Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro
The Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Demokratska partija socijalista Crne Gore / Демократска партија социјалиста Црне Горе, DPS) is a major opposition catch-all and a populist political party in Montenegro. The party was formed in 22 June 1991 as the successor of the League of Communists of Montenegro, which had governed Montenegro within the Yugoslav federation since World War II.
|Vice Presidents||Ivan Vuković|
|General Secretary||Predrag Bošković|
|Political Director||Duško Marković|
|Founded||22 June 1991|
|Preceded by||League of Communists|
|Political position||Big tent[a]|
|European affiliation||Party of European Socialists (associate member)|
|International affiliation||Progressive Alliance|
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^ a: DPS has been a catch-all party since its formation, however it has been described as left-wing until 1997, and after that as centre-left or centrist with some right-wing, populist and ethnic nationalist factions.
Since its formation and the introduction of a multi-party system, the DPS has played a dominant role in Montenegrin politics, forming the backbone of every coalition government until 2020, when it entered the opposition in the aftermath of the 2020 parliamentary elections. This marked the first time since 1945 that the party (including its predecessor incarnation) had not been in power. The current President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović is the member of the party, including the former Prime Minister Duško Marković.