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. The party was one of the ruling parties in Montenegro from 2015 to 2020, holding the seat of President of the Parliament and two ministers. It currently has three representatives in the Parliament, elected in 2020.
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|Split from||Social Democratic Party|
|Colours||Red and white, dark green|
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The party was founded in July 2015 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. 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.
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|Election year||Candidate||#||1st round votes||%||#||2nd round votes||%||Note|
|2018||Milo Đukanović||1st||180,274||53.90%||N/A||—||—||DPS, support|
Major positions held by Social Democrats of Montenegro members:
|President of the Parliament of Montenegro||Years|
- Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Montenegro". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- Socijaldemokrate Crne Gore nova partija
- Crna Gora: Raskol u SDP-u, upitna koalicija
- Raskol u SDP: Brajovićeva struja napustila stranku, Krivokapić traži da vrate mandate
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