Social Democratic Union (Serbia)

The Social Democratic Union (Serbian: Социјалдемократска унија, romanizedSocijaldemokratska unija; abbr. СДУ, SDU) was a minor social democratic and leftist political party in Serbia.[1] In 2020 Party merged into Party of the Radical Left.[2]

Social Democratic Union
Социјалдемократска унија
Socijaldemokratska unija
LeaderIvan Zlatić (last)
FounderŽarko Korać
Founded13 May 1996; 25 years ago (1996-05-13)
(re-founded in 2003)
Dissolved7 September 2020
Split fromCivic Alliance of Serbia
Succeeded byParty of the Radical Left
HeadquartersBelgrade, Serbia
Ideology
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
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.[3] On 21 April 2002 the SDU merged with Social Democracy (SD) and founded the Social Democratic Party (SDP).[4][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.[5][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.[6]

At the 9th Congress on 15 October 2016, Ivan Zlatić was elected president.[7] In the 2018 Belgrade local election the SDU went as part of the Do not let Belgrade d(r)own electoral list which won 3.44% and failed to pass the electoral threshold.[8][9] On 12th Congress SDU merged into Party of the Radical Left.

Electoral resultsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Status
1997 Election boycott
0 / 250
  no seats
2000 2,402,387 64.09%
4 / 250
  4 DOS alliance government
2003 481,249 12.58%
1 / 250
  3 With DSGSSDCLZS opposition
2007 214,262 5.31%
1 / 250
  With LDPGSSLSVDHSS opposition
2008 216,902 5.24%
1 / 250
  With LDPDHSS opposition
2012 255,546 6.53%
1 / 250
  U-Turn alliance opposition
2014 120,879 3.36%
0 / 250
  1 With LDPBDZS no seats
2016 35,710 0.94%
0 / 250
  With LSPZP no seats
2020 Election boycott
0 / 250
  no seats

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Social democratic parties". European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Osnovana Partija radikalne levice". NOVA portal. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  3. ^ Milošević, Milan (2000). Politički vodič kroz Srbiju 2000. Belgrade: Medija centar. p. 101. ISBN 86-82827-13-1. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ Nikolić, V. (22 April 2002). "Snaga za novo vreme". arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ G., D. (3 April 2003). "Razlaz Koraća i Orlića". arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "IVAN ZLATIĆ NOVI PREDSEDNIK SDU". sdu.org.rs. SDU. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ "ZAJEDNO U BORBU ZA SOCIJALNU PRAVDU". sdu.org.rs. SDU. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  9. ^ 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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