League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina

The League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (Serbian: Лига социјалдемократа Војводине, romanizedLiga socijaldemokrata Vojvodine; abbr. ЛСВ or LSV) is autonomist, regionalist,[2] social-democratic[2] political party in the Vojvodina region of Serbia. The founder and current leader of the party is Nenad Čanak.

League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina
Лига социјалдемократа Војводине
Liga socijaldemokrata Vojvodine
LeaderNenad Čanak
Founded14 July 1990
Preceded bySKV–VKL
HeadquartersNovi Sad
Membership (2012)22,000[1]
Ideology
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
Coloursblue, yellow, green
National Assembly
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Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
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Party flag
Vojvodina flag proposed by LSV in the 1990s.svg
Website
www.lsv.org.rs

HistoryEdit

The party was founded on 14 July 1990 in Novi Sad. At the First Party Congress, the LSV adopted the party program, which defined following principles of the party: liberty, equality, justice, solidarity, and publicity. At the Second Congress, which was held in July 1997, the LSV adopted a new statute.[5]

In the first years of its existence, the party's activities were mainly directed towards organization of anti-war actions. Together with other parties, it organized anti-war demonstrations in Vojvodina and publicly opposed mobilization of Vojvodina citizens for the front lines in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[5]

GoalsEdit

The League advocates the "right of autonomous decisions about fundamental affairs of Vojvodina within Serbia", which, according to the League, was abolished after the so-called Yogurt Revolution in 1988 and after constitutional changes from 1990, which, according to the League, diminished the autonomy of Vojvodina to "protocolar minimum".[5]

In December 1998, the League proclaimed that its political goal is establishment of the Republic of Vojvodina within a federalized Serbia.[5] In recent years, the League mostly abandoned the idea of a Republic of Vojvodina, but it still advocated a greater level of autonomy for the province. In November 2011, League official Aleksandra Jerkov stated that "Vojvodina needs more jurisdictions", but that "there is no need for it to be a republic".[6]

Participation in electionsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

In the 1990 Serbian general election, the League supported candidates of the Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia and the Association for Yugoslav Democratic Initiative in several electoral districts.

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition Status
1992 36,780 0.78%
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  With NSS no seats
1993 41,097 0.96%
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  With RDSV-SJ no seats
1997 112,589 2.72%
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  3 KV opposition
2000 2,402,387 64.09%
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  3 DOS government
2003 161,765 4.23%
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  6 ZZT no seats
2007 214,262 5.31%
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  4 With LDP-GSS-SDU-DHSS opposition
2008 1,590,200 38.42%
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  1 ZES gov′t support
2012 863,294 22.07%
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  2 IZBŽ opposition
2014 204,767 5.70%
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  3 With NDS-Z-ZZS opposition
2016 189,564 5.02%
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  2 With SDS-LDP opposition
2020 30,591 0.95%
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  4 UDS no seats

Provincial electionsEdit

In the 2004 provincial election, the LSV was part of the Together for Vojvodina coalition. The coalition won 9.44% of the popular vote in the first-round of voting. The party subsequently participated in post-election provincial government.

In the 2008 provincial election, the LSV was again part of the Together for Vojvodina coalition. The coalition won 8.25% of the popular vote in the first-round of voting, representing a drop of -1.19% from the previous election. The party subsequently participated in post-election provincial government.

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes % Notes
1997 4th Mile Isakov 111,166 2.43 Vojvodina Coalition; Election declared invalid due to low turnout
2002   2nd Miroljub Labus 995,200 27.96 1,516,693 31.62 DOS; Election declared invalid due to low turnout
2003   2nd Dragoljub Mićunović 893,906 35.42 DOS; Election declared invalid due to low turnout
2008   1st Boris Tadić 1,457,030 35.39 2,304,467 50.31 For a European Serbia
2012   2nd Boris Tadić 989,454 25.31 1,481,952 47.31 Choice for a Better Life
2017   9th Nenad Čanak 41,070 1.12

Positions heldEdit

Major positions held by League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina members:

President of the Assembly of Vojvodina Years
Nenad Čanak 2000–2004
Bojan Kostreš 2004–2008

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partijsku knjižicu ima više od milion građana". Blic (in Serbian).
  2. ^ a b c d Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Vojvodina/Serbia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "LSV: Vojvodina od začetaka svoje autonomije smetala nacionalistima i centralistima". Danas. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  4. ^ Cvejić, Slobodan; Spasojević, Dušan; Stanojević, Dragan; Todosijević, Bojan (November 2020). "Electoral Compass 2020, analysis of the political landscape in Serbia" (PDF). library.fes.de. Heinrich Böll Foundation.
  5. ^ a b c d Enciklopedija Novog Sada, knjiga 13, Novi Sad, 1999, pages 40-41.
  6. ^ "Traži da Vojvodina bude republika".

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