List of political parties in Serbia

This article lists political parties in Serbia, including former parties that existed in the Kingdom of Serbia between the early 1860s and 1918.

The Kingdom of Serbia operated under the multi-party system until 1918 when it became Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. After World War II, Serbia was reorganized into a one-party socialist republic. After the re-establishment of the multi-party system in 1990, new parties were established such as the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS; direct successor of the League of Communists of Serbia), Democratic Party (DS), Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO), Serbian Radical Party (SRS), Civic Alliance of Serbia (GSS) and others. Serbia was de facto a dominant-party state between 1990 and 2000, during the rule of Slobodan Milošević and his Socialist Party of Serbia. In the year 2000, Milošević and his party were overthrown which led to the disestablishment of the dominant-party system in Serbia. Between 2000 and 2012, Serbia was ruled by the centre-left Democratic Party. After the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) gained power in 2012, Serbia began to shift back to authoritarianism. Since 2014, Serbia has been de facto a dominant-party state, and since 2020 the ruling party and its government partners (including SPS and two minority parties) hold majority of seats in the parliament, while the opposition currently holds 7 seats out of 250.

During the entirety of the 1990s, Serbia's opposition which was composed of centrist, liberal and right-wing parties (DS, SPO, GSS, Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and others) clashed with the ruling nationalist parties, the left-wing SPS, and the far-right SRS. The Serbian Radical Party went into the opposition a couple of times during this period but even then they were described as a satellite party of the ruling SPS. After the fall of Milošević in 2000, the opposition gained a lot of popularity while the ruling SPS went into decline until 2008, while their former coalition partner, SRS, managed to stabilize its position in Serbian politics. In the 2000s, Serbia also experienced new liberal and social democratic parties (Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Social Democratic Union (SDU) and others) and also new right-wing parties and organizations managed to get on the scene.

