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Sustainable Development of Croatia

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President  Luka Keller
Headquarters  Zagreb, Croatia
Founder  Mirela Holy
Membership  3,500
Founded  29 October 2013 (2013-10-29)
Ideology  Sustainable development Green liberalism Green politics Social progressivism Environmentalism

Sustainable Development of Croatia (Croatian: Održivi razvoj Hrvatske) or ORaH (Orah meaning walnut in Croatian) is a green liberal political party in Croatia.



The party was formed in 2013. Its leader is a former Minister of Environmental Protection and Nature and Social Democratic Party MP Mirela Holy. She won the seat in the Sabor as a member of Social Democratic Party which she left after some disagreements over party leadership.

In the May 2014, the party came close to 10% of the vote and elected one MEP, Davor Škrlec who sits with the Greens in the European Parliament. Later that year, the minor green party Green List merged into ORaH.

2015 Parliamentary Election

On 23 July 2015 it was announced that an independent MP Mladen Novak was joining ORaH. He was a former Croatian Labourists – Labour Party member who left the party after it started negotiating to join Kukuriku coalition. Another former labourist MP, Zlatko Tušak, joined the party on 18 September 2015, giving ORaH a third MP ahead of the elections.

In the Croatian parliamentary election, 2015, ORaH fared worse than any opinion poll had predicted gaining less than 2% of the vote, and no MP. It is the largest party outside of the Sabor.

In February 2016, Mirela Holy left the party "because of personal and professional reasons", stating that she wants to have more time for lecturing on Vern Polytechnic, writing books and fashion design. In April 2016, Davor Škrlec left the party because of "dissatisfaction over how party is ran, and party's passivity towards the problems of the Croatian society".


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