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) (coalition)

20 April 2013 (2013-04-20) (party)
Dissolved 2014
Preceded by G17 Plus
Headquarters Trg Republike 5, 11000 Belgrade
Membership  (2012) 220,000[1]
Ideology Regionalism,[2]
Liberal conservatism,[2]
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation European People's Party (Associate)
International affiliation International Democrat Union
Colors Light blue, white
National Assembly
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Website
ujedinjeniregionisrbije.rs

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. Originally founded on 16 May 2010 as a political coalition, it 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 together 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 formally ceased to exist, which was controversial because the party had over a million euros of unpaid debt. It was already de facto nonexistent 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]

Presidents of the G17+ (2002–2010); United Regions of Serbia (2010–2014)[edit]

# President Born-Died Term start Term end
1 Miroljub Labus Miroljub Labus2.jpg 1947– 15 December 2002 16 May 2006
2 Mlađan Dinkić Mlađan Dinkić 2006.jpg 1964– 16 May 2006 18 March 2014

Electoral results G17+ (2002–2010); United Regions of Serbia (2010–2014)[edit]

National Assembly of Serbia
Election # of votes  % of vote # of seats +/- Notes Government
2003 438,422 11.46%
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Increase 31 Coalition with SDP government
2007 275,041 6.82%
19 / 250
Decrease 12 government
2008 1,590,200 38.42%
24 / 250
Increase 5 Coalition ZES government
2012 215,666 5.51%
16 / 250
Decrease 8 government*
2014 109,167 3.04%
0 / 250
Decrease 16 extra-parliamentary

* Government (2012–2013) / Opposition (2013–2014)

Presidential elections[edit]

President of Serbia
Election year # Candidate 1st round votes  % 2nd round votes  % Notes
2004 Increase 4th Dragan Maršićanin 414,971 13.31 Government Coalition (Democratic Party of Serbia, G17 Plus, Serbian Renewal Movement, New Serbia)
2008 Increase 1st Boris Tadić 1,457,030 35.39 2,304,467 50.31 Coalition ZES
2012 Decrease 5th Zoran Stanković 257,054 6.58%
URS election billboard, May 2012

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