Serbian People's Party (2014)

The Serbian People's Party (Serbian: Српска народна партија, СНП / Srpska narodna partija, SNP) is a nationalist and Russophilic political party in Serbia, formed in 2014 by former members of the Democratic Party of Serbia. It has three members in the National Assembly of Serbia, all of whom serve in the parliamentary group of the governing Serbian Progressive Party. Nenad Popović, the Serbian People's Party's leader, is a minister without portfolio in the government of Ana Brnabić.

Serbian People's Party

Српска народна партија
Srpska narodna partija
PresidentNenad Popović
General SecretaryJovan Palalić
Founded21 September 2014; 6 years ago (2014-09-21)
Split fromDemocratic Party of Serbia
HeadquartersUstanička 65/5, Belgrade
IdeologySerbian nationalism[1]
National conservatism[1][2]
Right-wing populism[3]
Soft Euroscepticism[2]
Russophilia[1]
Decentralization[1]
Political positionRight-wing to far-right
National affiliationFor Our Children
National Assembly
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Website
srpskanarodnapartija.rs

History and ideologyEdit

The SNP was founded in September 2014 in the village of Kriva Reka in the Zlatibor region. Its founding members included Popović, Jovan Palalić, Milan Stamatović (who left the party two years later), and the political philosopher Bogdana Koljević.[4] The party favors closer ties between Serbia and Russia and opposes Serbian membership in the European Union.[5][6][7]

The party's first member of the assembly was Milan Petrić, who had been elected on the list of the Democratic Party in the 2014 election and joined the SNP in March 2015.[8] The SNP subsequently contested the 2016 election on the Progressive Party's Aleksandar Vučić – Serbia Is Winning electoral list and elected three members to the assembly: Jovan Palalić, Ognjen Pantović, and Snežana Petrović.

Popović, who has been the SNP's leader since its founding, was appointed to a ministerial position on June 29, 2017.

Electoral resultsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition Status
2016 1,823,147 48.25%
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2020 1,953,998 60.65%
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  Around SNS government

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes % Notes
2017   1st Aleksandar Vučić 2,012,788 55.05% Government coalition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "ПРОГРАМ" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b Stojić, Marko (2017). Party Responses to the EU in the Western Balkans. Springer. p. 134.
  3. ^ "The state of global right-wing populism in 2019". Quartz. 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ "New Serbian centre-right party founded," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, 24 September 2014 (Source: Blic website, Belgrade, in Serbian 0000 gmt 21 Sep 14).
  5. ^ "Serbian party leader upholds energy projects with 'strategic' partner Russia," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, 4 March 2015 (Source: Dnevnik, Novi Sad, in Serbian 28 Feb 15).
  6. ^ "Russians are the only true friends of Serbia - Serbian People’s Party," ITAR-TASS World Service, 23 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Serbian paper says voters do not want to see pro-Russian parties in power," British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring European, 19 January 2016.
  8. ^ SNP Nenada Popovića postala parlamentarna partija, Politika, 22 March 2015, accessed 9 May 2018.