Is Serbia Going Towards a Large Coalition of the Democratic Party and the Serbian Progressive Party? Cover Image

Da li Srbija ide ka velikoj koaliciji Demokratske stranke i Srpske napredne stranke
Is Serbia Going Towards a Large Coalition of the Democratic Party and the Serbian Progressive Party?

Author(s): Ognjen Pribičević
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: parliamentary elections; large coalition; Democratic Party; Serbian Progressive Party; CDU; SPD; Serbia; Germany

Summary/Abstract: In his article Dr Pribicevic analyze relation between two largest political parties in Serbia: Democratic Party and Serbian Progresive Party and possibility of the creation of the so-called large coalition after the next parlamentarian elections sheduled for the beggining of the next year. Author explains the meaning of the conception of large coalition and pointed out its results in Germany where this idea of coalition between main parties of right and left was firsly implemented. Starting from the German experience of the large coalition between CDU and SPD Dr Pribicevic analyze the benefit and the damage such coalition might bring to its participants in Serbia. In spite of the fact that both Serbian parties reject such coaltion and in spit of the fact that German experience shows that SPD and CDU lost a substantional number of votes after mutual government author concludes that voters in Serbia similar to German case in 2005 could create such option as a realistic one after next elections.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 139-150
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian