Serbian People's Party (2014)

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Serbian People's Party

Српска народна партија
Srpska narodna partija
PresidentNenad Popović
FoundedSeptember 2014
Split fromDemocratic Party of Serbia
IdeologyPopulism
National conservatism
Economic liberalism
Christian democracy
Soft Euroscepticism
Russophilia
Political positionRight-wing
National Assembly
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Website
srpskanarodnapartija.rs

The Serbian People's Party (Serbian: Српска народна партија, СНП / Srpska narodna partija, SNP) is a right-wing, populist political party in Serbia, formed in 2014 by former members of the Democratic Party of Serbia. It has three members in the National Assembly of Serbia, all of whom serve in the parliamentary group of the governing Serbian Progressive Party. Nenad Popović, the Serbian People's Party's leader, is a minister without portfolio in the government of Ana Brnabić.

History and ideology[edit]

The SNP was founded in September 2014 in the village of Kriva Reka in the Zlatibor region. Its founding members included Popović, Jovan Palalić, Milan Stamatović (who left the party two years later), and the political philosopher Bogdana Koljević.[1] The party favours closer ties between Serbia and Russia and opposes Serbian membership in the European Union.[2][3][4]

The party's first member of the assembly was Milan Petrić, who had been elected on the list of the Democratic Party in the 2014 election and joined the SNP in March 2015.[5] The SNP subsequently contested the 2016 election on the Progressive Party's Aleksandar Vučić – Serbia Is Winning electoral list and elected three members to the assembly: Jovan Palalić, Ognjen Pantović, and Snežana Petrović.

Popović, who has been the SNP's leader since its founding, was appointed to a ministerial position on June 29, 2017.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition Government
2016 1,823,147 48.25%
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Increase 3 Around SNS government

Presidential elections[edit]

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes % Notes
2017 Increase 1st Aleksandar Vučić 2,012,788 55.05% Government coalition


References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Serbian centre-right party founded," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, 24 September 2014 (Source: Blic website, Belgrade, in Serbian 0000 gmt 21 Sep 14).
  2. ^ "Serbian party leader upholds energy projects with 'strategic' partner Russia," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, 4 March 2015 (Source: Dnevnik, Novi Sad, in Serbian 28 Feb 15).
  3. ^ "Russians are the only true friends of Serbia - Serbian People’s Party," ITAR-TASS World Service, 23 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Serbian paper says voters do not want to see pro-Russian parties in power," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, 19 January 2016.
  5. ^ SNP Nenada Popovića postala parlamentarna partija, Politika, 22 March 2015, accessed 9 May 2018.