ElectionGudie

April 24, 2016 Held

3,778,923
Voted
Serbia

Republic of Serbia

Election for Narodna skupština (Serbian National Assembly)

Results

54%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,778,923
Valid Votes:3,667,915
Invalid Votes:111,008

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Serbian Progressive Party 131 - 1,823,147

48.25%

Socialist Party of Serbia 29 - 413,770

10.95%

Serbian Radical Party 22 - 306,052

8.10%

Enough is Enough 16 - 227,626

6.02%

Democratic Party 16 - 227,589

6.02%

DSS-Dveri 13 - 190,530

5.04%

Coalition for a Better Serbia 13 - 189,564

5.02%

Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians 4 - 56,620

1.50%

Bosniak Democratic Community of Sandzak 2 - 32,526

0.86%

Party of Democratic Action of Sandzak 2 - 30,092

0.80%

Green Party 1 - 23,890

0.63%

Party for Democratic Action 1 - 16,262

0.43%

More Info:

Republic of Serbia: Parliamentary Elections, 24 April 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 250 seats in the Narodna Skupstina (National Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tomislav NIKOLIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Aleksandar VUCIC
  • Assembly: Serbia has a unicameral Narodna Skupstina (National Assembly) composed of 250 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the National Assembly are directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by party list proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms. 10 seats are allocated to representatives of ethnic minorities. 

Last Election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on 16 March 2014. The coalition “Future We Believe In - Aleksandar Vucic”[1] won 158 of the 250 seats at stake, becoming the first coalition to secure an absolute majority in the Serbian Parliament.

Note: Elections would have been normally scheduled for 2018, but President NIKOLIC dissolved Parliament and called for early elections to be held. 

Main candidates in the election:

  • Serbian Progressive Party (SNS)/Srpska napredna stranka
    • Leader: Aleksandar VUCIC
    • Seats won in last election: 131
  • Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS)/Socijalistička partija Srbije
    • Leader: Ivica DACIC
    • Seats won in last election: 25
  • Democratic Party (DS)/Demokratska stranka
    • Leader: Bojan PAJTIC
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • New Democratic Party - Greens
    • Leader: Boris TADIC
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS)/ Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije
    • Leader: Rasim LJAJIC
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • New Serbia (NS)/Nova Srbija
    • Leader: Velimir ILIC
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO)/Srpski pokret obnove
    • Leader: Vuk DRASKOVIC
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Movement of Socialists (PS)/Pokret socijalista
    • Leader: Aleksandar VULIN
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS)/Partija ujedinjenih penzionera Srbije
    • Leader: Jovan KRKOBABIC
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • United Serbia (JS)/Jedinstvena Srbija
    • Leader: Dragan MARKOVIC
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV)/Liga socijaldemokrata Vojvodin
    • Leader: Nenad CANAK
    • Seats won in last election: 6

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 7,176,794 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 6,766,575 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,677,927 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Serbia a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Serbia ratified CEDAW: Yes, Succession (12 March 2001)

·         Gender Quota: Yes[2]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 85 (34%)

·         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] This coalition was comprised of Serbian Progressive Party, New Serbia, Serbian Renewal Movement, Movement of Socialists, and Social Democratic Party of Serbia.

[2] The gender quota requires that candidate lists for political parties must include at least 30% of candidates of each sex.