Democratic Serb Party (Montenegro)

The Democratic Serb Party (Montenegrin and Serbian: Демократска српска странка, Demokratska srpska stranka; DSS) is a minor conservative political party in Montenegro, representing the Serbs of Montenegro.

Democratic Serb Party
Demokratska srpska stranka
Демократска српска странка
LeaderDragica Perović
FoundersBožidar Bojović
Ranko Kadić
Founded2003 (2003)
Split fromSerb People's Party
HeadquartersPodgorica
IdeologyNational conservatism[1]
Christian democracy
Serbian–Montenegrin unionism
Political positionRight-wing
Parliament
0 / 81
Local Parliaments
2 / 786
Website
www.dsscg.com

HistoryEdit

The Democratic Serb Party was formed in 2003 following a split from the Serb People's Party led by Božidar Bojović, who was the first party president, and Ranko Kadić, first vice president and his subsequent successor.[2]

At the legislative elections held in March 2009, DSS formed a pre-election coalition with the People's Party, but the coalition failed to gain parliamentary status, winning 2,9% of the votes, just below the 3% electoral threshold. At the next election DSS participated in a nationalist coalition Serb National Alliance along with Party of Serb Radicals and Serb National Alliance, which won only 0,85% of votes. In August 2016, the party joined the right-wing Democratic Front (DF) for the 2016 election, and supported ZBCG list for 2020 election.[3]

ElectionsEdit

Parliamentary electionEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2003 Split from Serb People's Party
2 / 81
  2 with ZZP opposition
2006 47,683 14.07%
2 / 81
  With SNP-NS opposition
2009 9,448 2.9%
0 / 81
  2 With NS extra-parliamentary
2012 3,085 0.85%
0 / 81
  With SSR extra-parliamentary
2016 77,784 20.32%
0 / 81
  With DF extra-parliamentary
2020 133,267 32.55%
0 / 81
  with ZBCG extra-parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2009). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ http://dsscg.com/onama.php Archived 2016-03-10 at the Wayback Machine DSS - About Us
  3. ^ DSS pristupio DF-u, RTCG (2016)