People's Party (Montenegro, 1990)

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The People's Party (Serbian: Народна странка, romanizedNarodna Stranka, abbr. НС/NS) was a Christian-democratic, conservative[3] political party in Montenegro.

People's Party

Narodna stranka
Народна странка
FounderNovak Kilibarda
Founded1990[1]
Dissolved2017[2]
HeadquartersPodgorica
IdeologyCultural conservatism
Serb ethnic interests
Serbian–Montenegrin unionism
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
ReligionSerbian Orthodox Church
European affiliationEuropean Christian Political Movement (ECPM)
AnthemOnamo, 'namo!
Website
www.narodnastranka.com

HistoryEdit

The party was established in 1990, after a multi-party system was introduced in Montenegro, and was named after the historical People's Party. Notable People's Party founders include Novak Kilibarda, Matija Bećković, Božidar Bojović, Pavle Milić, Jovan Markuš, Dragan Šoć and Bogoljub Šijaković.

The People's Party opposed Slobodan Milošević's regime in Serbia and his supporters in Montenegro during the 1990s. It joined DPS and SDP in 1998 election, and it participated in Government with the two until 2001. But, when DPS and SDP openly stated that they are proponents of full Montenegrin independence. People's Party of Montenegro left the coalition and the Government. Afterwards, it was mostly in coalition with pro-union with Serbia parties. After the referendum, the People's Party refused to acknowledge the result due to allegations of irregularities. After failing to achieve parliamentary status in 2009 and 2012 elections, People's Party activity significantly decreased, but it remained formally active until its dissolution in 2017.

ElectionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
1990 39,146 12.84%
13 / 125
  opposition
1992 37,549 12.71%
14 / 71
  1 opposition
1996 74,963 24.91%
11 / 71
  3 LSCG opposition
1998 170,080 48.87%
5 / 75
  6 ECG government
2001 148,513 40.56%
9 / 75
  4 ZZJ opposition
2002 133,900 38.4%
5 / 75
  4 ZZP opposition
2006 47,683 14.07%
2 / 81
  3 SNP-DSS opposition
2009 9,448 2.86%
0 / 81
  2 DSS non-parliamentary
2012 5,275 1.45%
0 / 81
  SL-DCB non-parliamentary

Party leadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jubilej Narodne stranke, najstarije političke organizacije u Crnoj Gori in4s.net (Nov 2017)
  2. ^ Partijama iz budžeta skoro 380 hiljada, Vijesti, Feb 2019
  3. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2009). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2019.