List of political parties in Serbia


This article lists political parties in Serbia, including former parties that existed in the Kingdom of Serbia between the early 1860s and 1918.

The Kingdom of Serbia operated under the multi-party system until 1918 when it became Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. After World War II, Serbia was reorganized into a one-party socialist republic. After the re-establishment of the multi-party system in 1990, new parties were established such as the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS; direct successor of the League of Communists of Serbia), Democratic Party (DS), Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO), Serbian Radical Party (SRS), Civic Alliance of Serbia (GSS) and others. Serbia was de facto a dominant-party state between 1990 and 2000, during the rule of Slobodan Milošević and his Socialist Party of Serbia. In the year 2000, Milošević and his party were overthrown which led to the disestablishment of the dominant-party system in Serbia. Between 2000 and 2012, Serbia was ruled by the centre-left Democratic Party. After the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) gained power in 2012, Serbia began to shift back to authoritarianism. Since 2014, Serbia has been de facto a dominant-party state, and since 2020 the ruling party and its government partners (including SPS and two minority parties) hold majority of seats in the parliament, while the opposition currently holds 7 seats out of 250.

During the entirety of the 1990s, Serbia's opposition which was composed of centrist, liberal and right-wing parties (DS, SPO, GSS, Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and others) clashed with the ruling nationalist parties, the left-wing SPS, and the far-right SRS. The Serbian Radical Party went into the opposition a couple of times during this period but even then they were described as a satellite party of the ruling SPS. After the fall of Milošević in 2000, the opposition gained a lot of popularity while the ruling SPS went into decline until 2008, while their former coalition partner, SRS, managed to stabilize its position in Serbian politics. In the 2000s, Serbia also experienced new liberal and social democratic parties (Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Social Democratic Union (SDU) and others) and also new right-wing parties and organizations managed to get on the scene. Since then, new parties, organizations and civic parties have been registered but in reality, none of those parties have the chance of getting power because of Aleksandar Vučić's ruling SNS.

Current parties


Political parties currently represented in the National Assembly

Name Leader Ideology Political position National Assembly
Serbian Progressive Party
Српска напредна странка
Srpska napredna stranka
SNS Aleksandar Vučić Populism
Neoliberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Big tent
167 / 250
Socialist Party of Serbia
Социјалистичка партија Србије
Socijalistička partija Srbije
SPS Ivica Dačić Social democracy
Left-wing nationalism
Left-wing populism
Centre-left
22 / 250
Party of United Pensioners of Serbia
Партија уједињених пензионера Србије
Partija ujedinjenih penzionera Srbije
PUPS Milan Krkobabić Pensioners' interests
Populism
Pro-Europeanism
Single-issue
9 / 250
Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians
Савез војвођанских Мађара
Savez vojvođanskih Mađara
SVM István Pásztor Hungarian minority politics
Regionalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
9 / 250
Social Democratic Party of Serbia
Социјалдемократска партија Србије
Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije
SDPS Rasim Ljajić Social democracy
Populism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
8 / 250
United Serbia
Јединствена Србија
Jedinstvena Srbija
JS Dragan Marković National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Regionalism
Right-wing
8 / 250
Movement of Socialists
Покрет социјалиста
Pokret socijalista
PS Aleksandar Vulin Left-wing populism
Left-wing nationalism
Hard Euroscepticism
Left-wing
3 / 250
Serbian Renewal Movement
Српски покрет обнове
Srpski pokret obnove
SPO Vuk Drašković Monarchism
Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
3 / 250
Serbian People's Party
Српска народна партија
Srpska narodna partija
SNP Nenad Popović National conservatism
Russophilia
Euroscepticism
Right-wing
3 / 250
Strength of Serbia Movement
Покрет снага Србије
Pokret snaga Srbije
PSS Bogoljub Karić Social conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Populism
Centre-right
3 / 250
Party of Democratic Action of Sandžak
Странка демократске акције Санџака
Stranka demokratske akcije Sandžaka
SDA Sulejman Ugljanin Bosniak nationalism
Autonomism
Conservatism
Centre-right to
right-wing
3 / 250
Party for Democratic Action
Партија за демократско деловање
Partija za demokratsko delovanje
PDD Riza Halimi Albanian minority interests
Pro-Europeanism
National conservatism
Right-wing
3 / 250
Justice and Reconciliation Party
Странка правде и помирења
Stranka pravde i pomirenja
SPP Muamer Zukorlić Social conservatism
Bosniak minority interests
Regionalism
Centre-right to
right-wing
2 / 250
Communist Party
Комунистичка партија
Komunistička partija
KP Joška Broz Communism
Titoism
Marxism–Leninism
Far-left
1 / 250
People's Peasant Party
Народна Сељачка Странка
Narodna Seljačka Stranka
NSS Marijan Rističević National conservatism
Agrarianism
Populism
Right-wing
1 / 250
United Peasant Party
Уједињена сељачка странка
Ujedinjena seljačka stranka
USS Milija Miletić Social democracy
Agrarianism
Populism
Centre-left
1 / 250
Greens of Serbia
Зелени Србије
Zeleni Srbije
ZS Ivan Karić Green politics
Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
1 / 250

