New Democratic Force (Montenegro)

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New Democratic Force (Montenegrin: Nova demokratska snaga, Albanian: Forca e Re Demokratike) is a political party of the Albanian minority in Montenegro.[1]

New Democratic Force
Nova demokratska snaga
Forca e Re Demokratike
LeaderNazif Cungu
DeputyGenci Nimanbegu
Founded22 October 2005
HeadquartersUlcinj
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationAlbanian List
(2020–present)
Parliament
1 / 81
Municipalities
8 / 786

The party was founded on 22 October 2005 as a local minority party representing the Albanian population in Ulcinj. Nazif Cungu was elected as its president at the founding assembly. In April 2008, FORCA opened a branch of its party in Tuzi.

Electoral performanceEdit

On last parliamentary elections, on 29 March 2009, Forca has one seat, becoming for the first time a parliamentary party.

In the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, it supported the opposition candidate, Nebojša Medojević.[2]

In the Municipal Parliament of Ulcinj, FORCA has 11 out of 33 seats.

In September 2016, FORCA agreed to form a pre-election alliance with Albanian Alternative (AA) and Democratic Union of Albanians (DUA) for 2016 elections. The coalition won one seat in the election, which was allocated to a member of FORCA.

Prior of the 2020 elections, FORCA continuing close cooperation with the right-wing Albanian Alternative, forming a new coalition under the name Albanian List, coalition was also joined by other minor Albanian parties and movements.

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2006 2,197 0.6%
0 / 81
N/A extra-parliamentary
2009 2,939 0.9%
1 / 81
  1 opposition
2012 5,244 1.4%
1 / 81
  ZJ government support
2016 4,854 1.2%
1 / 81
  AO government support
2020 6,488 1.5%
1 / 81
  AL opposition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 3 August 2020.
  2. ^ Two parties announce support for Medojevic in Montenegrin presidential election (SETimes.com)

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