People's Peasant Party

The People's Peasant Party (Serbian: Народна Сељачка Странка, romanizedNarodna Seljačka Stranka; abbr. НСС or NSS) is an agrarian political party in Serbia.

People's Peasant Party
Народна сељачка странка
Narodna seljačka stranka
PresidentMarijan Rističević
FounderDragan Veselinov
Founded20 May 1990
HeadquartersTrg Slobode, Inđija
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationFor Our Children
National Assembly
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Website
https://nss.org.rs/

HistoryEdit

It was founded in 1990, its first president being Dragan Veselinov.[1] At this point, its policies were Vojvodina autonomist.

In the 1990 election it won one seat. In 1992 election it entered into a coalition with the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, and won no seats, and in the 1993 election, together with Civic Alliance of Serbia joined the centre-right DEPOS coalition, headed by Vuk Drašković, and won one seat.[2] In the 1997 election it was part of the regionalist Vojvodina Coalition and won one seat.

Since 2002, the party has been led by Marijan Rističević. In 2003 it was expelled from the Vojvodina Coalition.[3]

In the 2003 election, it was part of the far-right For National Unity coalition which won no seats. In the 2007 election the party ran on Serbian Renewal Movement's list,[4] which won no seats. In the 2012 election it was part of a centre-right coalition around the Serbian Progressive Party and won one seat.[5] In the 2014 election it was not formally in coalition with the Serbian Progressive Party, however it won one seat as Marijan Rističević was listed on the Progressives' electoral list.[6]

PresidentsEdit

No. President Birth–Death Term start Term end
1 Dragan Veselinov   1950– 1990 2002
2 Marijan Rističević   1958– 2002 Incumbent

Electoral resultsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Leader Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition Status
1990 Dragan Veselinov 60,045 1.35%
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  1 opposition
1992 36,780 0.78%
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  1 With LSV no seats
1993 715,564 16.64%
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  1 DEPOS opposition
1997 112,589 2.72%
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  KV opposition
2000 2,404,758 64.09%
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  3 DOS government
2003 Marijan Rističević 68,537 1.79%
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  4 ZNJ no seats
2007 134,147 3.33%
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  With SPO-LS no seats
2008 12,001 0.29%
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  no seats
2012 940,659 24.05%
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  1 Around SNS gov't support
2014 1,736,920 48.35%
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  Around SNS gov't support
2016 1,823,147 48.25%
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  Around SNS gov't support
2020 1,953,998 60.65%
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  Around SNS gov't support

From 2016. to 2020. party was in parliamentary club with Movement of Socialists and United Peasant Party. Together, they were holding five seats. Now, party exists in a parliamentary alliance with the Serbian Progressive Party and other allies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robert Thomas: Serbia under Milošević: politics in the 1990s, pp. 65–66
  2. ^ Robert Thomas: Serbia under Milošević: politics in the 1990s, p. 116
  3. ^ "Vojvodina, Arhiva". Archived from the original on 6 April 2003.
  4. ^ "SPO i NSS zajedno na izbore" (in Serbian). B92. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Proglašena izborna lista SNS" (in Serbian). B92. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Na listi naprednjaka Udovičić, Marjan Rističević, Saša Mirković..." (in Serbian). Blic. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2018.

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