Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia

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The Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian Latin: Savez reformskih snaga Jugoslavije, SRSJ) was a centre-left opposition political party in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia led by Ante Marković.[1]

Union of Reform Forces

Savez reformskih snaga
Савез реформских снага
LeaderAnte Marković
Founded1990
Dissolved1991
Split fromLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
IdeologySocial democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Yugoslav federalism
Anti-nationalism
Anti-fascism
Political positionCentre-left

HistoryEdit

The party was short-lived and fairly unsuccessful, but it later served as a basis for liberal parties in Serbia (the Reform Party of Serbia, later Civic Alliance of Serbia and Reformists of Vojvodina) and in North Macedonia (the Reformist Forces of Macedonia-Liberal Party, later the Liberal Party of Macedonia[2]).

In Montenegro it was the main opposition to the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, as a coalition formed from the Liberal Alliance of Montenegro, Socialist Party of Montenegro, Social Democratic Party of Reformists, Independent Organization of Communists of Bar and Party of National Equality. It won 17 seats.[3]

In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina it was a basis for the Social Democrats, led by Selim Beslagic, which merged into Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Republika Srpska it was a basis for the Party of Independent Social Democrats (later Alliance of Independent Social Democrats).

In Slovenia, it was organized under the name Social Democratic Union (Socialdemokratska unija, SDU), but it failed to gain any significant weight in the political spectrum, remaining a small extra-parliamentary party.

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Montenegro

Parliament of Montenegro
Year no. Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Government
1990 #2 42,840 14.05%
17 / 125
opposition

Macedonia

Parliament of Macedonia
Year no. Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Government
1990 #4 128,449 16.1%
11 / 120
opposition

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chamber of Citizens
Year no. Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Government
1990 #5 201,018 8.9%
12 / 130
opposition

Serbia

Parliament of Serbia
Year no. Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Government
1990 #6 71,865 1.43%
2 / 250
opposition

See alsoEdit

Ante Marković

ReferencesEdit