G17 Plus

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G17 Plus
Mlađan Dinkic.jpg
Party leader Mlađan Dinkic
founding December 15, 2002
Headquarters Belgrade
Alignment Conservatism , economic liberalism
Colours) blue and gray
International connections International Democratic Union (observer)
Website www.g17plus.rs

G17 Plus is a liberal-conservative party in Serbia . She was an associate member of the European People's Party .

The core group consists of 17 experts (economists, historians, political scientists) who founded the G17 in 1997 as a non-governmental organization. On December 16, 2002, this organization officially became a party, under the leadership of Miroljub Labus .

In the 2003 election, the party won 34 seats in parliament. Three of these seats went to the Social Democratic Party (Socijaldemokratska partija), with which G17 Plus had entered into a list connection.

In March 2004 she formed a minority government with the Democratic Party of Serbia ( Demokratska stranka Srbije ) and a coalition of the Serbian renewal movement and the New Serbia Party.

In May 2006, Miroljub Labus resigned as party president. His successor is the Minister of Finance of Serbia, Mlađan Dinkic .

On October 1, 2006, the party announced that it was leaving the ruling coalition because the government was unable to arrest General Ratko Mladić , who was wanted by the ICTY on charges of war crimes . This made early parliamentary elections necessary.

In the 2007 parliamentary elections, the party won 19 out of 250 seats in parliament. She formed a government coalition with the Democratic Party (DS) and the Demokratska Stranka Srbije - Democratic Party of Serbia and New Serbia (DDS). The party's vice-president, Predrag Marković , was elected President of Parliament.

The coalition broke up in early 2008 when Prime Minister Koštunica announced his resignation on March 8th. In the parliamentary elections that took place on May 11th , the party won 102 seats in parliament in a coalition with the pro-European parties. After almost two months of negotiations, the coalition agreed with the Socialist Party of Serbia and some representatives of minorities to form a coalition government.