For the Benefit of All

For the Benefit of All (Montenegrin: Da svako ima / Да свако има) was an opposition catch-all and pro-EU political alliance in Montenegro. It is composed of the Socialist People's Party (SNP), United Montenegro (UCG) and Workers' Party (RP), as well as some independents. The main goal of the alliance was to overthrow the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS) of President Milo Đukanović, which has been in power since its founding in 1991.[1]

For the Benefit of All

Da svako ima
Да свако има
LeaderVladimir Joković
InitiatorMiodrag Davidović
Founded1 May 2019
DissolvedAugust 2020
Succeeded byFor the Future of Montenegro
HeadquartersPodgorica
IdeologyCatch-all alliance
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionBig tent
Parliament (2020)
7 / 81
Local Parliaments (2020)
63 / 786

HistoryEdit

The alliance was formed on 1 May 2019 in Bijelo Polje, by signing an agreement between Socialist People's Party (SNP) of Vladimir Joković with Independent parliamentary group composed of United Montenegro (UCG), Workers' Party (RP, former Democratic Front member) and two independent MPs, Aleksandar Damjanović and Anka Vukićević, both elected from 2016 Key Coalition electoral list.[2] Damjanović rejoined the Socialist People's Party in early 2020.

Alliance compositionEdit

Member party Ideology (2019) Position (2019) Leader (2019) MPs (2019-20)
Socialist People's Party Social democracy
Social conservatism
Syncretic Vladimir Joković
3 / 81
United Montenegro
(DEMOS split)
Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right Goran Danilović
2 / 81
Workers' Party Labour rights
Left populism
Syncretic Janko Vučinić
1 / 81
Independent politician
(DEMOS split)
Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right Anka Vukićević
1 / 81

DissolutionEdit

Alliance eventually dissolved prior the parliamentary election in August 2020, all three parties decided to join a pre-election coalition with populist Democratic Front (DF) alliance, employing and more significant cultural and socially conservative discourse, supporting 2019-2020 clerical protests in Montenegro and Serbian Orthodox Church rights in Montenegro.[3]

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