United Montenegro

United Montenegro (Serbian: Уједињена Црна Гора / Ujedinjena Crna Gora, UCG) is a conservative political party in Montenegro. Party founder and de facto political leader is Goran Danilović, former Minister of Interior Affairs in Government of Montenegro.

United Montenegro

Ujedinjena Crna Gora
Уjедињена Црна Гора
LeaderGoran Danilović
PresidentVladimir Dobričanin
Founded13 September 2017
Split fromDemocratic Alliance
HeadquartersPodgorica
IdeologyCultural conservatism
National conservatism
Factions:
Social conservatism
Serbian-Montenegrin unionism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
National affiliationDemocratic Front group
Parliament
1 / 81
Municipal Parliaments
2 / 786

HistoryEdit

The United Montenegro was founded in September 2017 when the conservative faction of Democratic Alliance (DEMOS) led by party vice-president Goran Danilović split and formed a new political party[1][2] due to disagreements with party leader Miodrag Lekić.[3] It currently has two representatives in the Parliament of Montenegro - both elected in 2016 from DEMOS-lead Key Coalition electoral list.

On 1 May 2019, the United Montenegro decided to sign an agreement with Socialist People's Party (SNP), Workers' Party (RP) and Independent parliamentary group to form a new catch-all political alliance under the name For the Benefit of All (Da svako ima).[4][5]

Alliance eventually dissolved prior the parliamentary election in August 2020. In July 2020 United Montenegro, jointly with the Workers' Party and Independent group in the parliament (composed of former members of SNP and DEMOS parties), agreed to form a new cultural conservative political alliance under the name Popular Movement (NP), employing a more significant cultural and socially conservative discourse, supporting 2019-2020 clerical protests in Montenegro and Serbian Orthodox Church rights in Montenegro, continuing its activity within the joint electoral list with Democratic Front and the SNP.[6]

Electoral performanceEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of votes Overall seats won Seat change Coalition Government
2017 Split from DEMOS
2 / 81
  2 opposition
2020 133,261 32.55%
1 / 81
  1 ZBCG gov't support

Presidential electionsEdit

President of Montenegro
Year Candidate # 1st round vote % of vote # 2nd round vote % of vote
2018 Mladen Bojanić[a] 2nd
111,711
33.40%
N/A

a Independent candidate, support

ReferencesEdit