Serbian Progressive Party
|Serbian Progressive Party
Српска напредна странка
Srpska napredna stranka
|Deputy president||Jorgovanka Tabaković|
|Founded||October 21, 2008|
|Split from||Serbian Radical Party|
|Headquarters||Palmira Toljatija 5, Belgrade|
|Membership (2012)||300,000 |
|Assembly of Vojvodina|
The Serbian Progressive Party was formed when a group of 21 MPs led by Tomislav Nikolić of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) disenchanted with the direction of the party, left and formed the Forward Serbia parliamentary group. The SNS was founded and held its first congress meeting on 21 October 2008.
Of the Serbian Radical Party's representatives elected in the Serbian parliamentary election, 2008, 21 moved to the Serbian Progressive Party, while 56 remained in the SRS.
In the Serbian parliamentary election, 2012, the party led the Let's Get Serbia Moving coalition and gained 55 seats out of 73 won by the coalition in the National Assembly. Party leader Tomislav Nikolić defeated Boris Tadić of the Democratic Party in the second round of the 2012 presidential election.
Nikolić stepped down as party leader on May 24, 2012 following his election as President of Serbia. Deputy leader Aleksandar Vučić assumed leadership until the next party congress is held to elect a new leader. On September 29, 2012 Vučić was elected as party leader, with Jorgovanka Tabaković as his deputy.
The Serbian Progressive Party maintains special cooperation with the Freedom Party of Austria and United Russia. On 24 April 2013 the SNS' representatives in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe joined the Group of the European People's Party.
- Tomislav Nikolić (2008–2012) (President)
- Aleksandar Vučić (2008–2012) (Deputy President)
- Aleksandar Vučić (2012–present) (President)
- Jorgovanka Tabaković (2012–present) (Deputy President)
Electoral performance 
Parliamentary elections 
|Election year||Total votes||% of overall vote||Seats won||+/-|
Presidential elections 
|Election year||Candidate||1st round votes||%||2nd round votes||%|
See also 
- Politics of Serbia
- List of political parties in Serbia
- List of Presidents of Serbia
- List of Serbian parliamentary opposition leaders
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