Federal Party of Yugoslavs

The Federal Party of Yugoslavs (Serbian: Савезна странка Југословена/ Savezna stranka Jugoslovena) was a political party in Yugoslavia.

HistoryEdit

The party was formed on 6 March 1990 in Zagreb under the name Party of Yugoslavs. Its first president was Ante Ercegović. The party advocated Yugoslavism, market reforms and a peaceful resolution to the Yugoslav crisis. Following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Serbian branch of the party continued to exist under the name Federal Party of Yugoslavs and was led by fiction writer Berislav Kosier.

In the 1990 election, the party won one seat. Its sole MP was journalist Mihajlo Kovač. The party supported Blažo Perović in the presidential election and won 1.14%.[1] At this time, the party had links to the Workers' Party of Yugoslavia led by Milosav V. R. Jovanović who mailed a letter of support to the party's congress in Sarajevo in 1991.[2]

In 1994 the party was one of the 19 parties that merged to form the Yugoslav Left. It left the Yugoslav Left on 25 August 1997 following its decision to dissolve all participating parties in favor of a unified program.[3] Kosier later condemned the JUL's decision to support a coalition with the right-wing Serbian Radical Party.[4]

Berislav Kosier died in 2002. The party officially ceased to exist in Serbia on 19 April 2010.[5]

Prominent membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of candidates for the Serbian presidential election 1990, Republic Electoral Commission (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Assembly of the Party of Yugoslavs in Sarajevo, 1991, Ljudi vreme dokumenti, Vikom RTV (in Serbo-Croatian)
  3. ^ T., N. (26 August 1997). "Direkcija "guta" osnivace". yurope.com (in Serbian). Naša Borba. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ Torov, Milica (29 March 1998). "Bolje vojvoda "u ruci", nego Vuk "na grani"". yurope.com (in Serbian). Naša Borba. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  5. ^ List of dissolved political parties, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (in Serbian)