007
The flag is yellow with party emblem in the middle above the
blue initials HSLS. The emblem consists of three superimposed
rotated squares, with word liberali in white script.
HSLS is the first party formed in 1989 when that was made
possible (many politiciance now in other parties were initialy
members of this one, most notably president Tudjman just before
he formed his own party). During 1990's was strongest oposition
party, and in 2000 in colation with SDP and four other parties
won the elections. Suffered number of fractations, most notble
when LS was formed, and recently when number of her ministers in
the government broke up.
eljko Heimer, 5 August 2002
HSLS, Hrvatska socijalno liberalna stranka (Croatian Social
Liberal Party): Established: Zagreb, 20 May 1989. Members: 1995
(9.000), 1996 (12.500), 1998 (13.000), 1999 (14.000), 2002
(20.000), 2004 (20.000). Members in Croatian Parliament:
1992-1995 - 16 (11,59%), 1995-1999 - 7 (5,47%), 2000-2002 - 23
(15,23%), 2002 - 15 (9,93%), 2003 - 14 (9,27%), 2004 - 2 (1,32%).
Member of LI (Liberal International), and ELDR (European Liberal
Democrats Party - <www.eldr.org>).
The party was the main coalition partner to SDP
in 2000-2004. Due to several secessions and loss of votes it
seems that the party has ever less influence...
Source describing the emblems and the flag: Statut HSLS, 20.05.2000 <www.hsls.hr>.
eljko Heimer, 7 May 2005
The party establishied in 1989, was in oposition during
Tudman's time, then as main colaition partner with Social Democratic Party of Croatia, SDP
and four other parties being in govenmnent 200-2004. After the
loss of elections the party splited (splinter group forming the Liberal Party, LS). The HSLS formed
colaition with Croatian Democratic Union,
HDZ and has several ministry places in 2004-2008 government.
In 2006 the LS and HSLS united again, changing the party emblems.
The Statutes of HSLS adopted in 2006 describes the flag
and emblem of the party at <www.hsls.hr>.
The new emblem consists of blue italic block letters HSLS
followed by a red square dot and underined with a yellow arched
line. The flag is described as rectangular with the emblem in it
- presumably being white flag with the emblem in the middle.
eljko Heimer, 8 September 2007
image by eljko Heimer, 5 August 2002