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№ 56 - Srpska napredna stranka - navodna transformacija
№ 56 - Serb Progressive Party: A Pretended Transformation

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji
Keywords: Serb Radical party; Serb Progress Party; Aleksandar Vucic; Vajoslav Seselj;
Summary/Abstract: Serbia’s entire political establishment and some other elites – those in the judicial branch in particular – welcomed the transformation of a part of the Serb Radical Party /SRS/ into the Serb Progressive Party /SNS/. There is no doubt that Vojislav Seselj’s inappropriate behavior before the ICTY that compromised SRS was among the reasons why some Radicals decided to form a separate party. Another major reason was to have a two-party system in Serbia, some elites have been striving after. Hence, the new Serb Progressive Party attracted undivided support from the media: with such backing it relatively shortly won over the majority of “old” Radicals and managed to obtain relatively good results in some local elections (for instance, in Vozdovac, one of Belgrade’s municipalities). EU and all foreign observers in Belgrade also welcomed this change of attire.

  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English, Serbian