Democratic League in Montenegro

The Democratic League in Montenegro (Montenegrin: Demokratski savez u Crnoj Gori, Albanian: Lidhja Demokratike në Mal të Zi) is an Albanian minority political party in Montenegro.[2]

Democratic League in Montenegro

Demokratski savez u Crnoj Gori
Lidhja Demokratike në Mal të Zi
LeaderMehmet Bardhi
FounderFuad Nimani
Founded9 September 1990
HeadquartersUlcinj
IdeologyAlbanian minority interests[1]
Liberal conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationAlbanian Coalition
(2012-present)
Parliament
0 / 81

HistoryEdit

It was one of the key organizers (together with the Liberals) of the 1992 Montenegrin independence referendum. Prior to the 2012 elections Democratic League in Montenegro decided to enter the Albanian Coalition with the Albanian Alternative (AA) and the Democratic Party (DP). The AA and DSCG had contested the 2009 elections as the "Albanian List", winning a single seat.[3] Led by Fatmir Deka, in the 2012 elections the alliance received 1.1% of the vote,[3] winning one seat.[4] In September 2016, the Democratic League in Montenegro and Democratic Party (DP) decided to sign an agreement with Albanian Coalition "Perspective" for 2016 elections, but they fail to win single seat in Parliament.

ElectionsEdit

Montenegrin parliamentEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote Overall seats won ± Coalition Government
1990 30,760
5 / 125
  5 SDA opposition
1992 11,393
0 / 75
  5 extra-parliamentary
1996 5,289
2 / 75
  2 opposition
1998 5,425
1 / 75
  1 government support
2001 3.570
1 / 75
  0 government
2002 8,498
1 / 75
  0 AZ government
2006 4,373
1 / 81
  0 PDP government support
2009 2.898
1 / 81
  0 AA government support
2012 3.824
0 / 81
  1 AK extra-parliamentary
2016 3.394
0 / 81
  AK extra-parliamentary
2020 4,675
0 / 81
  AK extra-parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2012). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Key Political Parties in Montenegro". Balkan Insight. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b Montenegro IFES
  4. ^ Last elections IPU