New Serb Democracy

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New Serb Democracy
Нова српска демократија
Nova srpska demokratija
Leader Andrija Mandić
Founded 24 January 2009
Merger of Serb People's Party,
People's Socialist Party
Headquarters Podgorica
Ideology National conservatism[1]
Conservatism[2]
Serbian–Montenegrin unionism[1]
pro-Russian
Political position Right-wing
National affiliation Democratic Front
Colours Blue
Parliament of Montenegro
7 / 81
Website
www.nova.org.me

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 Serb People's Party and the People's Socialist Party of Montenegro.[3]

Envisioned as a broad coalition of pro-Serb parties of Montenegro centred around Serb List coalition of 2006, NOVA was plan to 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 Serb People's Party. Mandić sought to transform the Serb List coalition 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.

In 2009 parliamentary election NOVA ran independently and won 9,2% of the votes, and 8 seats.[4] In the next parliamentary election held in 2012, the party ran within the Democratic Front coalition which was second ranked electoral list with 22,8% of the votes and 20 seats, out of which NOVA won 8.

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote  % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Alliance Government
2009 29,883 9.2%
8 / 81
Increase 8 opposition
2012 82,773 22.82%
8 / 81
Steady DF opposition

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram, "Montenegro", Parties and Elections in Europe, retrieved 8 October 2012 
  2. ^ Slomp, Hans (2011), Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics, ABC-CLIO, p. 591 
  3. ^ "Montenegrin opposition unites". B92. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  4. ^ Izbori 2009

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