Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians

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Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians
Савез војвођанских Мађара
Savez vojvođanskih Mađara
Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség
Hungarian name Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség
Leader István Pásztor
Founder József Kasza
Founded 18 June 1994
Headquarters Subotica
Ideology Regionalism
Minority rights
Liberal conservatism
European affiliation European People's Party (associate)
International affiliation None
Colours Green
National Assembly
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Assembly of Vojvodina
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Website
www.vmsz.org.rs

The Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (Hungarian: Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség (VMSZ); Serbian: Савез војвођанских Мађара (СВМ) / Savez vojvođanskih Mađara (SVM)) is an ethnic Hungarian political party in Serbia, primarily active in the province of Vojvodina. Its chairman is István Pásztor. The former party chairman József Kasza was an honorary president of the party until his title was revoked because of various disagreements on party issues.[1]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Year Popular vote  % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Notes Government
1997 50,960 1.23%
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Increase 4 opposition
2000 2,402,387 64.09%
6 / 250
Increase 2 Coalition DOS government
2003 161,765 4.23%
0 / 250
Decrease 6 Coalition ZZT extra-parliamentary
2007 52,510 1.30%
3 / 250
Increase 3 opposition
2008 74,874 1.81%
4 / 250
Increase 1 Coalition MK government support
2012 68,323 1.75%
5 / 250
Increase 1 opposition
2014 75,294 2.10%
6 / 250
Increase 1 government support
2016 56,620 1,50 %
4 / 250
Decrease 2 government

Presidential elections[edit]

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes  % 2nd round votes  % Notes
2008 Increase 6th István Pásztor 93,039 2.26 Hungarian Coalition
2012 Decrease 9th István Pásztor 63,420 1.62%

Provincial elections[edit]

At the 2004 provincial election in Vojvodina, the party won 8.50% of votes in the one-round voting system, and was part of the ruling coalition in the Vojvodina provincial parliament.

At the 2008 provincial election in Vojvodina, the party was part of the Hungarian Coalition, which won 7% of votes in the first election round.

At the 2012 provincial election in Vojvodina, the party won 6.15% of votes in the first election round.

Local elections[edit]

In the 2004 local elections, the party won the largest number of seats in the municipal parliaments of Subotica, Senta, Bačka Topola, Mali Iđoš, Kanjiža (where Reformists of Vojvodina won same number of seats) and Čoka.

In the 2008 local elections, the party was part of the Hungarian Coalition, which also included two other ethnic Hungarian political parties in Serbia, and which won the majority of votes in Kanjiža (50.91%), as well as plurality of votes in Senta (31.87%), Bačka Topola (46.25%), Mali Iđoš (37.18%), and Bečej (29.63%).

Since the introduction of the multi-party system in Serbia, the mayor of Subotica was often from the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians. That has changed after local elections 2008,[2] when Democratic Party won the largest number of votes in this city.

In the 2012 local elections, the party won the largest number of seats in the municipal parliaments of Kanjiža, Senta, Bačka Topola, Mali Iđoš, and Čoka. Democratic Party won more votes than the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians in Subotica, Bečej, and Ada, in which largest part of population was of Hungarian ethnicity, according to 2002 census.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2010&mm=02&dd=11&nav_id=65130
  2. ^ Hrvatska riječ Davor Bašić Palković: Formirana nova gradska vlast u Subotici, 18. srpnja 2008. (Croatian)

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