Social Democratic Union (Serbia)

The Social Democratic Union (Serbian: Социјалдемократска унија, СДУ / Socijaldemokratska unija, SDU) is a social democratic political party in Serbia.[1]

Social Democratic Union

Социјалдемократска унија
Socijaldemokratska unija
PresidentIvan Zlatić
FounderŽarko Korać
Founded13 May 1996; 23 years ago (1996-05-13)
(re-founded in 2003)
Split fromCivic Alliance of Serbia (1996)
Social Democratic Party (2003)
Headquarters5/6 Splitska, Belgrade
Youth wingSocial Democratic Youth
IdeologySocial democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left
ColoursRed
National Assembly
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Party flag
Flag of Social Democratic Union
Website
www.sdu.org.rs

HistoryEdit

The Social Democratic Union was registered on 13 May 1996. It was founded by former members of the Civic Alliance of Serbia, led by Žarko Korać, who opposed forming coalition with the right-wing Serbian Renewal Movement for the 1996 federal election.[2]

On 21 April 2002 the SDU merged with Social Democracy (SD) and founded the Social Democratic Party (SDP).[3][1] A year later, disenchanted members of the SDP, led by Žarko Korać, left and re-founded the SDU on 29 March 2003. Spokesman of the SDP Ljiljana Nestorović stated that this was due to almost all local councils supporting co-president Slobodan Orlić, former leader of the SD, in the upcoming party congress which was to be held in less than 20 days.[4][1]

In the 2014 election the SDU was again part of the coalition around Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) but the coalition failed to enter the parliament. It gained 3.36% of the votes, and did not reach the threshold of 5%.

At the 8th Congress in June 2014, Korać stepped down and Miloš Adamović was elected president.[5]

At the 9th Congress on 15 October 2016, Ivan Zlatić was elected president.[6]

In the 2018 Belgrade local election the SDU went as part of the Ne davimo Beograd electoral list which won 3.44% and failed to pass the electoral threshold.[7][8]

Presidents of the Social Democratic UnionEdit

No. President Birth–Death Term start Term end
1 Žarko Korać   1947– 26 February 1996 17 June 2014
2 Miloš Adamović 1972– 17 June 2014 15 October 2016
2 Ivan Zlatić 1975– 15 October 2016

Electoral resultsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Government
2000 2,402,387 64.09%
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  4 DOS government
2003 481,249 12.58%
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  3 With DSGSSDCLZS opposition
2007 214,262 5.31%
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  With LDPGSSLSVDHSS opposition
2008 216,902 5.24%
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  With LDPDHSS opposition
2012 255,546 6.53%
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  U-Turn opposition
2014 120,879 3.36%
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  1 With LDPBDZS non-parliamentary
2016 35,710 0.94%
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  With LSPZPNUPS non-parliamentary

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Serbia
Year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes % Notes
2002 2nd Miroljub Labus 995,200 27.96 1,516,693 31.62 Independent candidate; support
2003   2nd Dragoljub Mićunović 893,906 35.42 DOS coalition; Election declared invalid due to low turnout
2008   5th Čedomir Jovanović 219,689 5.34 LDP coalition
2012   6th Čedomir Jovanović 196,668 5.03 U-Turn coalition
2017   2nd Saša Janković 597,728 16.35 Independent candidate; support

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Social democratic parties". European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30.
  2. ^ Milošević, Milan (2000). Politički vodič kroz Srbiju 2000. Belgrade: Medija centar. p. 101. ISBN 86-82827-13-1. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ Nikolić, V. (22 April 2002). "Snaga za novo vreme". arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ G., D. (3 April 2003). "Razlaz Koraća i Orlića". arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ Tončić, Bojan (17 June 2014). "Žarko Korać otišao sa funkcije predsednika". e-novine. Archived from the original on 19 June 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "IVAN ZLATIĆ NOVI PREDSEDNIK SDU". sdu.org.rs. SDU. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  7. ^ "ZAJEDNO U BORBU ZA SOCIJALNU PRAVDU". sdu.org.rs. SDU. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ Službeni List Grada Beograda (22 ed.). Belgrade: Grad Beograd, Sekretarijat za informisanje. 5 March 2018. p. 3. ISSN 0350-4727. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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