Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia

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The Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian: Савез реформски снага Југославије, romanizedSavez reformskih snaga Jugoslavije; abbr. СРСЈ or SRSJ) was a centre-left political party in the SFR Yugoslavia led by Ante Marković that opposed the dissolution of Yugoslavia.[1]

Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia

Savez reformskih snaga Jugoslavije
Савез реформских снага Југославије
LeaderAnte Marković
Founded1990
Dissolved1991
Split fromSKJ
Succeeded by
Ideology
Political positionCentre to centre-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, 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 Bešlagić, 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

MontenegroEdit

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

MacedoniaEdit

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 HerzegovinaEdit

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

SerbiaEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ante Marković, posljednji jugoslavenski premijer, B92, 11-11-2003, retrieved 06-12-2020
  2. ^ Istorija, Liberal Party of Macedonia
  3. ^ Svi naši izbori, Vijesti (2012)