People's Party (Serbia)

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The People's Party(Serbian: Народна Странка or Narodna Stranka) was a political party in Serbia. Its president was Milan Paroški.[1]

History[edit]

In the 1990 election it ran in coalition with the Serbian Renewal Movement and won one seat in one of the districts of Novi Sad. The elected MP was Milan Paroški.[2] In the 1992 election it was part of the Serbian Opposition coalition that won no seats.[3] In the 2003 election, the party was part of the For National Unity alliance that won no seats.[4] In the 2008 election it was part of the People's Movement for Serbia coalition that won no seats.[5] In 2010 the party merged into the Serbian Monarchist Party "Serbian Unity".[6]

Policies[edit]

The party advocated adding religious education to schools and universities, as "the exclusion of religious education has contributed to the spiritual impoverishment of the entirety of Serbdom and the severing of ties with tradition and history".[7] It advocated the "reconstitution of the SRJ and the legally unstable position and status of Vojvodina", the relocation of the ministries of agriculture, foreign trade and international relations to Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina, and the regionalization of Serbia so that the "Serbian Voivodeship, or Vojvodina, could be emancipated inside the current polity".[8]
In 2001 Paroški stated that the Serbian government should urgently submit an application to join the Partnership for Peace and subsequently NATO so that the crisis in the Preševo Valley could be resolved in Serbia's favor, citing Serbia's affiliation in the Balkan Wars as well as the First and Second World War. He has also stated in 2001 that it is in Serbia's best interest for the Montenegrins to "leave as soon as possible". He has declared support for the peaceful dissolution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia providing that Serbia is able to sell the submarines currently operating in the Adriatic, saying "Me, my grandfather and my father bought them, not the Montenegrins, or their fathers and grandfathers. Why should it be Milo Đukanović selling them so that they could spend the next ten or twenty years playing their gusle and benefiting from the money?".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Thomas: Serbia under Milošević: politics in the 1990s, p. xix
  2. ^ http://www.rik.parlament.gov.rs/doc/arhiva/poslanici/1990/1990%20izvestaj%20o%20ukupnim%20rezultatima%20np.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=622824
  4. ^ Duga vrela zima
  5. ^ http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2008&mm=04&dd=25&nav_id=295852
  6. ^ http://www.nezavisne.com/magazin/jet-set/Milan-Paroski-komanduje-VIP-seljacima/68019
  7. ^ http://www.e-novine.com/feljton/78734-Kapor-itav-svet-urotio-protiv-Srba.html
  8. ^ http://www.nin.co.rs/arhiva/2437/3.html
  9. ^ http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs/arhiva/2001/03/03/srpski/P01030215.shtml