Political parties outside the parliament

Name Leader Ideology Political position
Better Serbia
Боља Србија
Bolja Srbija
BS Dragan Jovanović National conservatism
Traditionalist conservatism
Agrarianism
Right-wing
Montenegrin Party
Crnogorska partija
Црногорска партија
CP Nenad Stevović Montenegrin nationalism
Atlanticism
Populism
Right-wing
Enough is Enough
Доста је било
Dosta je bilo
DJB Saša Radulović Souverainism
Euroscepticism
Right-wing populism
Right-wing
Democratic Party
Демократска странка
Demokratska stranka
DS Zoran Lutovac Social democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre to
centre-left
Democratic Party of Serbia
Демократска странка Србије
Demokratska stranka Srbije
DSS Miloš Jovanović Christian democracy
National conservatism
Euroscepticism
Centre-right to
right-wing
Serbian Movement Dveri
Српски покрет Двери
Srpski pokret Dveri
Dveri Boško Obradović Right-wing populism
Christian democracy
Green nationalism
Right-wing
Democratic Party of Macedonians
Демократска партија на македонци, Serbian
Демократска партија Македонаца 
DPM Nenad Krsteski Macedonian minority interests
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre
Statehood Movement of Serbia
Државотворни покрет Србије
Državotvorni pokret Srbije
DPS Slobodan Samardžić National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Souverainism
Right-wing
Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina
Demokratski savez Hrvata u Vojvodini
Демократски савез Хрвата у Војводини
DSHV Tomislav Žigmanov Croat minority interests
Conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
Civic Democratic Forum
Грађански демократски форум
Građanski demokratski forum
GDF Zoran Vuletić Liberalism
Atlanticism
Anti-nationalism
Centre
Civic Platform
Грађанска платформа
Građanska platforma
GP Jovan Jovanović Pro-Europeanism
Social democracy
Social liberalism
Centre-left
League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina
Лига социјалдемократа Војводине
Liga socijaldemokrata Vojvodine
LSV Nenad Čanak Social democracy
Atlanticism
Secularism
Centre-left
Liberal Democratic Party
Либерално демократска партија
Liberalno demokratska partija
LDP Čedomir Jovanović Liberalism
Atlanticism
Secularism
Centre
Do not let Belgrade d(r)own
Не да(ви)мо Београд
Ne da(vi)mo Beograd
NDM BGD Dobrica Veselinović Progressivism
E-democracy
Green politics
Centre-left to
left-wing
Fatherland
Отаџбина
Otadžbina
NPS KiM Slaviša Ristić National conservatism
Christian democracy
Anti-globalism
Right-wing
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Нова комунистичка партија Југославије
Nova komunistička partija Jugoslavije
NKPJ Aleksandar Banjanac Marxism–Leninism
Communism
Yugoslavism
Far-left
New Party
Нова странка
Nova stranka
NOVA Aris Movsesijan Social liberalism
Reformism
Atlanticism
Centre
New Serbia
Нова Србија
Nova Srbija
NS Velimir Ilić Monarchism
National conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Right-wing
People's Party
Народна странка
Narodna stranka
NS Vuk Jeremić Liberal conservatism
Civic nationalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
People's Freedom Movement
Народни слободарски покрет
Narodni slobodarski pokret
NSP Miroslav Parović National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Anti-immigration
Right-wing to
far-right
Kingdom of Serbia Restoration Movement
Покрет обнове Краљевине Србије
Pokret obnove Kraljevine Srbije
POKS Žika Gojković Monarchism
National conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Right-wing
Party of Labour
Партија рада
Partija rada
