United Regions of Serbia

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United Regions of Serbia
Уједињени региони Србије
Ujedinjeni regioni Srbije
Founder Mlađan Dinkić
Founded

16 May 2010 (2010-05-16) (as coalition)

20 April 2013 (2013-04-20) (as party)
Dissolved 13 November 2015
Preceded by G17 Plus
Headquarters Trg Republike 5, 11000 Belgrade
Membership (2012) 220,000[1]
Ideology Regionalism,[2]
Liberal conservatism,[2],
Economic liberalism
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation European People's Party (Associate)
International affiliation International Democrat Union
Colors Light blue, white

The United Regions of Serbia (Serbian: Уједињени региони Србије, УPC / Ujedinjeni regioni Srbije, URS) was a regionalist[2] and liberal-conservative[2] political party in Serbia. It was founded on 16 May 2010 as a political coalition, and became a unified political party on 21 April 2013.[3][4] The URS advocated decentralization and was pro-business.[5][6]

The URS received 5.51% of the popular vote in the 2012 parliamentary election. Following the election, the URS formed a coalition government with the Serbian Progressive Party and Socialist Party of Serbia. On 31 July 2013 the URS was ousted from the government and became opposition.[7]

On 13 November 2015 the party was removed from the register of political parties and ceased to exist, which was controversial because the party had over a million euros of unpaid debt. It had already been defunct for more than a year, according to the former president Mlađan Dinkić.[8] [9]

The URS was an associate member of the European People's Party.[10]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

National Assembly of Serbia
Election # of votes % of vote # of seats +/- Notes Government
2012 215,666 5.51%
16 / 250
run as coalition government
(until August 2013)

opposition
(from August 2013)

2014 109,167 3.04%
0 / 250
Decrease 16 run as party non-parliamentary

Presidential elections[edit]

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes % 2nd round votes %
2012 5th Zoran Stanković 257,054 6.58%

Leaders of United Regions of Serbia[edit]

# President Born–Died Term start Term end
1 Mlađan Dinkić Mlađan Dinkić 2006.jpg 1964– 16 May 2010 18 March 2014
a Veroljub Stevanović Veroljub Stevanović.jpg 1946– 18 March 2014
(acting)
13 November 2015
(acting)
a Verica Kalanović Verica Kalanović Crop.jpg 1954–

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partijsku knjižicu ima više od milion građana" (in Serbian). Blic.
  2. ^ a b c d Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  3. ^ "URS po ugledu na CDU". Politika. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  4. ^ "URS becomes party, Dinkić chosen as first leader". B92. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  5. ^ Vasovic, Aleksander (12 June 2012). "Serbia's Democrats close in on coalition government". Reuters. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Serb Socialists to form coalition". The Herald. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/politika/aktuelno.289.html:446696-Vucic-i-Dacic--idu-dalje-nema-izbora
  8. ^ http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/politika/aktuelno.289.html:576070-URS-se-brise-iz-registra-politickih-partija
  9. ^ http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/politika/aktuelno.289.html:576535-Dinkic-ugasio-URS-ostao-dug-od-153-miliona
  10. ^ http://www.epp.eu/member-party-urs

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