Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians

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Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians
Савез војвођанских Мађара
Savez vojvođanskih Mađara
Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség
Hungarian name Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség
Leader István Pásztor
Founder József Kasza
Founded 18 June 1994
Headquarters Subotica
Ideology Regionalism
Minority rights
Liberal conservatism
International affiliation None
European affiliation European People's Party (observer)
Colours Green
National Assembly
6 / 250
Assembly of Vojvodina
8 / 120
Website
www.vmsz.org.rs
Politics of Serbia
Political parties
Elections
Bilingual (Hungarian-Serbian) party billboard with image of party leader István Pásztor, who was a presidential candidate in 2012 Serbian presidential elections.

The Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (Hungarian: Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség (VMSZ); Serbian: Савез војвођанских Мађара (СВМ) / Savez vojvođanskih Mađara (SVM)) is an ethnic Hungarian political party in Serbia, primarily active in the province of Vojvodina. Its chairman is István Pásztor. The former party chairman József Kasza was an honorary president of the party until his title was revoked because of various disagreements on party issues.[1]

Participation in elections[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

At the legislative elections in Serbia on December 28, 2003, the party was part of the Together for Tolerance coalition, which won no seats in the National Assembly.

At the 2007 parliamentary elections held on January 21, the party won 3 seats in the National Assembly.

At the 2008 parliamentary elections held on May 11, the party was part of Hungarian Coalition, which won 4 seats in the National Assembly.

At the 2012 parliamentary elections held on May 6, the party won 5 seats in the National Assembly.

At the 2014 parliamentary elections held on March 16, the party won 7 seats in the National Assembly.

Provincial elections[edit]

At the 2004 provincial election in Vojvodina, the party won 8.50% of votes in the one-round voting system, and was part of the ruling coalition in the Vojvodina provincial parliament.

At the 2008 provincial election in Vojvodina, the party was part of the Hungarian Coalition, which won 7% of votes in the first election round.

At the 2012 provincial election in Vojvodina, the party won 6.15% of votes in the first election round.

Local elections[edit]

In the 2004 local elections, the party won the largest number of seats in the municipal parliaments of Subotica, Senta, Bačka Topola, Mali Iđoš, Kanjiža (where Reformists of Vojvodina won same number of seats) and Čoka.

In the 2008 local elections, the party was part of the Hungarian Coalition, which also included two other ethnic Hungarian political parties in Serbia, and which won the majority of votes in Kanjiža (50.91%), as well as plurality of votes in Senta (31.87%), Bačka Topola (46.25%), Mali Iđoš (37.18%), and Bečej (29.63%).

Since the introduction of the multi-party system in Serbia, the mayor of Subotica was often from the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians. That has changed after local elections 2008,[2] when Democratic Party won the largest number of votes in this city.

In the 2012 local elections, the party won the largest number of seats in the municipal parliaments of Kanjiža, Senta, Bačka Topola, Mali Iđoš, and Čoka. Democratic Party won more votes than the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians in Subotica, Bečej, and Ada, in which largest part of population was of Hungarian ethnicity, according to 2002 census.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2010&mm=02&dd=11&nav_id=65130
  2. ^ Hrvatska riječ Davor Bašić Palković: Formirana nova gradska vlast u Subotici, 18. srpnja 2008. (Croatian)

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