|Founded||28 September 2014|
|Split from||Croatian People's Party|
|European affiliation||European Democratic Party|
The civil initiative for the establishment of the party was launched by former Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats (HNS) chief Radimir ?a?i? and his associates Natalija Martin?evi? and Petar Baranovi?. More than two-thirds of the party members are former members of the HNS which left the party because of disagreements with its leadership over the exclusion of Radimir ?a?i? from the party while he was serving a prison sentence for unintentionally causing a traffic accident with two fatalities.
According to the parties former acting president Natalija Martin?evi?, about 200 members from HNS Zagreb and Vara?din branches each have left the party in order to join the People's party - Reformists.
Ahead of the 2015 parliamentary election the party formed a coalition, "Successful Croatia", with the centre-left Forward Croatia-Progressive Alliance. In the 2015 election, the party won one seat in the Croatian Parliament in the III electoral district, held by Radimir ?a?i?. ?a?i? voted in favor of approving Cabinet of Tihomir Ore?kovi?. Party participated at the 2016 extraordinary parliamentary election as part of the For Prime Minister Coalition led by Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandi?, and eventually won 1 seat. NS-R voted in favor of approving Cabinet of Andrej Plenkovi?. At the 2017 local elections, Radimir ?a?i? was elected prefect of the Vara?din County and Darinko Dumbovi? mayor of Petrinja. NS-R also entered many county, city and municipal councils, mostly in Northern Croatia.
The following is a list of presidential candidates who were endorsed by NS-R.
|Election year(s)||Candidate||1st round||2nd round|
|# of overall votes||% of overall votes||# of overall votes||% of overall votes||Result|
|2014-15||Ivo Josipovi? (SDP)||687,678||38.46 (#1)||1,082,436||49.26 (#2)||Lost|
The following is a summary of the party's results in legislative elections for the Croatian parliament. The "total votes" and "percentage" columns include sums of votes won by pre-election coalitions NS-R had been part of.
|Election||In coalition with||Votes won||Percentage||Seats won||Change||Government|
|(Coalition totals)||(NS-R only)|
|2015 (August)||NS-PS, DDS, HSU-U, ZF||34,573||1.54||2||Opposition|
|2016 (September)||BM 365, NV-SR, HSS SR, BUZ||76,054||4.04||Government support|
|2020 (July)||SHU, HSS BR, NSH, HDS,
Restart Coalition (6th electoral district)
|Election||In coalition with||Votes won||Percentage||Seats won||Change|