For Our Children (Serbia)

  (Redirected from Let's Get Serbia Moving)

The Coalition around the Serbian Progressive Party (Serbian Cyrillic: Коалиција око Српске напредне странке, romanizedKoalicija oko Srpske napredne stranke) or the SNS-led coalition, currently named For Our Children (Serbian Cyrillic: За нашу децу, romanizedZa našu decu), is a catch-all ruling political coalition in Serbia.

Aleksandar Vučić — For Our Children

Александар Вучић — за нашу децу
Aleksandar Vučić — za našu decu
LeaderAleksandar Vučić
FounderTomislav Nikolić
Founded20 March 2012
HeadquartersBelgrade
IdeologyCatch-all coalition
Neoliberalism
Populism (majority)
Political positionBig tent
National Assembly
188 / 250
Assembly of Vojvodina
76 / 120
Belgrade City Assembly
64 / 110
Website
zanasudecu.sns.org.rs

It was first formed in 2012 as "Let's Get Serbia Moving". In addition to the dominant Serbian Progressive Party, the coalition currently is composed of the Movement of Socialists, Social Democratic Party of Serbia, Party of United Pensioners of Serbia, Strength of Serbia Movement, Serbian People's Party, Serbian Renewal Movement and the People's Peasant Party.

Since July 2012, it has been part of the coalition government together with the Socialist Party of SerbiaUnited Serbia alliance.

HistoryEdit

The big tent coalition was formed in mid-2012 as the opposition Let's Get Serbia Moving – Tomislav Nikolić pre-election alliance, composed of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), the New Serbia (NS), Movement of Socialists (PS), Strength of Serbia Movement (PSS), People's Peasant Party (NSS) and some minor associations and civic initiatives, as well some parties of national minorities in Serbia, such as Bosniak People's Party, Democratic Party of Macedonians and Roma Party. Leader of the Serbian Progressive Party Tomislav Nikolić headed the joint electoral list at the parliamentary election in May 2012. At the election SNS-led alliance received 24.05% of the popular vote and 73 seats in the Parlament, forming an coalition government with the Socialist Party of Serbia and the United Regions of Serbia.[1][2] The SNS got 55 seats within its coalition, while NS 8 and PS 1. The other minor coalition partners that are present on the list in this election had won in total 6 seats.

For the 2014 early parliamentary election the Aleksandar Vučić's Serbian Progressive Party renewed their coalition with the Velimir Ilić's party New Serbia and the Movement of Socialists of minister Aleksandar Vulin, as it was in the previous election (2012) when President Nikolić headed the coalition. The coalition was this time joined by Rasim Ljajić's Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) and Vuk Drašković's monarchist Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) (who along with themselves bring their internal coalition partner, the Christian Democratic Party of Serbia (DHSS), which was once a partner of the Democratic Party),[3] The Strength of Serbia Movement of the tycoon under criminal charges in flight Bogoljub Karić was at the previous election a coalition partner; this time not being officially so, the list still does contain its members as official candidates.[4] The same is the case with the some other minor political parties and associations[5] At the election the SNS-led coalition ran as the Aleksandar Vučić — Future We Believe In, winning 48.34% of the popular vote and the 158 seats in the Parliament. SNS received 128 seats, SDPS 10, NS 6, SPO 5 and PS 1. SNS and coalition leader Vučić was appointed as the new Prime Minister.

On 19 February 2016, the Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS) decided to leave the coalition with SPS, and sign an agreement with SNS,[6] as did the Social Democratic Party of Serbia and the newly formed Serbian People's Party (SNP, split from the Democratic Party of Serbia).[7] At the snap 2016 parliamentary election the coalition around the SNS, ran under a new name Aleksandar Vučić — Serbia is Winning, won an majority of 131 seats (out of 250 in the National Assembly). After the election, its leader Aleksandar Vučić remains in office as Prime Minister. Vučić announced the his new cabinet on 8 August, consisting of eight old and eight new ministers, retaining the coalition with the Socialist Party of Serbia.[8] The government was approved by the National Assembly on 10 August.[9] In 2017 the New Serbia leaves the coalition with the SNS.

