Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia
|Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia|
|Ideology||Upholds and protects the rights of the Serbs,
|Colours||Red, Blue, White (Colours of the Serbian flag)|
|Politics of the Republic of Macedonia
The Democratic Party of Serbs in Macedonia (Serbian: Демократска партија Срба у Македонији, Macedonian: Демократска партија на Србите во Македонија (ДПСМ), Demokratska Partija na Srbite vo Makedonija (DPSM)) is a political party representing the interests of Serbs in the Republic of Macedonia as well as other political, social and economic issues.
At the last legislative elections, July 2006, the party won one out of 120 seats as part of the Together for Macedonia alliance, led by the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia and the Liberal Democratic Party.
DPSM's elected Parliamentary Deputy is Ivan Stoilkovic who is the current President of the DPSM.
The party goals may be defined as: preservation and advancement of Serbs and their respective culture and heritage by legal implementation and practical projects and support for the development of the Republic of Macedonia as a multiethnic, free-market orientated democracy. It has traditional base of members and supporters in the regions of Skopska Crna Gora inhabited by Serbs, among Serbs in the cities of Skopje and Kumanovo and among other minor communities of Serbs in other areas of the Republic of Macedonia.
From the inception of political pluralism in the Republic of Macedonia, it is by far the most representative political option for Serbs in this state and since the 2001 change of party leadership, its preferred political partner is SDSM, current leader of parliamentary opposition.
- www.dpsm.org.mk - Official site of the DPSM (under construction)
- DPSM's 2005 Political Platform (-pdf, zipped, in Serbian)