At stake in this election:
- The office of President of Serbia and Montenegro
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Slobodan MILOSEVIC
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Momir BULATOVIC
- Assembly: Serbia and Montenegro has a bicameral Federal Assembly (Savezna Skupstina) consisting of the Chamber of Republics (Vece Republika) with 40 seats and the Chamber of Citizens (Vece Gradjana) with 138 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The President is elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.
- Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
- In the Chamber of Republics (Vece Republika) 40 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms*. In the Chamber of Citizens (Vece Gradjana) 138 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.**
* Voters in Serbia elect 20 members and voters in Montenegro elect 20 members.
** Members are elected according to the d'Hondt method.
Voters in Serbia elect 108 members and voters in Montenegro elect the remaining 30.
Main Candidates in the Presidential race:
- Vojislav KOSTUNICA*
- Coalition: Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS)
- Slobodan MILOSEVIC
- Bloc: Socialist Party of Serbia - Yugoslav Left ( (SPS/JUL)
- Tomislav NIKOLIC
- Party: Serbian Radical Party (SRS)
- Vojislav MIHAILOVIC
- Party: Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO)
- Miodrag VIDOJKOVIC
- Party: Affirmative Party
* The DOS is a Coalition of approximately 19 parties, including The Alliance for Change.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 10,662,087 (July 2000 (Serbia - 9,981,929; Montenegro - 680,158))
- Registered Voters: 6,871,595 ( 2000 )