New Serb Democracy
|New Serb Democracy
Нова српска демократија
Nova srpska demokratija
|Founded||24 January 2009|
|Merger of||Serb People's Party,
People's Socialist Party
|National affiliation||Democratic Front|
|Parliament of Montenegro||
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New Serb Democracy (Serbian: Нова српска демократија / Nova srpska demokratija), or NOVA, is a political party in Montenegro, formed on 24 January 2009 as a merger between the Serb People's Party and the People's Socialist Party of Montenegro.
Envisioned as a broad coalition of pro-Serb parties of Montenegro centred on the Srpska lista of 2006, NOVA would potentially include Democratic Serb Party as well as various Serb cultural and political organisations. However, the merger was more limited, as only the Serb People's Party, People's Socialist Party of Montenegro and Matica Boke cultural organisation came to a merger agreement.
New Serb Democracy is led by Andrija Mandić, leader of the former Srpska lista. Mandić sought to transform the Srpska lista into a more civic-oriented party, in order to boost the party's coalition potential, and even the dropping the "Serb" prefix from the newly formed party's name was considered. This idea was met with strong resistance during the merger talks.