MembersEdit

Party Abbr. Main ideology Leader Seats Member
Serbian Progressive Party
Српска напредна странка
Srpska napredna stranka
SNS Populism
Neoliberalism
Aleksandar Vučić
157 / 250
2012–
Party of United Pensioners of Serbia
Партија уједињених пензионера Србије
Partija ujedinjenih penzionera Srbije
PUPS Pensioners' interests
Pro-Europeanism
Milan Krkobabić
9 / 250
2016–
Social Democratic Party of Serbia
Социјалдемократска партија Србије
Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije
SDPS Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Rasim Ljajić
8 / 250
2014–
Serbian People's Party
Српска народна партија
Srpska narodna partija
SNP Serbian nationalism
Euroscepticism
Nenad Popović
3 / 250
2016–
Movement of Socialists
Покрет социјалиста
Pokret socijalista
PS Left-wing nationalism
Euroscepticism
Aleksandar Vulin
3 / 250
2012–
Serbian Renewal Movement
Српски покрет обнове
Srpski pokret obnove
SPO Liberalism
Atlanticism
Vuk Drašković
3 / 250
2014–
Strength of Serbia Movement
Покрет снага Србије
Pokret snaga Srbije
PSS Social conservatism
Economic liberalism
Bogoljub Karić
3 / 250
2012–
People's Peasant Party
Народна сељачка странка
Narodna seljačka stranka
NSS Populism
National conservatism
Marijan Rističević
1 / 250
2012–
United Peasant Party
Уједињена сељачка странка
Ujedinjena seljačka stranka
USS Agrarianism
Populism
Milija Miletić
1 / 250
2020–

Former membersEdit

Party Abbr. Main ideology Leader Member between
Independent Democratic Party of Serbia
Самостална Демократска странка Србије
Samostalna Demokratska stranka Srbije
SDSS National conservatism
Populism
Andreja Mladenović 2016–2018
New Serbia
Нова Србија
Nova Srbija
NS National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Velimir Ilić 2012–2017
Christian Democratic Party of Serbia
Демохришћанска Странка Србије
Demohrišćanska Stranka Srbije
DHSS Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Olgica Batić 2014–2016
Bosniak People's Party
Бошњачка народна странка
Bošnjačka narodna stranka
BNS Bosniak minority politics
Social conservatism
Mujo Muković 2012–2016
Democratic Party of Macedonians
Демократска партија Македонаца
Демократска партија на Македонци
DSM Macedonian minority politics
Social democracy
Nenad Krsteski 2012–2014
Roma Party
Ромска партија
Romani partija
RP Romani minority politics
Social democracy
Srđan Šajn 2012–2014

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Leader Coalition name Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Government
2012 Tomislav Nikolić Let's Get Serbia Moving 940,659 24.05%
73 / 250
  73 Coalition
2014 Aleksandar Vučić Future to Believe In 1,736,920 48.35%
158 / 250
  85 Coalition
2016 Serbia is Winning 1,823,147 48.25%
131 / 250
  27 Coalition
2020 For Our Children 1,953,998 60.65%
188 / 250
  57 Coalition

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Serbia
Year Candidate Party # 1st round popular vote % of popular vote # 2nd round popular vote % of popular vote
2012 Tomislav Nikolić SNS 2nd 979,216 25.05% 1st 1,552,063 49.54%
2017 Aleksandar Vučić SNS 1st 2,012,788 56.01% N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Serbians choose new parliament, president, local govts", B92, 6 May 2012
  2. ^ Eizbori, 7 May 2012, archived from the original on 10 May 2012
  3. ^ "Vučić: Bićemo uvek uz narod". Večernje novosti (in Serbian). 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ "SNS prva predala listu RIK-u: Ne interesuje nas matematika već ljudi". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ "SNS i APPS zajedno na predstojećim izborima". Archived from the original on 30 January 2014.
  6. ^ Pensioner party leaves coalition with Socialists B92, 19 February 2016
  7. ^ SNS IDE NA IZBORE SA SDPS Blic, 25 January 2016
  8. ^ "Objavljen sastav nove Vlade, osam novih imena". N1. 8 August 2016.
  9. ^ "New Serbian government gets parliament approval". Reuters. 11 August 2016.