Social Democratic Party of Macedonia

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The Social Democratic Party of Macedonia (Macedonian: Социјалдемократска партија на Македонија, Socijal-demokratska partija na Makedonija, SDPM) is a political party in Macedonia.

History[edit]

Established in 1990,[1] the SDPM was the first political party to register in Macedonia, with Slavko Milosavlevski becoming its founding president. It contested the 1990 parliamentary elections, at a time when Macedonia was still part of Yugoslavia. It received 1.6% of the vote in the first round and 0.2 in the second, failing to win a seat.[2] It also ran in alliance with the Union of Reform Forces in some areas, but the alliance failed to win a seat.

Despite seeing its vote share fall to 1.2% in the first round of the 1994 elections, the party managed to win a single seat in the Assembly.[2]

The SDPM did not contest the 1998 elections,[3] but returned to run in the 2002 elections. However, the party received just 0.3% of the vote and failed to win a seat. The 2006 elections saw the party increase its vote share to 0.9%, but it remained seatless. In the 2008 elections its vote share fell to 0.65%, as the party again failed to win a seat. In the 2011 elections the party's vote share fell to just 0.2%. The 2014 elections saw it receive 0.4% of the vote, but it remained seatless.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Republic of Macedonia's 2014 Parliamentary Elections Handbook Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1288 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1281