New Serb Democracy

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New Serb Democracy

Нова српска демократија
Nova srpska demokratija
LeaderAndrija Mandić
Founded24 January 2009
Merger ofSerb People's Party,
People's Socialist Party
IdeologyNational conservatism[1]
Serbian–Montenegrin unionism[1]
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationDemocratic Front
Parliament of Montenegro
8 / 81
Local Parliaments
31 / 786
Party flag
Flag of New Serb Democracy

New Serb Democracy (Serbo-Croatian: Нова српска демократија / Nova srpska demokratija, NSD), also known as NOVA, is a Serb right-wing 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.[5]


Envisioned as a broad coalition of pro-Serb parties of Montenegro centred around Serb List coalition of 2006, NOVA was planned 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.[6] 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.

New Serb Democracy jointly with Democratic People's Party maintains cooperation with Russian far-right Rodina and United Russia parties as well with Serb nationalist Alliance of Independent Social Democrats from Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Parliamentary elections[edit]

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2009 29,883 9.2%
8 / 81
Increase 8 opposition
2012 82,773 22.82%
8 / 81
Steady DF opposition
2016 77,784 20.32%
8 / 81
Steady DF opposition

Presidential elections[edit]

President of Montenegro
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes % Notes
2013 2nd Miodrag Lekić 154,289 48.79% Democratic Front
2018 2nd Mladen Bojanić 111,711 33.40% Independent, support

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ Slomp, Hans (2011), Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics, ABC-CLIO, p. 591
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  5. ^ "Montenegrin opposition unites". B92. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  6. ^ Izbori 2009 Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine

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