People's Party (Montenegro)

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People's Party
Narodna stranka
Народна странка
Leader Predrag Popović
Founder Novak Kilibarda
Founded 1990
Headquarters Podgorica
Ideology Serbian–Montenegrin unionism
Cultural conservatism
Christian democracy
Political position Centre-right to Right-wing
Parliament
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Local Parliaments
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Website
www.narodnastranka.com

The People's Party (Montenegrin: Народна странка; Narodna Stranka (NS)) is an extra-parliamentary conservative political party in Montenegro.

History[edit]

The party was established in 1990, after a multi-party system was introduced in Montenegro, and was named after the historical People's Party.

The People's Party opposed Slobodan Milošević's regime in Serbia and his supporters in Montenegro during the 1990s. It joined DPS and SDP in 1998 election, and it participated in Government with the two until 2001. But, when DPS and SDP openly stated that they are proponents of full Montenegrin independence, People's Party of Montenegro left the coalition and the Government.

Afterwards, it was mostly in coalition with pro-union with Serbia parties. After the referendum, the People's Party refused to acknowledge the result due to allegations of irregularities. After failing to achieve parliamentary status in 2009 and 2012 elections, People's Party activity significantly decreased, but it remained formally active.

Presidents of People's Party[edit]

# President Born–Died Term start Term end Notes
1 Novak Kilibarda 1934- 1990 2000
2 Dragan Šoć 1957– 2000 2006
3 Predrag Popović 1965– 2006 2011
Jovan Markuš 1949– 2011 2016 acting
(3) Predrag Popović 1965– 2016 Incumbent

Elections[edit]

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
1990 39,146 12.84%
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Steady opposition
1992 37,549 12.71%
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Increase 1 opposition
1996 74,963 24.91%
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Decrease 3 LSCG opposition
1998 170,080 48.87%
5 / 75
Decrease 6 ECG government
2001 148,513 40.56%
9 / 75
Increase 4 ZZP opposition
2002 133,900 38.4%
5 / 75
Decrease 4 ZZP opposition
2006 47,683 14.07%
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Decrease 3 SNP-DSS opposition
2009 9,448 2.86%
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Decrease 2 DSS extra-parliamentary
2012 5,275 1.45%
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Steady SL-DCB extra-parliamentary
2016 did not run did not run
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extra-parliamentary

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