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New Serbia

Нова Србија
Nova Srbija
AbbreviationNS
LeaderVelimir Ilić
FoundedAugust 10, 1998 (1998-08-10)
Split fromSerbian Renewal Movement
HeadquartersObilićev venac 4, Belgrade
Membership (2015)95,000[1]
IdeologyPopulism
Conservativism
Christian democracy
Monarchism[2]
Decentralization
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionRight-wing
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
ColoursSky blue
National Assembly
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Website
www.nova-srbija.org

New Serbia (Serbian: Нова Србија (НС)/Nova Srbija (NS)) is a minor populist and monarchist political party in Serbia. It was established in 1998 by a group of dissidents led by Velimir Ilić from the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO).

History[edit]

New Serbia was part of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) bloc which defeated Slobodan Milošević in the 2000 presidential election.

The party took part in the 2003 parliamentary election in coalition with the Serbian Renewal Movement. The coalition received 7.7% of the popular vote and 22 seats; 9 seats were allocated to New Serbia.

New Serbia ran in the 2007 election in coalition with the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and United Serbia (JS). The coalition received 16.55% of the popular vote and 47 seats in parliament, 10 of which went to New Serbia.

The party ran again in coalition with the DSS a year later in the 2008 election, receiving 11.62% of votes and 30 seats, with 9 allocated to NS.

New Serbia ran in the 2014 election in coalition with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and several other parties. The coalition received 48.2% of the popular vote and 158 seats in parliament, 6 of which went to New Serbia.[3]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Government
2000 2,402,387 64.09%
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Increase 8 DOS government (2000–2002)
opposition (2002–2004)
2003 293,082 7.66%
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Increase 1 With SPO government
2007 667,615 16.55%
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Increase 1 With DSS-JS government
2008 480,987 11.62%
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Decrease 1 With DSS opposition
2012 940,659 24.05%
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Decrease 1 PS government
2014 1,736,920 48.35%
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Decrease 2 Around SNS government
2016 1,823,147 48.25%
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Decrease 1 Around SNS government (2016–2017)
opposition (2017–)

Years in government (1990– )[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes % Notes
2003 Increase 3rd Velimir Ilić 229,229 9.08 Election declared invalid due to low turnout
2004 Decrease 4th Dragan Maršićanin 414,971 13.31 Government Coalition
2008 Increase 3rd Velimir Ilić 305,828 7.43
2012 Increase 1st Tomislav Nikolić 979,216 25.05 1,552,063 49.54 Let's Get Serbia Moving coalition
2017 Decrease 4th Vuk Jeremić 206,676 5.66 Independent candidate; support

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milinković, D. (13 April 2015). "Trećina kod naprednjaka" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti.
  2. ^ http://www.nova-srbija.org/istorijat.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.cesid.org/

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