Social Democratic Party of Serbia

The Social Democratic Party of Serbia (Serbian: Социјалдемократска партија Србије, romanizedSocijaldemokratska partija Srbije, SDPS) is a centre-left political party in Serbia.[2][3]

Social Democratic Party of Serbia
Социјалдемократска партија Србије
Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije
AbbreviationSDPS
LeaderRasim Ljajić
Founded18 October 2008 (2008-10-18)
HeadquartersBelgrade
Membership (2015)44,658[1]
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationTogether We Can Do Everything
International affiliationSocialist International (observer)
Colors  Red
National Assembly
7 / 250
Assembly of Vojvodina
3 / 120
City Assembly of Belgrade
2 / 110
Bosniak National Council
8 / 35
Website
sdpsrbije.org.rs

HistoryEdit

In late 2013 SDPS had joined in coalition with the Sandžak Democratic Party, forming a political union. Rasim Ljajić was elected as the SDPS-SDP's first head.[4]

In June 2018 the party was admitted in the Socialist International as observer member.[5] The SDPS currently has seats in the National Assembly. Rasim Ljajić is the current Minister of Foreign and Domestic Trade and Telecommunications since July 2012.

Election resultsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Status
2008 1,590,200 38.42%
4 / 250
  4 ZES government
2012 863,294 22.07%
9 / 250
  5 IZBŽ government
2014 1,736,920 48.35%
10 / 250
  1 SNS coalition government
2016 1,823,147 48.25%
10 / 250
  government
2020 1,953,998 60.65%
8 / 250
  2 government
2022 1,635,101 44.27%
7 / 250
  1 TBA

Presidential electionsEdit

Year Candidate 1st round popular vote % of popular vote 2nd round popular vote % of popular vote Notes
2008 Boris Tadić 2nd 1,457,030 35.39% 1st 2,304,467 50.31% Support
2012 1st 989,454 25.31% 2nd 1,481,952 47.31% Support
2017 Aleksandar Vučić 1st 2,012,788 55.06% Support
2022 1st 2,224,555 60.01% Support

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partijsku knjižicu ima više od milion građana" (in Serbian). Blic. 30 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Stranke - Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije" (in Serbian). B92. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. ^ Anastasakis, Othon (19 April 2017). "The five 'infections' of the social democratic 'family' in the Western Balkans". openDemocracy. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Rasim Ljajić na čelu unije stranaka".
  5. ^ "Socialist International - Progressive Politics For A Fairer World". socialistinternational.org. Retrieved 17 July 2018.

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