Current partiesEdit

Political parties represented in the National AssemblyEdit

Name Leader Founded Ideology Political position National Assembly
Serbian Progressive Party
Српска напредна странка
Srpska napredna stranka
SNS Aleksandar Vučić 2008 Populism
Neoliberalism
Big tent
95 / 250
Socialist Party of Serbia
Социјалистичка партија Србије
Socijalistička partija Srbije
SPS Ivica Dačić 1990 Social democracy
Populism
Centre-left
22 / 250
People's Party
Народна странка
Narodna stranka
NS Vuk Jeremić 2017 Liberal conservatism
Protectionism
Centre-right
12 / 250
Party of Freedom and Justice
Странка слободе и правде
Stranka slobode i prave
SSP Dragan Đilas 2019 Social democracy
Social liberalism
Centre-left
11 / 250
Serbian Party Oathkeepers
Српска странка Заветници
Srpska stranka zavetnici
SSZ Milica Đurđević
Stamenkovski
2012 Ultranationalism
Social conservatism
Far-right
10 / 250
Democratic Party
Демократска странка
Demokratska stranka
DS Zoran Lutovac 1990 Social democracy
Social liberalism
Centre to
centre-left
9 / 250
Democratic Party of Serbia
Демократска странка Србије
Demokratska stranka Srbije
DSS Miloš Jovanović 1992 National conservatism
Christian democracy
Right-wing
8 / 250
United Serbia
Јединствена Србија
Jedinstvena Srbija
JS Dragan Marković 2004 Populism
National conservatism
Right-wing
8 / 250
Social Democratic Party of Serbia
Социјалдемократска партија Србије
Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije
SDPS Rasim Ljajić 2008 Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
7 / 250
Serbian Movement Dveri
Српски покрет Двери
Srpski pokret Dveri
Dveri Boško Obradović 1999 Serbian nationalism
Right-wing populism
Right-wing
6 / 250
For the Kingdom of Serbia
За Краљевину Србију
Za Kraljevinu Srbiju
ZKS Vojislav Mihailović 2022 Monarchism
National conservatism
Right-wing
6 / 250
Party of United Pensioners of Serbia
Партија уједињених пензионера Србије
Partija ujedinjenih penzionera Srbije
PUPS Milan Krkobabić 2005 Pensioners' interests
Social conservatism
Single-issue
6 / 250
Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians
Савез војвођанских Мађара
Savez vojvođanskih Mađara
SVM
VMSZ
István Pásztor 1994 Hungarian minority interests
Regionalism
Centre-right
5 / 250
Do not let Belgrade drown
Не давимо Београд
Ne davimo Beograd
NDB Dobrica Veselinović 2015 Green politics
5 / 250
Together for Serbia
Заједно за Србију
Zajedno za Srbiju
ZZS Nebojša Zelenović 2012 Green politics
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
4 / 250
Ecological Uprising
Еколошки устанак
Ekološki ustanak
EU Aleksandar Jovanović Ćuta 2021 Green politics
4 / 250
Movement for the Restoration of the Kingdom of Serbia
Покрет за обнову Краљевине Србије
Pokret za obnovu Kraljevine Srbije
POKS Žika Gojković 2017 Monarchism
National conservatism
Right-wing
4 / 250
Justice and Reconciliation Party
Странка правде и помирења
Stranka pravde i pomirenja
SPP Usame Zukorlić 2010 Bosniak minority interests
Islamism
2 / 250
Movement of Free Citizens
Покрет слободних грађана
Pokret slobodnih građana
PSG Pavle Grbović 2017 Liberalism
Social liberalism
Centre
3 / 250
Strength of Serbia Movement
Покрет снага Србије
Pokret snaga Srbije
PSS Bogoljub Karić 2004 Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Centre-right
3 / 250
Movement of Socialists
Покрет социјалиста
Pokret socijalista
PS Aleksandar Vulin 2008 Left-wing nationalism
Social conservatism
Syncretic
2 / 250
Party of Democratic Action of Sandžak
Странка демократске акције Санџака
Stranka demokratske akcije Sandžaka
SDA S Sulejman Ugljanin 1990 Bosniak minority interests
Autonomism
Centre-right to
right-wing
3 / 250
Serbian People's Party
Српска народна партија
Srpska narodna partija
SNP Nenad Popović 2014 National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Right-wing
2 / 250
Serbian Renewal Movement
Српски покрет обнове
Srpski pokret obnove
SPO Vuk Drašković 1990 Liberalism
Monarchism
Centre-right
2 / 250
Better Serbia
Боља Србија
Bolja Srbija
BS Dragan Jovanović 2017 National conservatism
Agrarianism
Right-wing
1 / 250
Bunjevci Citizens of Serbia
Буњевци Грађани Србије
Bunjevci Građani Srbije
BGS Bojana Jelić 2010 Bunjevci minority interests
1 / 250
Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina
Демократски савез Хрвата у Војводини
Demokratski savez Hrvata u Vojvodini
DSHV Tomislav Žigmanov 1990 Croat minority interests
Autonomism
1 / 250
Fatherland
Отаџбина
Otadžbina
Slaviša Ristić 2017 National conservatism Right-wing
1 / 250
Greens of Serbia
Зелени Србије
Zeleni Srbije
ZS Ivan Karić 2007 Green politics Centre-left
1 / 250
Movement for Reversal
Покрет за преокрет
Pokret za preokret
PZP Janko Veselinović 2015 Social democracy Centre-left
1 / 250
People's Peasant Party
Народна сељачка странка
Narodna seljačka stranka
NSS Marijan Rističević 1990 Agrarianism
Conservatism
Right-wing
1 / 250
Together for Vojvodina
Заједно за Војводину
Zajedno za Vojvodinu
ZZS Olena Papuga 2022 Social democracy
Autonomism
Centre-left
1 / 250
United Peasant Party
Уједињена сељачка странка
Ujedinjena seljačka stranka
USS Milija Miletić 1990 Agrarianism
1 / 250
United Trade Unions of Serbia "Sloga"
Уједињени синдикати Србије "Слога"
Ujedinjeni sindikati Srbije "Sloga"
USS Sloga Željko Veselinović 2008 Syndicalism
Democratic socialism
Left-wing
1 / 250

Non-parliamentary partiesEdit

Name Leader Founded Ideology Political position
Civic Democratic Forum GDF Zoran Vuletić 2019 Liberalism Centre
Civic Platform GP Jovan Jovanović 2017 Conservative liberalism Centre-right
Democratic Fellowship of Vojvodina Hungarians VMDK Áron Csonka 1990 Hungarian minority interests
Democratic Party of Macedonians DPM Nenad Krsteski 2004 Macedonian minority interests
Enough is Enough DJB Saša Radulović 2014 Right-wing populism Right-wing
Healthy Serbia ZS Milan Stamatović 2017 National conservatism Right-wing
League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina LSV Nenad Čanak 1990 Autonomism Centre-left
Leviathan Movement Pavle Bihali 2020 Neo-fascism Far-right
Liberal Democratic Party LDP Čedomir Jovanović 2005 Liberalism Centre
Montenegrin Party CP Milo Milojko 2008 Montenegrin minority interests
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia NKPJ Aleksandar Banjanac 1990 Marxism–Leninism Far-left
New Party Nova Norbert Cvijanov (acting) 2013 Social liberalism Centre
New Serbia NS Velimir Ilić 1998 Conservatism Right-wing
Party of Democratic Action PVD/PDD Shaip Kamberi 1990 Albanian minority interests Centre-right
Party of Labour PR Collective leadership 1992 Marxism–Leninism Far-left
Party of Modern Serbia SMS Tatjana Macura 2018 Liberalism Centre
Party of the Radical Left PRL Collective leadership 2020 Democratic socialism Left-wing
People's Freedom Movement NSP Miroslav Parović 2016 Right-wing populism Far-right
Roma Party RP Srđan Šajn 2003 Romani minority interests
Roma Union of Serbia URS Miloš Paunković 2004 Romani minority interests
Russian Party RS Slobodan Nikolić 2013 Russian minority interests Right-wing
Serbia 21 S21 Marko Đurišić 2020 Social liberalism Centre to centre-left
Serbian Left SL Radoslav Milojičić 2022 Democratic socialism
Serbian Radical Party SRS Vojislav Šešelj 1991 Ultranationalism Far-right
Serbian Right SD Miša Vacić 2018 Ultranationalism Far-right
Slovaks Forward SN Pavel Surovi 2015 Slovak minority interests
Social Democratic Party SDS Boris Tadić 2014 Social democracy Centre-left
Vlach People's Party VNS Predrag Balašević 2004 Vlach minority interests
Vojvodina's Party VP Aleksandar Odžić 2005 Autonomism Left-wing