PR Collective leadership Marxism–Leninism
Revolutionary socialism
Anti-revisionism
Far-left
Party of the Radical Left
Партија радикалне левице
Partija radikalne levice
PRL Collective leadership Democratic socialism
Eco-socialism
Left-wing populism
Left-wing
Movement of Free Citizens
Покрет слободних грађана
Pokret slobodnih građana
PSG Pavle Grbović Liberalism
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre to
centre-left
Movement for Reversal
Покрет за преокрет
Pokret za preokret
PZP Janko Veselinović Social democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
Leviathan Movement
Покрет Левијатан
Pokret Levijatan
PL Pavle Bihali Neo-fascism
Ultranationalism
Anti-immigration
Far-right
Roma Party
Romani partija
Ромска партија
RP Srđan Šajn Romani people rights
Social democracy
Anti-discrimination
Centre-left
Roma Union of Serbia
Unija Roma Srbije
Унија Рома Србије)
URS Miloš Paunković Romani people rights
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre
Russian Party
Руска странка
Ruska stranka
RS Slobodan Nikolić Serbian nationalism
Eurasianism
Euroscepticism
Right-wing
Serbia 21
Србија 21
Srbija 21
S21 Marko Đurišić Social liberalism
Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Centre to
centre-left
Serbian Right
Српска десница
Srpska desnica
SD Miša Vacić Serbian ultranationalism
Social conservatism
Anti-Islam
Far-right
Social Democratic Party
Социјалдемократска странка
Socijaldemokratska stranka
SDS Boris Tadić Social democracy
Atlanticism
Anti-nationalism
Centre-left
Party of Modern Serbia
Странка модерне Србије
Stranka moderne Srbije
SMS Tatjana Macura Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Green politics
Centre
Serbian Radical Party
Српска радикална странка
Srpska radikalna stranka
SRS Vojislav Šešelj Serbian ultranationalism
Serbian irredentism
Russophilia
Far-right
Love, Faith, Hope
Љубав, вера, нада/
Ljubav, vera, nada
LJVN Nemanja Šarović National conservatism
Christian democracy
Euroscepticism
Right-wing
Party of Freedom and Justice
Странка слободе и правде
Stranka slobode i pravde
SSP Dragan Đilas Social democracy
Green politics
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
Serbian Party Oathkeepers
Српска странка Заветници
Srpska stranka Zavetnici
SSZ Stefan Stamenkovski Serbian ultranationalism
Souverainism
Right-wing populism
Far-right
United Trade Unions of Serbia "Sloga"
Удружени синдикати Србије „Слога”
Udruženi sindikati Srbije „Sloga”
Sloga Željko Veselinović Democratic socialism
Syndicalism
Anti-corruption
Left-wing
Slovaks Forward
Slováci vpred
Словаци напред 
SV Pavel Surovi Slovak minority interests
Pro-Europeanism

Populism

Centre-right
Vojvodina's Party
Војвођанска партија
Vojvođanska partija
VP Aleksandar Odžić Autonomism
Atlanticism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
Democratic Community of Vojvodina Hungarians
Vajdasági Magyarok Demokratikus Közössége
Демократска заједница војвођанских Мађара
VMDK Áron Csonka Hungarian minority interests
Regionalism
Centre
Vlach People's Party
Partia Neamului Rumânesc
Влашка Народна Странка
VNS Predrag Balašević Vlachs minority interests
Social liberalism
Centre
Healthy Serbia
Здрава Србија
Zdrava Srbija
ZS Milan Stamatović Serbian nationalism
Social conservatism
Russophilia
Right-wing
Green Party
Зелена странка
Zelena stranka
ZS Goran Čabradi Green politics
Slovak minority interests
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
Together for Serbia
Заједно за Србију
Zajedno za Srbiju
ZZS Nebojša Zelenović Progressivism
Regionalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left

