Democratic Party (Montenegro)

The Democratic Party (Albanian: Partia Demokratike, Montenegrin: Democratska Partija, abbr. DP/PD) is a conservative Albanian minority interests political party in Montenegro. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Albanian Coalition, which he leads together with the LDMZ. Its currently represented with one seat in the Parliament of Montenegro, party leader and current MP is Fatmir Gjeka.

Democratic Party

Partia Demokratike
Democratska Partija
LeaderFatmir Gjeka
FoundedApril 2010
Split fromUDSH
HeadquartersUlcinj
IdeologyNational conservatism
Albanian minority interests
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
National affiliationAlbanian Coalition
(2012-present)
Parliament of Montenegro
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HistoryEdit

The party was founded in April 2010 in Ulcinj, its founder and current leader is Fatmir Gjeka, former deputy president of the Democratic Union of Albanians (UDSH, prior party split in early 2010) and former Mayor of Ulcinj (2008-2011).[1]

The party was part of the Albanian Coalition since its foundation in 2012. In 2020, the PD agreed to re-join Democratic Union of Albanians, by forming a pre-election coalition for 2020 Montenegrin parliamentary election.[2]

The new Albanian Coalition (PD-LDMZ-UDSH) won 1.14% of the vote and gained a singular seat in the Parliament of Montenegro, which belonged to the Democratic Party leader Fatmir Gjeka.[3]

Electoral resultsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won ± Coalition Government
2012 3,824 1.05%
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  1 AK opposition
2016 3,394 0.89%
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  1 AK non-parliamentary
2020 6,488 1.58%
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  1 AK opposition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Đeka i Zenka ponovo zajedno, Dan, 4 July 2020
  2. ^ Albanci u dvije kolone, Dan, 27 July 2020
  3. ^ "Parlamentarni izbori 2020". National Electoral Commission (in Montenegrin). Retrieved 2020-08-31.