Serb List (Kosovo)


The Serb List (Serbian: Српска листа / Srpska lista; Albanian: Lista Serbe) is a Serb minority political party in Kosovo.[lower-alpha 1] It is currently the dominant Serb party in Kosovo politics, claiming all ten of Assembly seats reserved for the community. The party retains close links to the Government of Serbia, led by the populist SNS and President Aleksandar Vučić.[6][4]

Serb List
Српска листа
Lista Serbe
ChairmanGoran Rakić
Leader of the Parliamentary GroupIgor Simić
Vice PresidentsMilan Radoičić
Igor Simić
Dalibor Jevtić
InitiatorAleksandar Vučić
FounderAleksandar Jablanović
Founded2014; 7 years ago (2014)
HeadquartersNorth Mitrovica, Kosovo
Ideology
National affiliationSerbian Progressive Party[3] [4]
European affiliationEuropean People's Party (Affiliation)[5]
ColoursRed, blue and white
(Serbian tricolor)
Assembly
10 / 120
Mayors
10 / 38
Municipal assemblies
117 / 994
Website
srpskalista.net

History


The combined number of votes for the Serb List was 38,169 (5.30%) at the 2014 Kosovan parliamentary election. On 17 September 2014, the Serb List announced that they would join the government cabinet only if Vetëvendosje was not part of it.[7] Aleksandar Jablanović, the Minister for Returns and Communities in the Government of Kosovo, was dismissed on 3 February 2015, after the opposition demanded his dismissal after he called the group of ethnic Albanians who attacked Serb IDPs in Gjakova with stones on Christmas Eve "savages".[8] His statement contributed to the 2015 Kosovo protests.[9] The Serb List decided not to attend the next Kosovo assembly session.[10] Following the 2017 Kosovan parliamentary election, the Serb List agreed to form the Government of Kosovo led by Ramush Haradinaj of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, allegedly under main condition that the Community of Serb Municipalities be established.[11]

Parliamentary elections


Assembly of Kosovo
Year Popular vote  % of vote Overall seats won Serb seats +/– Government
2014 38,199 #5 5.20%
9 / 120
9 / 10
9 Coalition
2017 44,578 #4 6.20%
9 / 120
9 / 10
Coalition
2019 52,620 #5 6.61%
10 / 120
10 / 10
1 Coalition
2021 44,404 #5 5.06%
12 / 120
10 / 10
2 Coalition[lower-alpha 2]

Municipal parliaments


Serb List formed local government in all 10 Serb majority municipalities in Kosovo after the 2017 Kosovan local elections.

Municipality Map
Location
Population
(2011)[12][13]
Status Mayor[14]
Leposavić

Leposaviq

13,733 Majority Zoran Todić
North Mitrovica

Severna Kosovska Mitrovica

12,326 Majority Aleksandar Spirić
Gračanica

Graçanica

10,675 Majority Srđan Popović
Zvečan

Zveçan

7,481 Majority Vučina Janković
Štrpce

Shtërpca

6,949 Majority Bratislav Nikolić
Novo Brdo

Novobërda

6,729 Majority Svetislav Ivanović
Zubin Potok

Zubin Potoku

6,616 Majority Stevan Vulović
Ranilug

Ranillug

3,866 Majority Vladica Aritonović
Klokot

Kllokot

2,556 Majority Božidar Dejanović
Parteš

Partesh

1,787 Majority Dragan Petković

Presidents of the Serb List


See also


Notes


  1. Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 96 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
  2. Party is officially part of the government, however the SL MPs did not vote in fovor of its election.

References


  1. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2021). "Kosovo". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  2. "Srpska lista: EU promoter oduzimanja prava Srbima na Kosmetu". RTV. Tanjug. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. Vasovic, Milenko (October 16, 2019). "Serbia's President Was Real Loser in Kosovo Election". Balkan Insight. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  4. "Scenario: Territorial Exchange Between Serbia and Kosovo and It's [sic] Potential Impact on Serbian Communities South of the Ibar" (PDF). NGO Aktiv. October 24, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  5. "Parties, Parliaments and Polling Averages". Europe Elects. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  6. Vasovic, Milenko (October 16, 2019). "Serbia's President Was Real Loser in Kosovo Election". Balkan Insight. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  7. Beta, Tanjug (September 17, 2014). "Serb List Won't Join Cabinet With Self-Determination". B92.net. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  8. Beta, Tanjug (February 4, 2015). "Serb Minister Dismissed From Pristina Government". B92.net. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  9. "Jabllanoviqi i quan egërsira protestuesit në Gjakovë (Video)". Telegrafi.com. January 7, 2015. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  10. Beta, Tanjug (February 5, 2015). "Serb List Deputies Miss Kosovo Assembly Session". B92.net. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  11. "Srpska lista odlučila da uđe u vladu Kosova Ramuša Haradinaja". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Beta. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  12. "Estimation of Kosovo Population 2011" (PDF). Agjencia e Statistikave të Kosovës. 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  13. "Community Profile: Albanian Community" (PDF). European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo (ECMI Kosovo). 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  14. "Rezultatet Përfundimtare NGA Qnr KonačNI Rezultati Iz Cpr" (PDF). KQZ - Komisioni Qendror i Zgjedhjeve. 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2021.