Democratic Union of Albanians

The Democratic Union of Albanians (Montenegrin: Demokratska unija Albanaca, Albanian: Unioni Demokratik i Shqiptarëve) is a conservative political party of the Albanian minority in Montenegro.

Democratic Union of Albanians

Demokratska unija Albanaca
Unioni Demokratik i Shqipëtarëve
LeaderMehmet Zenka
Founded21 November 1993[1]
HeadquartersUlcinj
IdeologyAlbanian minority interests[2]
Atlanticism
Albanian nationalism
Social conservatism[2]
Political positionRight-wing
Parliament
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HistoryEdit

The party took part in the campaign prior to Montenegrin independence referendum, promoting Montenegro's independence alongside DPS, SDP, Civic Party and Liberal Party.

In the October 2009 legislative election, the party won one seat. The party president holds the position of Minister for Human and Minority Rights Protection in the Government of Montenegro.

The party's leader, Ferhat Dinosha, is known for being against same-sex marriage in Montenegro, famously quoting that "the Albanian zone in Montenegro was free from homosexuals", and that "if there were any homosexuals in Montenegro, that this would be bad for the country".[citation needed]

ElectionsEdit

Montenegrin parliamentEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote Overall seats won ± Coalition Government
1996 3,849
2 / 75
  2 opposition
1998 3,529
1 / 75
  1 government support
2001 4,232
1 / 75
  0 government
2002 8,498
1 / 75
  0 AZ government
2006 3,693
1 / 81
  0 government
2009 4,747
1 / 81
  0 government
2012 2.848
0 / 81
  1 extra-parliamentary
2016 4,854
1 / 81
  1 AO government
2020 4,675
0 / 81
  1 AK extra-parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Godišnji izvještaj o imovini političkih partija za 2011. godinu: Demokratska unija Albanaca" (PDF). Retrieved 6 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2012). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2019.