DEMOS (Montenegro)

DEMOS (acronym of Demokratski savez, lit. 'Democratic Alliance'; Montenegrin: Демократски савез, ДЕМОС) is a centrist[1] to centre-right[2] political party in Montenegro. Party founder and current leader is Miodrag Lekić, who is also serving as the party's single MP in the Parliament of Montenegro.

DEMOS

ДЕМОС
LeaderMiodrag Lekić
Founded18 March 2015
Split fromDemocratic Front
HeadquartersPodgorica
Ideology
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationPeace is Our Nation
Coloursblue, yellow and dark red
Parliament
1 / 81
Local Parliaments
2 / 786
Website
demos.co.me

HistoryEdit

Party was founded in 2015 when Miodrag Lekić, leader of the opposition Democratic Front, split from the alliance due to disagreements with its constituent parties, and formed the new moderate right political subject.[3]

In September 2016, DEMOS decided to enter the Key Coalition with URA and SNP in order to participate at the forthcoming parliamentary election, winning four parliamentary seats.[4] In the summer of 2017 a rift occurred within the party, which resulted in a split, with a conservative faction led by Goran Danilović and Goran Radonjić deciding to form a new party, called United Montenegro.[5] The split left Demos with two MPs, as the remaining two defected to the new party.

In July 2020, Demos decided to enter the big tent Peace is Our Nation coalition with Democratic Montenegro, as well some minor parties and independent candidates, in order to participate at the forthcoming August 2020 elections.[6]

ElectionsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2015 Split from Democratic Front
4 / 81
  4 provisional[a]
2016 42,295 11.05%
4 / 81
  Ključ opposition
2020 51,298 12.53%
1 / 81
  3 MNN gov't support

a Opposition (2015—2016); Provisional government (2016)

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Montenegro
Election year # Candidate 1st round vote % 2nd round vote % Note
2018 3rd Draginja Vuksanović 27,441 8.20% SDP, support

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Demos: Crnoj Gori potreban ozbiljan politički i kulturni dijalog, Vijesti, 13 December 2020
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ Lekić osnovao Demos
  4. ^ "Lekić nosliac liste koalicije Ključ". Archived from the original on 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  5. ^ http://www.vijesti.me/vijesti/danilovic-od-danas-funkcionisemo-kao-ujedinjena-crna-gora-954135
  6. ^ Formiranje Građanskog bloka, Vijesti