Justice and Reconciliation Party

The Justice and Reconciliation Party (Bosnian: Stranka pravde i pomirenja; Serbian: Странка правде и помирења; abbr. СПП or SPP), formerly known as the Bosniak Democratic Union of Sandžak (Bosnian: Bošnjačka demokratska zajednica Sandžaka; Serbian: Бошњачка демократска заједница Санџака; abbr. БДЗС or BDZS), is a political party of the Bosniak ethnic minority[1] concentrated in the Sandžak region. It is currently active in Serbia and Montenegro.

Justice and Reconciliation Party

Stranka pravde i pomirenja
Странка правде и помирења
LeaderMuamer Zukorlić
Founded2010 (as the Bosniak Democratic Union)
HeadquartersNovi Pazar
IdeologyBosniak minority interests
Social conservatism
Sandžak regionalism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
ReligionSunni Islam
Colours  Dark green
Serbian National Assembly
4 / 250
Parliament of Montenegro
0 / 81
Bosniak National Council
13 / 35
Website
Official website

HistoryEdit

It contested the 2014 parliamentary elections as part of a joint list with the Liberal Democratic Party and Social Democratic Union, but the alliance received only 3.4% of the vote, failing to win a seat.[2]

In the 2016 parliamentary elections it ran alone, winning two seats.[3]

The party officially changed its name from the Bosniak Democratic Union of Sandžak to the Justice and Reconciliation Party on December 23, 2017.[4] Jahja Fehratović had led the party from its formation until this time; following the name change, Muamer Zukorlić was recognized as leader.

Electoral historyEdit

Serbian parliamentary electionsEdit

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition Government
2014 120,879 3.36%
0 / 250
New With LDPSDU no seats
2016 32.526 0.86%
2 / 250
  2 gov′t support
2020 32,170 1.00%
4 / 250
  2 With DPM gov′t support

Montenegrin parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition Government
2016 1,140 0.30%
0 / 81
New non-parliamentary
2020 22,649 5.53%
0 / 81
—0 With URA non-parliamentary

Serbian local electionsEdit

2016 Elections
Municipality Seats
Novi Pazar[5]
10 / 47
Tutin[6]
6 / 37
Sjenica[7]
7 / 39
Prijepolje[8]
5 / 61
(in coalition)
Nova Varoš[9]
0 / 27
Priboj[10]
5 / 41
(in coalition)
Total
33 / 252

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Serbia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ 2014 Elections Republic Electoral Commission
  3. ^ RIK stavio tačku: Ovo su konačni rezultati izbora. B92. 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ "БДЗС постала Странка правде и помирења,председник Зукорлић", Novosti, 23 December 2017, accessed 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ Odbornici u skupštini grada Novog Pazara Archived 2016-05-29 at the Wayback Machine Official website of Novi Pazar.
  6. ^ tutin.rs Official website of Tutin.
  7. ^ Sjenica: SDA i SPS ostaju na vlasti SandzakPress. 11 May 2016.
  8. ^ Koalicija oko SNS osvojila najviše mandata. Glas Zapadne Srbije. 25 April 2016.
  9. ^ Rezultati izbora 2016. Official website of Nova Varoš.
  10. ^ Izbori 2016: Rezultati lokalnih i republičkih izbora u opštini Priboj Priboj003. 25 April 2016.