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New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Нова комунистичка партија Југославије
Nova Komunistička Partija Jugoslavije
AbbreviationNKPJ
General SecretaryAleksandar Banjanac
FounderBranko Kitanović
Founded30 June 1990 (1990-06-30)
HeadquartersUstanička 17, Belgrade
NewspaperNovi komunist
Ideology
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationNKPJ–SKOJ
European affiliationINITIATIVE
International affiliationIMCWP
Colours  Red
AnthemThe Internationale
National Assembly
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Website
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The New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Serbian Cyrillic: Нова комунистичка партија Југославије, romanizedNova Komunistička Partija Jugoslavije, NKPJ) is a far-left political party in Serbia. Its goal is the reunification of Yugoslavia as a socialist state according to Josip Broz Tito's centralist model of Yugoslavism.

The party boycotted the 2007 parliamentary election, because of its position that the electoral law violated fundamental democratic principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2010 the party was removed from the list of registered parties after failing to re-register under the new electoral law.

Due to the removal from the list of registered parties NKPJ decided to boycott the 2014 parliamentary election as well as all local elections and not join any coalitions. They interrupted several meetings of other political parties urging for boycott of the elections and claiming they were illegal.[1]

History

The founding congress of the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) was held on 30 June 1990 in Belgrade. The Congress (Founding Assembly) was held in the hall of the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Serbia, with the participation of 265 delegates from all republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The delegates present decided that the party should be named the New Communist Movement of Yugoslavia (NKPJ). That name was valid until 1995, when it was changed to today's New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ).

Modern period (2017–present)

In March 2020, NKOJ announced their participation in the 2020 parliamentary election.[2] They submitted their list on 5 June,[3] and they failed to give signatures after its deadline was extended for two days.[4] In late December 2021, they announced their participation in the upcoming 2022 general election.[5]

Ideology

NKPJ is a communist party that endeavors the re-unification of Yugoslavia according to Josip Broz Tito's centralist model.[6]

Organization

It had sister parties in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. It also tried to organize sister parties in Croatia and Slovenia, but failed at doing so.[6] Its current general secretary is Aleksandar Banjanac, he has served the role since January 2017.[7]

Electoral performance

Parliamentary elections

National Assembly of Serbia
Year Popular vote % of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalition
1990 4,017 0.08
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New
1997 16,222 0.39
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2007 Boycotted
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2014 Boycotted
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Federal elections

Year Popular vote
(in Serbia)
% of popular vote # of seats Seat change Coalitions Status
1992–93 5,678 0.38%
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New
1996 21.602 1.45%
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2000 35.742 0,73
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Parliamentary elections

Parliament of Montenegro
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Alliance
1992 1,092 0.37
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New
1996 5,176 1.72%
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0 Communists of Montenegro (With SKPJ–SKCG–DKP)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Komunisti iznenadili ostale stranke". B92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  2. ^ "NKPJ i SKOJ izlaze na izbore". N1 (in Serbian). 5 March 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Lista "Socijalizam jedini izlaz" predala RIK potpise podrške izbornoj listi". N1 (in Serbian). 5 June 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  4. ^ "RIK: Listama Nek maske padnu i Socijalizam jedini izlaz fale valjani potpisi". N1 (in Serbian). 6 June 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Nova komunistička partija i Savez komunističke omladine učestvuju na izborima". www.021.rs (in Serbian). 27 December 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  6. ^ a b Communist and post-communist parties in Europe. Uwe Backes, Patrick Moreau. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 2008. p. 559. ISBN 978-3-525-36912-8. OCLC 301781500.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ "I KOMUNISTI imaju svog kandidata na Beogradskim izborima 2018! (FOTO)". espreso.co.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 January 2022.