Party of Freedom and Justice

The Party of Freedom and Justice (Serbian: Странка Слободе и правде, Stranka slobode i pravde, SSP) is a centre-left social democratic political party in Serbia. The party's leader is Dragan Đilas, former mayor of Belgrade, former leader of the Democratic Party, and one of the leaders of the Alliance for Serbia.

Party of Freedom and Justice

Странка слободе и правде
Stranka slobode i pravde
PresidentDragan Đilas
Deputy PresidentBorko Stefanović
Founded19 April 2019 (2019-04-19)[a]
Preceded bySerbian Left
Green Ecological Party
IdeologySocial democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Environmentalism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationAlliance for Serbia
National Assembly
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Assembly of Vojvodina
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City Assembly of Belgrade
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Website
ssp.rs

  1. ^ The Green Ecological Party – The Greens (ZEPZ) was founded and registered on 5 February 2008.[1] The Party of Freedom and Justice, though formally a reconstitution of the ZEPZ, was created on 19 April 2019 through the merger of the ZEPZ, the Serbian Left, the Guardians of Stari Grad and several other parties and movements.

HistoryEdit

The SSP was founded in the Belgrade municipality of Stari Grad on 19 April 2019. Đilas was elected as party president, Borko Stefanović as deputy leader and vice-president, and Marinika Tepić and Dejan Bulatović as vice-presidents. The party was able to forgo the usual registration process for political parties in Serbia when Bulatović permitted his Zelena Ekološka Partija - Zeleni to be re-constituted; legally, the SSP is a successor to Bulatović's party.

The SSP currently has two members of the National Assembly of Serbia: Tepić and Ana Stevanović, who was elected as an inaugural member of the party's presidency.[2]

Dragan Đilas and SSP have good relations with Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev and his Social Democratic Union of Macedonia.[3]

Presidents of the Party of Freedom and JusticeEdit

No. President Birth–Death Term start Term end
1 Dragan Đilas   1967– 19 April 2019 Incumbent

Parliamentary electionsEdit

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Government
2020 Election boycott
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  0 SzS non-parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Registry of Political Parties" (PDF). mduls.gov.rs (in Serbian). Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ Formirana Stranka slobode i pravde, Danas, 19 April 2019, accessed 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Djilas and Zaev spoke in Skopje". Blic. 18 February 2019.