Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

Sept. 29, 2002 Held


Republic of Serbia

Election for Serbian Presidency


Cast Votes:3,637,062
Valid Votes:3,559,964
Invalid Votes:77,098


Vojislav KOSTUNICA1,123,420


Mirolujub LABUS995,200


Vojislav SESELJ845,308


Other Candidates179,394


Vuk DRASKOVIC159,959


Borislav PELEVIC139,047


Velimir "Bata" ZIVOJINOVIC119,052


Nebojsa PAVKOVIC75,662


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Serbia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Milan MILUTINOVIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zoran DJINDJIC
  • Assembly: Serbia has a unicameral National Assembly with 250 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly 250 members are elected by direct vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Vojislav KOSTUNICA*
    • Party: Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS)
  • Mirolujub LABUS*
    • Party: Independent but supported by Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS)
  • Vojislav SESELJ
    • Party: Serbian Radical Party (SRS)
    • Party: Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO)
  • Borislav PELEVIC
    • Party: Party of Serbian Unity (SSJ)
  • Velimir "Bata" ZIVOJINOVIC
    • Party: Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS)
  • Nebojsa PAVKOVIC
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: Independents

* Note: Because no candidate recieved a majority of votes, the top two candidates (Vojislav KOSTUNICA and Mirolujub LABUS) advanced to a second round run-off.

Last Presidential election:

  • Last presidential election was held on December 21, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,498,001 ( 2002 This figure excludes Kosovo.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,555,405 ( 2002 The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) in Serbia reports that 6,555,405 have the right to vote. RIK has not stated how many voters from Kosovo have been included in the rolls.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population:3,819,209 (2002)

·         Is Serbia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Serbia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (12 May 2001)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 66 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Serbia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (17 December 2007)

·         Has Serbia ratified CRPD: Yes (31 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,124,700 (est.)