Social Democrats of Montenegro

The Social Democrats of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Socijaldemokrate Crne Gore / Социјалдемократе Црне Горе, SD CG), or just the Social Democrats (Montenegrin: Socijaldemokrate, Социјалдемократe, SD), is a centre-left political party in Montenegro formed in 2015 by a split faction of Social Democratic Party.

Social Democrats of Montenegro
Socijaldemokrate Crne Gore
Социјалдемократе Црне Горе
LeaderIvan Brajović
FoundersIvan Brajović
Vujica Lazović
Founded31 July 2015
Split fromSocial Democratic Party
Political positionCentre to centre-left
ColoursRed and white, dark green
3 / 81
Local Parliaments
60 / 786


The party was founded in July 2015[2] after the split between two Social Democratic Party (SDP) vice-presidents Vujica Lazović and Ivan Brajović, that advocated unconditional support for the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) and Prime Minister Milo Đukanović with the party leader Ranko Krivokapić, who advocated pursuing an independent political course.[3][4] Ivan Brajović, Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs in Government of Montenegro at the time, was chosen as the first president of the new party. After the 2016 parliamentary election, the party having won two seats in the Parliament of Montenegro, remain part of the government with two ministers while the Party leader Brajović was elected President of the Parliament of Montenegro.

Following the 2020 parliamentary elections, the party gained one seat, bringing its total to three, but was not part of the formed government coalition, going into opposition, together with its coalition partner, the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), which has been in power in Montenegro since the introduction of the multi-party system in 1990.


Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Government
2015 Split from Social Democratic Party
3 / 81
  3 Government
2016 12,472 3.26%
2 / 81
  1 Government
2020 16,769 4.10%
3 / 81
  1 Opposition

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Montenegro
Election year Candidate # 1st round votes % # 2nd round votes % Note
2018 Milo Đukanović 1st 180,274 53.90% N/A DPS, support

Positions heldEdit

Major positions held by Social Democrats of Montenegro members:

President of the Parliament of Montenegro Years
Ivan Brajović 2016–2020


  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  2. ^ Socijaldemokrate Crne Gore nova partija
  3. ^ Crna Gora: Raskol u SDP-u, upitna koalicija
  4. ^ Raskol u SDP: Brajovićeva struja napustila stranku, Krivokapić traži da vrate mandate