Conservatism in Serbia

Conservatism in Serbia

This article gives an overview of conservatism in Serbia. It is limited to conservative parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ means a reference to another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme it isn't necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a conservative party.


  • Introduction 1
  • Timeline 2
    • From Constitutionalists to Progressives 2.1
    • People's Radical Party 2.2
    • Yugoslav Radical Union 2.3
    • Serbian Renewal Movement 2.4
    • Democratic Party of Serbia 2.5
    • New Serbia 2.6
    • Movement for Democratic Serbia 2.7
    • People’s Democratic Party 2.8
    • G17 Plus 2.9
  • Conservative leaders 3
  • See also 4


Conservatism has been a major force in Serbia since the 19th century.


From Constitutionalists to Progressives

People's Radical Party

The People's Radical Party (Narodna radikalna stranka) was founded in 1881 as a radical party but from 1919 it evolved into a conservative direction

  • 1935: A wing seceded as the ⇒ Yugoslav Radical Union
  • 1945: The party is banned

Yugoslav Radical Union

  • 1935: A wing seceded from the ⇒ People's Radical Party and constituted the Yugoslav Radical Union (Jugoslovenska radikalna zajednica)
  • 1941: The party ceased to exist

Serbian Renewal Movement

Democratic Party of Serbia

  • 1992: A wing seceded from the Democratic Party and constituted the Democratic Party of Serbia (Demokratska stranka Srbije)
  • 1997: A faction seceded as the Democratic Christian Party of Serbia ( Demohrišćanska stranka Srbije )
  • 2004: The ⇒ People’s Democratic Party merged into the Democratic Party of Serbia

New Serbia

  • 1997: A wing seceded from the Serbian Renewal Movement and founded the New Serbia (Nova Srbija)

Movement for Democratic Serbia

People’s Democratic Party

  • 2001: A faction seceded from the Movement for Democratic Serbia and formed the People’s Democratic Party (Narodna demokratska stranka)
  • 2004: The party merged into the ⇒ Democratic Party of Serbia

G17 Plus

Conservative leaders

See also