Minor partiesEdit

Former partiesEdit

Dissolved political parties in Serbia (since 1990)Edit

Name Ideology Political position Existence
G17 Plus
Г17 плус
G17 plus
G17+ Liberal conservatism
Neoliberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
2002–2013
Civic Alliance of Serbia
Грађански савез Србије
Građanski savez Srbije
GSS Liberalism
Social liberalism
Atlanticism
Centre
1992–2007
Democratic Alternative
Демократска алтернатива
Demokratska alternativa
DA Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
1997–2004
Democratic Centre
Демократски центар
Demokratski centar
DC Social democracy
Civic nationalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre
1996–2003
Christian Democratic Party of Serbia
Демохришћанска Странка Србије
Demohrišćanska Stranka Srbije
DHSS Christian democracy
Liberalism
Atlanticism
Centre to
centre-right
1997–2017
Yugoslav Left
Југословенска Левица
Jugoslovenska Levica
JUL Communism
Left-wing nationalism
Yugoslavism
Left-wing
1994–2003
Liberals of Serbia
Либерали Србије
Liberali Srbije
LS Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Atlanticism
Centre to
centre-left
1990–2010
Otpor
Отпор
Otpor
O! Liberalism
Civic nationalism
Atlanticism
Centre
1998–2004
Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia
Savez reformskih snaga Jugoslavije
Савез реформских снага Југославије
SRSJ Liberalism
Yugoslavism
Anti-nationalism
Centre
1990–1991
League of Communists – Movement for Yugoslavia
Савез комуниста - Покрет за Југославију
Savez komunista - Pokret za Jugoslaviju
SKPJ Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Yugoslavism
Far-left
1990–1994
Serbian Liberal Party
Српска либерална странка
Srpska liberalna stranka
SLS National conservatism
National liberalism
Monarchism
Right-wing
1991–2010
Social Democratic Party
Социјалдемократска партија
Socijaldemokratska partija
SDP Social democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
2002–2010
Social Democracy
Социјалдемократија
Sociajaldemokratija
SD Social democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
1997–2010
Social Democratic Union
Социјалдемократска унија
Socijaldemokratska unija
SDU Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Eco-socialism
Centre-left to
left-wing
1996–2020
Serbian Patriotic Alliance
Српски патриотски савез
Srpski patriotski savez
SPAS Conservatism
Right-wing populism
National conservatism
Right-wing
2018–2021
Party of Serbian Unity
Странка српског јединства
Stranka srpskog jedinstva
SSJ National conservatism
Serbian irredentism
Ultranationalism
Far-right
1993–2007
United Regions of Serbia
Уједињени региони Србије
Ujedinjeni regioni Srbije
URS Liberal conservatism
Regionalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
2013–2015
Association for the Yugoslav Democratic Initiative
Удружење за Југословенску демократску иницијативу
Udruženje za jugoslovensku demokratsku inicijativu
UJDI Yugoslavism
Liberalism
Anti-nationalism
Big tent
1989–1992
Green Party
Зелена странка
Zelena stranka
ZS Green politics
Slovak minority interests
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
2015–2021

Historical parties in Serbia (1861–1918)Edit

Name Ideology Political position Existence
Conservatives
Конзервативци
KS Conservatism
Constitutionalism
Serbian nationalism
Right-wing
1861–1881
Liberals
Либерали
LS Liberalism
National liberalism
Russophilia
Centre
1883–1895
People's Radical Party
Народна радикална странка
NRS Socialism (until 1890s)
Conservatism
Yugoslavism
Left-wing (until 1890s)
Centre-right (after 1890s)
1881–1945
Serbian Progressive Party
Српска напредна странка
SNS Conservative liberalism
Classical liberalism
Austrophilia
Centre
1881–1919
Serbian Social Democratic Party
Српска социјалдемократска партија
SSDP Social democracy
Marxism
Antimilitarism
Left-wing to
far-left
1903–1919
Independent Radical Party
Самостална радикална странка
SRS Radicalism
Liberalism
Yugoslavism
Centre-left
1902–1919

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