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This article gives an overview of liberalism in Montenegro . It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mostly limited to parties with parliamentary status
Following the fall of communism in Montenegro, one of the first political parties to emerge was Liberal Alliance of Montenegro (LSCG), a party which advocated liberalism, pacifism, civic concept of the state and supported restoration of Montenegrin independence. LSCG was an active opponent of the ruling DPS-led regime from 1990 to 2004, when it froze its political activity. Slavko Perović and Miro Vicković were the most prominent party officials and held the leading positions in the party throughout its existence.
In 2004, Liberal Party of Montenegro (LP) was founded, its membership including a number of former LSCG officials who were previously ousted from the party due to corruption charges. Despite attempting to adopt the legacy of LSCG, LP pursued an entirely different political strategy, and has closely cooperated with the ruling DPS since its foundation. At the latest parliamentary election, LP was integrated into the electoral list of DPS, which ran independently.
The Socialist People's Party of Montenegro is a socially conservative social-democratic opposition political party in Montenegro. It is part of the Key Coalition, an opposition political alliance in Montenegro. It has 2 of 3 MPs which it won in the 2016 parliamentary election. The party is pro-European Union and anti-NATO.
Liberal Alliance of Montenegro was a liberal Montenegrin nationalist anti-war political party active in Montenegro between 1990 and 2005. The Liberal Alliance was a full member of the Liberal International from 1994 until its dissolution in 2005.
Movement for Changes is a right-wing populist and eurosceptic political party in Montenegro. Its current leader and the founder is Nebojša Medojević. Since 2012, the Party is a constituent member of the Democratic Front alliance.
Coalition for a European Montenegro was the ruling political alliance in Montenegro headed by Milo Đukanović's Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS).
Social Democratic Party of Montenegro, or just the Social Democratic Party, SDP) is a centre-left political party in Montenegro. It is the only party in Montenegro to have full membership in the Socialist International.
The Civic Party of Montenegro was a minor liberal political party in Montenegro.
Liberal Party of Montenegro is a minor liberal political party in Montenegro, an associate member of ALDE and a full member of the Liberal International. The party advocates liberalism and the bringing down of Milo Đukanović's rule, seeing it as authoritarian and undemocratic. It had continued the fight against what it saw as the DPS' authoritarianism that the Liberal Alliance of Montenegro pursued since its foundation in 1990. However, the party changed its discourse and became a junior coalition partner of DPS both on local and national level.
Monitor is a weekly news magazine published in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Nezavisni dnevnik Vijesti is a Montenegrin daily newspaper.
Slavko Perović is a Montenegrin politician. He is best known as a co-founder and former leader of Liberal Alliance of Montenegro (LSCG), former party that was fighting for independence of Montenegro and promoting liberalism in Montenegro throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.
Parliamentary elections were held in Montenegro on 22 April 2001. The result was a victory for the Victory is of Montenegro alliance formed by the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro and the Social Democratic Party of Montenegro, which won 36 of the 77 seats.
Together for Change was a populist political alliance in Montenegro that existed from 2001 to 2006, originally known as Together for Yugoslavia. It based itself upon the necessity for a united Yugoslav state with Serbia. Predrag Bulatović was its wingleader. The pro-European semi-conservative coalition also based itself on economic and democratic reforms, bringing down of the authoritarian regime of Milo Đukanović.
Parliamentary elections were held in Montenegro on 31 May 1998. The result was a victory for the So that we live better coalition formed by the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, Social Democratic Party of Montenegro and the People's Party of Montenegro which won 42 of the 78 seats.
Miodrag "Miko" Živković is a Montenegrin politician. He is a former president of the Liberal Alliance of Montenegro until he was expelled after allegations of corruption in what is known as Trsteno Affair. Following the expulsion he founded Liberal Party of Montenegro.
Positive Montenegro is an extra-parliamentary social-liberal political party in Montenegro. The party was founded in May 2012 by former environmental activist Darko Pajović.
Andrija Popović is a Montenegrin politician and former professional water polo player. He is the president of the Liberal Party of Montenegro.
The Democratic Front is a right-wing populist and social conservative opposition political alliance in Montenegro. It is currently composed of the New Serb Democracy (NSD), Movement for Changes (PzP), Democratic People's Party (DNP) and Democratic Serb Party (DSS). The main goal of the DF is to overthrow the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS) of Milo Đukanović, which has been in power since 1991.
Presidential elections were held in Montenegro on 15 April 2018. Former Prime Minister Milo Đukanović of the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) was elected as President of Montenegro in the first round.
Popular Unity was an opposition political alliance in Montenegro. The alliance was formed by two major opposition parties in Montenegro at time, the People's Party (NS) and Liberal Alliance of Montenegro (LSCG), prior to the 1996 parliamentary election. Slavko Perović's idea for the alliance was that it would open the way for "reconciliation between Montenegrins and Montenegrin Serbs". Kilibarda's party was Serbian nationalist. The main goal of the alliance was to overthrow the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) of president Momir Bulatović, which has been in power since introduction of multi-party system. The coalition of liberals and populists won 24.91% of votes and gained only 19 MPs, 11 of which belonged to NS and 8 to LSCG. However, LSCG terminated the coalition after the decision of NS to enter into coalition with ruling DPS.
Montenegrin municipal elections were held in all 21 municipalities, between April 2004 and October 2006. It resulted in the decisive victory of the ruling Coalition for European Montenegro in 18 out of 21 municipalities, where he has secured a majority, on its own or in a coalition with national minority parties.
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