April 2, 2017 Held


Republic of Serbia

Election for Serbian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,651,113
Valid Votes:3,590,870
Invalid Votes:60,243

Vote Share by Candidate:

Aleksandar VUČIĆ2,010,179


Sasa JANKOVIC597,550


Luka MAKSIMOVIC344,431


Vuk JEREMIC206,721

Election Results Modified: Apr 07, 2017

General Information

Republic of Serbia: President, 2 April 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Serbia

Note on the results: Only candidates who received over 5% of the vote are listed.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State:  President Tomislav NIKOLIC (since 11 June 2012)
  • Head of Government:  Prime Minister Aleksandar VUCIC (since 27 April 2014)
  • Assembly:  Serbia has a unicameral National Assembly (Narodna skupstina) of 250 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote in a two-round system to serve a five-year term. If not candidate receives the majority of votes in the first round, a second-round will be held within 15 days.
  • Prime Minister is elected by the National Assembly.
  • The National Assembly is elected using a proportional representation system in a nationwide district. A party must reach a 5% threshold to enter the Assembly though there is no threshold for parties representing ethnic minorities.

Last Election:

  • Tomislav NIKOLIC of the Serbian Progressive Party defeated incumbent President Boris TADIC of the Democratic Party in a second-round vote.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Sasa JAKOVIC
    •  Democratic Party / Демократска странка / Demokratska stranka (DS)
    • Social Democratic Party of Serbia / Социјалдемократска партија Србије / Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije
  • Vojislav SESELJ
    • Serbian Radical Party (SRS) / Српска радикална странка (CPC) /Srpska radikalna stranka (SRS)
    • Dveri / Српски покрет Двери / Srpski pokret Dveri
  • Aleksandar POPOVIC
    • Democratic Party of Serbia / Демократска странка Србије / Demokratska stranka Srbije
  • Aleksandar VUCIC
    • Serbian Progressive Party / Српска напредна странка /Srpska napredna stranka (SNS)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population:  7,143,921 (July 2016; does not include Kosovo)
  • Registered Voters:  6,739,441 (2016)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population:  3,661,242 (July 2016)
  • 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:  85
  • 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:  1,076,519[1]

[1] Calculated using the WHO estimate of 15%

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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