VMRO – People's Party

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VMRO – People's Party (Macedonian: ВMPO–Народна Партија, VMRO–Narodna Partija), fully the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – People's Party (Macedonian: Внатрешна македонска револуционерна организација – Народна Партија), is a national-conservative[1] political party in North Macedonia, formed by the followers of the former Prime Minister Ljubčo Georgievski who split from the VMRO–DPMNE. The VMRO–NP was founded in Skopje on 4 July 2004. Vesna Janevska was elected as the party's first chairwoman.

VMRO – People's Party
ВМРО - Народна Партија
VMRO – Narodna Partija
LeaderLjubčo Georgievski
Founded4 July 2004
Split fromVMRO-DPMNE
Political positionCentre-right[5] to right-wing[4][6]
National affiliationWe Can
European affiliationAlliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe[7]
ColoursRed, Yellow, Black
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The VMRO–NP was founded as an alternative to VMRO-DPMNE, as part of a disagreement with many of the policies of Ljubčo Georgievski's successor, Nikola Gruevski. The VMRO–NP's statute allowed dual membership in both parties. Its party program closely resembles that of the VMRO–DPMNE.[citation needed]

In the 2006 parliamentary election, VMRO–NP won 6.1% of the vote and 6 seats in the Assembly. In the 2011 parliamentary election, VMRO–NP received 28,500 votes (2.51%), losing all of its seats. VMRO–NP remained an extra-parliamentary party until the 2020 parliamentary election, when it participated in the We Can alliance led by the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia and won one seat.

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  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2008). "Macedonia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Media.mk: Љубчо Георгиевски со нова провокација и поделба
  4. ^ a b c Stojarová, Vera (2013). The far right in the Balkans. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-1-5261-1202-6.
  5. ^ Nacevska, Elena; Fink-Hafner, Danica (2019). "Change in the party system from liberal to ethnic-based polarisation – the case of Macedonia". Teorija in Praksa. 56 (1/2019): 7–29. Since 2002, the Macedonian political bloc has become more fragmented as small parties have emerged, such as the centre-right oriented VMRO-NP (VMRO People's Party) as a fraction of VMRO-DPMNE (founded by the former leader of VMRO-DPMNE) and the centre-left NSDP (New Social-Democratic Party) as an offshoot of SDSM.
  6. ^ "North Macedonia". Europe Elects. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  7. ^ https://www.acreurope.eu/our_family#parties

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