At stake in this election:
- The office of President of Serbia
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Predrag MARKOVIC *
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Vojislav KOSTUNICA
- Assembly: Serbia has a unicameral Parliament with 250 seats.
* Since Serbia does not have an elected president since 2002, Parliamentary Speaker Predrag MARKOVIC was appointed as Acting President.
Description of electoral system:
- The President is elected by direct popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
- In the Parliament 250 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.
Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:
- Boris TADIC
- Party: Democratic Party (DS)
- Tomislav NIKOLIC
- Party: Serbian Radical Party (SRS)
Last Presidential election:
- Presidential elections were last held on November 16, 2003. In this election, Tomislav NIKOLIC of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) won 46.9% of the votes while Dragoljub MICUNOVIC of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) won 36.67% of the votes. The election however was deemed invalid because less than 50% of the registered voters participated.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 7,463,157 (2004)
- Registered Voters: 6,532,940 (2004)
· Female Population:3,812,884 (2004)
· 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 2003 elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 66 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)
· Is Serbia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (17 December 2007)
· Has Serbia ratified CRPD: Yes (31 July 2009)
· Population with a disability: 1,119,473 (est.)