Serb List

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Serb List (Serbian: Српска листа or Srpska lista) was a political alliance in Montenegro. In contrast to other political coalitions, the Serb List was not simply a coalition of parties, but an entity on its own; for instance, the MPs elected on its list are not considered to represent the party they originally come from, but the Serb List. Serb List was transformed into New Serb Democracy, formed on 24 January 2009 as a merger of the national-conservative Serb People's Party and the People's Socialist Party of Montenegro.[1]

At the last legislative elections in Montenegro, on September 10, 2006, the party won 12 out of 81 seats. It is the strongest opposition list in the Parliament.

Besides the Serb People's Party of Montenegro, the coalition consists of various organizations and individuals which present themselves as protectors of the Serbs of Montenegro:

Local cooperation also with the Socialist Party of Yugoslavia and the Democratic Centre of Boka and the following NGOs: Matrix of Boka and Matrix of Brda.

The List advocated special ties between Montenegro and Serbia, Serbian citizenship for Serbs in Montenegro, and protection of the Serbian language and Serbian Orthodox Church (its Montenegrin branch, the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral) as the official language and church in Montenegro, respectively.

In late 2007 the Serb list representative signed The Opposition charter, uniting with the Movement for Changes, the Socialist People's Party of Montenegro, the People's Party, the Democratic Serb Party, the Bosniak Party, the Albanian Alternative and the Democratic League in Montenegro into a standing bloc to oppose a Constitutional draft proposed and attempted to be imposed by the ruling DPS-SDP coalition. The Serb list fiercely opposes renaming the official language of the country from Serbian to Montenegrin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News - Montenegrin opposition unites". B92. Retrieved 2014-03-27.