Liberal Democratic Party (Serbia)
|Founded||November 5, 2005|
|Split from||Democratic Party (DS)|
|Membership (2012)||90,000 |
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
|European affiliation||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party|
|Assembly of Vojvodina|
|Politics of Serbia
The Liberal Democratic Party was founded on 5 November 2005 by former members of the Democratic Party, lead by Čedomir Jovanović, who were expelled in a party purge in 2004. Jovanović had become critical of the new direction of the Democratic Party and its newly elected president, Boris Tadić. The LDP gained its first seat in parliament after Đorđe Đukić defected from the Democratic Party. Members of the foundation board were: Nenad Prokić, Nikola Samardžić, Branislav Lečić and Đorđe Đukić.
The LDP is one of the few political parties in Serbia to actively support Serbia's membership into NATO and Kosovo-Albanian independence from Serbia. The LDP is also highly supportive of LGBT rights in Serbia.
The LDP's first electoral performance was during the 2007 Serbian parliamentary election, the LDP ran in a coalition together with the Civic Alliance of Serbia, the Social Democratic Union and the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina which collectively received 5.31% of the popular vote. The Civic Alliance would later merged into the LDP the same year.
The next election followed a year later, with the LDP receiving only 5.24% of the popular vote, its worst performance to date.
Presidents of the Liberal Democratic Party (2005–Present)
|#||President||Born-Died||Term start||Term end|
|1||Čedomir Jovanović||1971–||5 November 2005||Incumbent|
|Year||Popular vote||% of popular vote||Overall seats won||Seat change||Notes||Government|
|2008||216,902||5.24%||4||Coalition with DHSS-SDU||opposition|
|2014||120,879||3.36%||12||Coalition with SDU||opposition|
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