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Modern Centre Party

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President  Miro Cerar
Headquarters  Ljubljana
Political position  Centre to Centre-left
Founded  2 June 2014
Membership  (2015)  3,000
Modern Centre Party
Ideology  Liberalism Social liberalism

The Modern Centre Party (Slovene: Stranka modernega centra, SMC) is a political party in Slovenia led by Prime Minister Miro Cerar.

History

The party was established at a congress on 2 June 2014 as the Party of Miro Cerar (Stranka Mira Cerarja, SMC). The motivation for its formation was the resignation of Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek on 3 May 2014. Only six weeks after its establishment, on 13 July 2014, the party received 34.6% of the vote in the 2014 parliamentary election, winning a plurality of 36 seats in the National Assembly. Miro Cerar was appointed as the Prime Minister designate.

On 18 September 2014 the Cerar cabinet was formed, with the SMC as lead party in a coalition with the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) and Social Democrats (SD).

On 21 November 2014, the SMC was admitted as a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) at the ALDE congress in Lisbon.

On 7 March 2015, at the SMC party congress, the name of the party was changed to Modern Centre Party.

References

Modern Centre Party Wikipedia


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