United Serbia


United Serbia (Serbian: Јединствена Србија, romanized: Jedinstvena Srbija; abbr. ЈС or JS) is a national-conservative political party in Serbia.

United Serbia
Јединствена Србија
Jedinstvena Srbija
LeaderDragan Marković Palma
FoundedFebruary 15, 2004 (2004-02-15)
Split fromParty of Serbian Unity
HeadquartersTerazije 3, Belgrade
Membership (2012)80,000[1]
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationSPS–JS
National Assembly
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Assembly of Vojvodina
3 / 120
City Assembly of Belgrade
1 / 110
Website
www.jedinstvenasrbija.org.rs

History


It was founded on 15 February 2004,[4] as a split from the far-right Party of Serbian Unity with Dragan Marković Palma elected as the leader on the first party assembly.[5] During its early years, the party had close relations with other right-wing parties such as New Serbia and Democratic Party of Serbia, even participating with them in the 2007 parliamentary election.[6] During the 2008 parliamentary election, they participated in a coalition around the Socialist Party of Serbia and supported the accession of Serbia into the European Union.[7][5]

United Serbia was the first to announce the beginning of talks with the coalition For a European Serbia, led by the President Boris Tadić, on forming the new government. The party leader is Dragan Marković, Mayor of Jagodina.

The United Serbia, including its leader Palma, supported the "Serbs for Trump" campaign and Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election.[8]

Electoral results


Parliamentary elections

Year Popular vote  % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Status
2007 667,615 16.55%
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2 With DSS-NS gov′t support
2008 313,896 7.58%
3 / 250
1 With SPS-PUPS gov′t support
2012 567,689 14.51%
7 / 250
4 With SPS-PUPS gov′t support
2014 484,607 13.49%
7 / 250
0 With SPS-PUPS gov′t support
2016 413,770 10.95%
6 / 250
1 With SPS-ZS-KP gov′t support
2020 334,333 10.38%
8 / 250
2 With SPS-ZS-KP gov′t support

Presidential elections

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round vote % 2nd round vote % Notes
2004 11th Ljiljana Aranđelović 11,796 0.38
2008 3rd Velimir Ilić 305,828 7.43 NS candidate, support
2012 3rd Ivica Dačić 556,013 14.23 SPS candidate, support
2017 1st Aleksandar Vučić 2,012,788 55.05 SNS, government candidate

References


  1. "Partijsku knjižicu ima više od milion građana". Blic (in Serbian).
  2. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Serbia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. Cvejić, Slobodan; Spasojević, Dušan; Stanojević, Dragan; Todosijević, Bojan (November 2020). "Electoral Compass 2020, analysis of the political landscape in Serbia" (PDF). library.fes.de. Heinrich Böll Foundation.
  4. "Jedinstvena Srbija". Istinomer (in Serbian). Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  5. "Jedinstvena Srbija | Srbija izbori". www.srbijaizbori.com. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  6. "DSS, NS i JS posetila severni deo Kosova". KIM radio. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  7. "Vlada sa DS ili novi izbori?". www.bbc.com. June 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  8. "Help your country, Serbia, in the fight for truth: Palma sends a message to Serbs in America". Telegraf.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 1 July 2021.