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Civic Alliance of Serbia
Civic Alliance of Serbia

LeaderVesna Pe?i? (1992-1999)

Nata?a Mi?i? (2004-2007)
FoundedFebruary 28, 1992 (1992-02-28)
DissolvedApril 7, 2007 (2007-04-07)
Merged intoLiberal Democratic Party
IdeologyLiberalism[1]
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Atlanticism
Anti-nationalism
Political positionCentre
ColoursOrange

Civic Alliance of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic: , romanizedGra?anski savez Srbije, GSS) was a social liberal political party in Serbia.

History

Known widely by its three-letter acronym in Serbian, GSS was founded and registered in 1992.

In the 1992 election, the party was represented by Ratomir Tani?.[2]

Following the election, the Republican Club led by Neboj?a Popov and the Reform Party of Serbia led by Vesna Pe?i? (Serbian successor to Ante Markovi?'s SFR Yugoslavia-wide Union of Reform Forces party) merged into the party. Both had went in coalition with the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina.

In 1996 ?arko Kora? left the GSS with a group of dissidents who opposed forming coalition with the right-wing Serbian Renewal Movement for the 1996 federal election and formed the Social Democratic Union (SDU).[3]

In late March 2007, Civic Alliance ceased its existence as a distinct political entity when it merged into the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Notable members over the years included Goran Svilanovi?, former Foreign Minister of Serbia and Montenegro, Nata?a Mi?i?, former parliamentary president and acting president of Serbia, Ga?o Knezevi?, former Serbian Minister of Education, and Vesna Pe?i?, the party founder and longtime leader.

The party had three representatives in the National Assembly of Serbia on the list of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

The future of the party had been in doubt ever since it split into two wings. One part promoted a merger with Democratic Party, while the other part wanted to continue political existence as an independent party. The December 2004 party congress upheld the decision to remain an independent party and elected Nata?a Mi?i? as the new leader. The party decided to apply for membership of the ELDR and the Liberal International. At its May 2004 council, ELDR, accepted GSS as an affiliate member.

However, GSS merged into Liberal Democratic Party on April 7, 2007.

Presidents of the Civic Alliance of Serbia (1992-2007)

# President Born-Died Term start Term end
1 Vesna Pe?i? Flickr - boellstiftung - Vesna Pesic.jpg 1940- 28 February 1992 1 August 1999
2 Goran Svilanovi? RCC SG Svilanovic.jpg 1963- 1 August 1999 12 December 2004
3 Nata?a Mi?i? Nata?a Mi?i?.jpg 1965- 12 December 2004 7 April 2007

Electoral performance

Parliamentary elections

Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Government
1992 17,276 0.37%
Steady no seats
1993 715,564 16.64%
Increase 1 DEPOS opposition
1997 Election boycott
Decrease 1 no seats
2000 2,402,387 64.09%
Increase 9 DOS government
2003 481,249 12.58%
Decrease 7 With DS-DC-SDU-LZS opposition
2007 214,262 5.31%
Increase 1 opposition

Positions held

Major positions held by Civic Alliance of Serbia members:

References

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2007). "Serbia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Fischer, Jeffrey; Finn, Daniel; Carlson, Jeffrey (1997). Republic of Serbia: pre-election technical assessment. International Foundation for Electoral Systems. p. 91.
  3. ^ Milo?evi?, Milan (2000). Politi?ki vodi? kroz Srbiju 2000. Belgrade: Medija centar. p. 101. ISBN 86-82827-13-1. Retrieved 2019.



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