Nov. 16, 2003 Held


Republic of Serbia

Election for Serbian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,523,889
Valid Votes:2,437,621
Invalid Votes:86,268

Vote Share by Candidate:

Tomislav NIKOLIC1,166,896


Dragoljub MICUNOVIC893,906


Velimir ILIC229,229


Marijan RISTICEVIC72,105


Dragan TOMIC54,703


Radoslav AVLIJAS20,782

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Serbia

Description of gobvernment structure:

  • Chief of State: President Svetozar MAROVIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zoran ZIVKOVIC
  • 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:

  • Tomislav NIKOLIC
    • Party: Serbian Radical Party (SRS)
  • Dragoljub MICUNOVIC
    • Party: Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS)
  • Velimir ILIC
    • Party: New Serbian Party (NS)
  • Marijan RISTICEVIC
    • Party: National Farmer's Party
  • Dragan TOMIC
    • Party: Socialist People's Party
  • Radoslav AVLIJAS
    • Party: Democratic Homeland Party / Otadzbina

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on December 8, 2002. In this election, Vojislav KOSTUNICA of the Democratic Party of Serbia, won 1,699,098 votes or 57.66 percent, while the Serbian Radical Party candidate, Vojislav SESELJ, came in second with 1,063,296 votes or 36.08 percent and Borislav PELEVIC of the Serbian Unity Party got 103,926 votes or 3.53 percent of the ballots counted. Voter turnout, however, was only 44.97% which failed to meet the 50% turnout requirement.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,480,591 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 6,506,505 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population:3,819,209 (2003)

·         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: 1,122,088 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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