Bosniak Party

The Bosniak Party (Bosnian: Bošnjačka stranka, Cyrillic: Бошњачка странка, abbr. BS) is a conservative and pro-European political party of the Bosniak minority in Montenegro. Its founder and first leader was Rafet Husović,[2] while the party is currently led by Ervin Ibrahimović, MP, who is also serving as the party's parliamentary group leader in the Parliament of Montenegro.[3]

Bosniak Party
Bošnjačka stranka
Бошњачка странка
PresidentErvin Ibrahimović
FounderRafet Husović
Founded26 February 2006[1]
HeadquartersRožaje, Montenegro
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
European affiliationEuropean People's Party
Parliament
3 / 81
Municipal Parliaments
54 / 847
Website
bscg.me

HistoryEdit

This party was founded in 2006 by Rafet Husović and was officially registered with the Ministry of Justice on 24 March 2006. It was formed by unification of the Slavic Muslim-oriented parties in Montenegro: International Democratic Union, Bosniak Democratic Alternative, Muslim-Bosniak Alliance, and Party of National Equality, in February of the same year.[1] At the legislative elections in Montenegro in March 2009, the Bosniak Party was a part of victorious Coalition for a European Montenegro, alongside the DPS, SDP, and HGI. Thus, this party holds two seats in the Parliament of Montenegro, and has a Deputy Prime Minister and two Ministers in the Government of Montenegro. From its founding up until 2021, Bosniak Party was led by its founder Rafet Husović.[4]

Electoral performanceEdit

Legislative electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2006 12,748 3.76%
1 / 81
  1 LP–BS gov't support
2009 168,290 51.9%
3 / 81
  2 ECG government
2012 15,124 4.17%
3 / 81
  government
2016 12,089 3.16%
2 / 81
  1 government
2020 16,279 3.98%
3 / 81
  1 opposition 2020–22
government 2022–

Local elections in 2014 and 2018Edit

Local election Municipality
Bar Berane Bijelo Polje Plav Pljevlja Podgorica
2014
2 / 37
(coalition)
0 / 35
2 / 38
7 / 31
17 / 35
(European Montenegro coalition)
did not participate
2018
1 / 37
17 / 35
(DPS-BS-SD coalition)
25 / 38
(DPS-BS-SD coalition)
7 / 31
20 / 35
(DPS-BS-SD coalition)
32 / 61
(DPS-LP-BS-CNR-DUA-PCG coalition)
2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Istorijat | Bošnjačka stranka Crne Gore". www.bscg.me. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13.
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Ko je Ervin Ibrahimović?". Novosti (in Serbian).
  4. ^ "Preminuo Rafet Husović, bivši potpredsjednik vlade Crne Gore". balkans.aljazeera.net. 9 March 2021.