Historical parties


Dissolved political parties in Serbia (since 1990)

Name Ideology Political position Existence
G17 Plus
Г17 плус
G17 plus
G17+ Liberal conservatism
Neoliberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
2002–2013
Civic Alliance of Serbia
Грађански савез Србије
Građanski savez Srbije
GSS Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Atlanticism
Centre
1992–2007
Democratic Alternative
Демократска алтернатива
Demokratska alternativa
DA Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
1997–2004
Democratic Centre
Демократски центар
Demokratski centar
DC Social liberalism
Civic nationalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre
1996–2003
Christian Democratic Party of Serbia
Демохришћанска Странка Србије
Demohrišćanska Stranka Srbije
DHSS Christian democracy
Liberalism
Atlanticism
Centre to
centre-right
1997–2017
Yugoslav Left
Југословенска Левица
Jugoslovenska Levica
JUL Communism
Left-wing nationalism
Yugoslavism
Left-wing
1994–2003
Liberals of Serbia
Либерали Србије
Liberali Srbije
LS Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Atlanticism
Centre to
centre-left
1990–2010
Otpor
Отпор
Otpor
O! Liberalism
Civic nationalism
Atlanticism
Centre
1998–2004
Union of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia
Savez reformskih snaga Jugoslavije
Савез реформских снага Југославије
SRSJ Liberalism
Yugoslavism
Anti-nationalism
Centre
1990–1991
League of Communists – Movement for Yugoslavia
Савез комуниста - Покрет за Југославију
Savez komunista - Pokret za Jugoslaviju
SKPJ Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Yugoslavism
Far-left
1990–1994
Serbian Liberal Party
Српска либерална странка
Srpska liberalna stranka
SLS National conservatism
Classical liberalism
Monarchism
Right-wing
1991–2010
Social Democratic Party
Социјалдемократска партија
Socijaldemokratska partija
SDP Social democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
2002–2010
Social Democracy
Социјалдемократија
Sociajaldemokratija
SD Social democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-left
1997–2010
Social Democratic Union
Социјалдемократска унија
Socijaldemokratska unija
SDU Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Eco-socialism
Centre-left to
left-wing
1996–2020
Serbian Patriotic Alliance
Српски патриотски савез
Srpski patriotski savez
SPAS Conservatism
Right-wing populism
National conservatism
Right-wing
2018–2021
Party of Serbian Unity
Странка српског јединства
Stranka srpskog jedinstva
SSJ National conservatism
Serbian irredentism
Ultranationalism
Right-wing to
far-right
1993–2007
United Regions of Serbia
Уједињени региони Србије
Ujedinjeni regioni Srbije
URS Liberal conservatism
Regionalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right
2013–2015
Association for the Yugoslav Democratic Initiative
Удружење за Југословенску демократску иницијативу
Udruženje za jugoslovensku demokratsku inicijativu
UJDI Yugoslavism
Liberalism
Anti-nationalism
Big tent
1989–1992

Historical parties in Serbia (1861–1918)

Name Ideology Political position Existence
Conservative Party
Конзервативна странка
KS Conservatism
Constitutionalism
Serbian nationalism
Right-wing
1861–1881
Liberal Party
Либерална странка
LS Liberalism
National liberalism
Russophilia
Centre
1883–1895
People's Radical Party
Народна радикална странка
NRS Socialism (until 1890s)
Conservative liberalism
Yugoslavism
Left-wing (until 1890s)
Centre-right (after 1890s)
1881–1945
Serbian Progressive Party
Српска напредна странка
SNS Conservative liberalism
Classical liberalism
Austrophilia
Centre
1881–1919
Serbian Social Democratic Party
Српска социјалдемократска партија
SSDP Social democracy
Marxism
Antimilitarism
Left-wing to
far-left
1903–1919
Independent Radical Party
Самостална радикална странка
SRS Liberalism
Anti-corruption
Conservative liberalism
Centre to
centre-right
1902–1919

See also


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