Initiative for Democracy

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Initiative for Democracy
Abaián mar Demokratia
FounderAnn Stefanović
Founded11 June 2013
Dissolved25 August 2015
Split fromUnity Party
IdeologySocial liberalism
Political positionCentre to centre-right
Centre-left (factions)
National affiliationProgressive Coalition (until 2014)
Colors  Orange

Initiative for Democracy (Middle Sabian: Abaián mar Demokratia; AMD), list letter D, and commonly known as the Initiative, was a centrist social liberal political party in Sabia and Verona founded by Caenia mayor and later prime minister, Ann Stefanović following her departure from the Unity Party.[1] It was in government from 2013 to 2014 as part of the Progressive Coalition, led by Stefanović, who formed the 4th Sabioveronese government, and then from 2014 to 2015 as the junior coalition partner in the 6th government.

The party was disbanded after the execution of the Haronos Plan in 2015. Most of its members returned to the Unity Party, which would later become the Liberals.


Initiative for Democracy was officially registered as a party on 11 June 2013 by Caenia mayor Ann Stefanović, who was at up until that point a member of the Unity Party. Stefanović stated that her reason for leaving Unity was the party leadership's stance on Pashqari rights, especially the recognition of the Pashqar language as co-official language alongside Sabian.[1]

Alongside the Roots Party, the AMD formed the Progressive Coalition ahead of the September 2013 election. Stefanović became the Coalition's Prime Minister-candidate, and soon the Pashqari People's Party joined in as well. AMD fared well in the election, gaining five seats. The Coalition won a majority of seats in the Unicameral Courts, and thus Stefanović became Sabia and Verona's fourth prime minister.

Following the end of Stefanović's term, the party didn't stand for seats in the March 2014 election. Upon Bertrand Rivière's election as leader of the Unity Party, Initiative joined Unity to form the Képren Lâdom electoral alliance, which went on to gain a plurality of seats in the September 2014 election, and formed a coalition government led by Rivière.

Initiative for Democracy dissolved after Haronos.

Electoral results

Election year # of votes % seats won +/- Government Ref.
2013 II 50† 75%†
5 / 20
5 coalition gov't [2]
2014 I N/A
0 / 10
5 N/A [N 1]
2014 II 7 8.23%
3 / 20
3 coalition gov't [3]


  1. Did not contest


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stefanović has had it: the birth of the Initiative for Democracy". The SiV Phonograph. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. "Stefanović wins the race" The SiV Phonograph. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. "Conservative victory: Rivière to become Enkâkourak" The SiV Phonograph. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.