|President||Miroljub Labus (2002 - 2006)|
Mlađan Dinkić (2006 - 2013)
|Founded||15 December 2002|
|Dissolved||21 April 2013|
|Merged into||United Regions of Serbia|
|Colours||Blue and Grey|
Founded as a non-governmental organization dealing with economic issues, in 2002 it transformed into a political party that became part of several ruling coalition governments in Serbia throughout the 2000s and early 2010s.
G17 Plus was founded in 1997 as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Serbia, then a federal unit within FR Yugoslavia. The organization consisting of economic experts enjoyed financial support of the United States through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). It was registered as a political party on 15 December 2002, with Miroljub Labus as its first president.
In March 2004, G17+ formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) and New Serbia (NS). In May 2006 Miroljub Labus resigned as party leader and was replaced by Mlađan Dinkić. On October 1, 2006, the party quit the governing coalition over its failure to find and extradite ICTY fugitive Ratko Mladić.
In the 2007 elections, the party received 6.82% of the popular vote and 19 seats in the parliament.
In 2010, G17 Plus founded the United Regions of Serbia (URS), a coalition of political parties and groups emphasizing decentralization and regional development of Serbia. After a few years functioning as the centerpiece of the coalition, in April 2013 G17 Plus fully merged with URS, transforming it into a political party.
Presidents of the G17 Plus (2002–2013)Edit
|#||President||Born–Died||Term start||Term end|
|1||Miroljub Labus||1947–||15 December 2002||16 May 2006|
|2||Mlađan Dinkić||1964–||16 May 2006||21 April 2013|
|Election||# of votes||% of vote||# of seats||+/-||Coalition||Status|
31 / 250
|31||with SDP||government 2004–2006|
19 / 250
24 / 250
10 / 250
|Election year||#||Candidate||1st round votes||%||2nd round votes||%||Notes|
|2002||2nd||Miroljub Labus||995,200||27.96||1,516,693||31.62||Election declared invalid due to low turnout|
|2004||4th||Dragan Maršićanin||414,971||13.31||—||—||Government Coalition|
|2008||1st||Boris Tadić||1,457,030||35.39||2,304,467||50.31||For a European Serbia|
|2012||5th||Zoran Stanković||257,054||6.58%||—||—||United Regions of Serbia|
Major positions held by G17 Plus members:
|President of the National Assembly of Serbia||Years|
|Governor of the National Bank
of Yugoslavia / Serbia
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