Oct. 13, 2002 Held


Republic of Serbia

Election for Serbian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,886,017
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Vojislav KOSTUNICA1,974,450


Mirolujub LABUS911,567

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

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 Second 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)

Note: Because voter turnout was less than the required 50%, the results were annulled and a re-run was scheduled for December 8.

Last Presidential election:

  • Last presidential election was held on December 21, 1997. The First Round of this election was held on September 29, 2002.

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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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