Conservative Party (Kingdom of Serbia)

The Conservative Party (Конзервативна странка / Konzervativna stranka), also known as the Conservatives (Конзервативци) was a conservative political party active in the Principality and then Kingdom of Serbia. The Conservatives were a group that influenced the political developments and constitutional order of Serbia during the 19th century. Their political opponents were the liberals.[1][2][3]

Conservative Party

Конзервативна странка
LeaderIlija Garašanin
Nikola Hristić
Founded1861
HeadquartersBelgrade
IdeologyNational conservatism
Constitutionalism
Souverainism
Political positionRight-wing

The Conservatives advocated a more decisive role for the Royal council rather than the National Assembly (Parliament), and were also staunch opponents of the passage of liberal laws and constitution. Prominent leaders of the Conservatives include Ilija Garašanin, Jovan Marinović and Nikola Hristić.

In the 1880s, the Conservative Party ceased to exist, being replaced in the National Assembly by the conservative liberal Serbian Progressive Party.

Conservative Prime MinistersEdit

Prime Minister of Serbia Years
Ilija Garašanin 1861–1867
Nikola Hristić 1867–1868
1883–1884
1888–1889
1894–1895
Đorđe Cenić 1868–1869
Danilo Stefanović 1875

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gale Stokes (1990). Politics as Development: The Emergence of Political Parties in Nineteenth Century Serbia. Duke University.
  2. ^ Popović-Obradović, Olga (2008). Kakva ili kolika država?: Ogledi o političkoj i društvenoj istoriji Srbije XIX–XXI veka (PDF). Ogledi. 12. Belgrade: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava. ISBN 978-86-7208-155-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Brašić, Miloš N.; Mitrinović, Čedomil (1937). Jugoslovenske narodne skupštine i sabori. Narodna Skupština Kraljevine Jugoslavije.