The Serbian Social Democratic Party (Serbian: Српска социјалдемократска партија, romanized: Srpska socijaldemokratska partija; abbr ССДП or SSDP) was a left-wing political party in Kingdom of Serbia that was formed in 1903. Prominent leaders included Dimitrije Tucović, Dragiša Lapčević, and Dušan A. Popović.
Dušan A. Popović
|Founded||2 August 1903|
|Dissolved||25 April 1919|
|Newspaper||Radničke novine |
(The Workers' Journal)
|Political position||Left-wing to far-left|
|International affiliation||Second International|
It ceased to exist after World War I with the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, when in 1919 the social democrats joined the new Socialist Workers' Party of Yugoslavia (of Communists) (Socijalistička radnička partija Jugoslavije (komunista)), the predecessor of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.
In 1903 a split emerged within the SSDP between the Marxists, led by Radovan Dragović and Dimitrije Tucović, and the so-called "opportunists", who insisted on the primacy of trade unionism over political struggle. In December 1904 the opportunists were expelled from the party.
In 1909 and 1910 the Marxist wing struggled against the anarcho-syndicalist wing.
The SSDP participated in the First Balkan Socialist Conference held on 7–9 January 1910 in Belgrade.
At the outbreak of World War I the Social Democratic deputies to the National Assembly refused to vote for war credits. The mobilization and the Austro-Hungarian occupation of the Kingdom of Serbia from October 1915 weakened the SSDP. During the revolutionary upswing that occurred in Serbia under the influence of the October Revolution, the SSDP merged with the Socialist Workers’ Party of Yugoslavia (of Communists) at the latter’s first (Unification) Congress, held in April 1919.
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