Montenegrin Party

Montenegrin Party (Serbian: Црногорска партија / Crnogorska partija, CP) is a Montenegrin minority political party in Serbia. The party is based in the city of Novi Sad in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. Its goal is to represent the interests of the Montenegrin minority in Serbia. The party was founded by Nenad Stevović, who was its leader from 2008 to 2014, when he resigned.[1]

Montenegrin Party

Црногорска партија
Crnogorska partija
FounderNenad Stevović
Founded18 February 2008
HeadquartersNovi Sad
IdeologySocial conservative
Montenegrin nationalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-right
ColoursRed, yellow
National Assembly
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Website
https://www.crnogorskapartija.rs

HistoryEdit

The Montenegrin Party was founded on 18 February 2008 and was registered as a political party in the Serbian Ministry of Justice on 22 February 2008, becoming the first political party which represents the Montenegrin minority in Serbia.[2] Montenegrin Party ran as a minority list in the 2008 parliamentary election. However, the party won only 0.07% of votes, failing to obtain a seat in the National Assembly. The party also ran independently in the 2012 and 2014, winning 0.1% and 0.18% votes respectively. In the 2014 election the Montenegrin Party electoral list was headed by Joška Broz, president of the Communist Party and grandson of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito.[3] The party did not run in the 2016 parliamentary election, and supported the candidacy of Saša Janković in the 2017 presidential election.[4]

IdeologyEdit

Montenegrin Party strives to protect the Montenegrin national and cultural identity. It also supports the European integration of Serbia.

ElectionsEdit

Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2008 2,923 0.07%
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non-parliamentary
2012 3,855 0.1%
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non-parliamentary
2014 6,388 0.18%
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with Communist Party non-parliamentary
2016 did not run did not run
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non-parliamentary

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