Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

May 20, 2012 Held


Republic of Serbia

Election for Serbian Presidency


Cast Votes:3,132,679
Valid Votes:3,034,015
Invalid Votes:98,664


Tomislav NIKOLIC1,552,063


Boris TADIC1,481,952


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Serbia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tomislav NIKOLIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ivica DACIC
  • Assembly: Serbia has a unicameral National Assembly (Narodna skupstina) with 250 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Narodna skupstina) 250 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Parties compete in one, nationwide district. There is a 5 percent threshold to enter parliament, however, there is no minimum threshold for political parties representing coalitions of ethnic minorities. The d'Hondt method is used to award seats.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,199,077 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 6,749,688 (May 2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population:3,682,143 (2012)

·         Is Serbia a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 81 (following the 2012 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: 1,079,861 (est.)