Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

June 27, 2004 Held


Republic of Serbia

Election for Serbian Presidency


Cast Votes:3,158,571
Valid Votes:3,115,596
Invalid Votes:42,975


Boris TADIC1,681,528


Tomislav NIKOLIC1,434,068


More Info:

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)

Gender Data:

·         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)

Disability Data:

·         Is Serbia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (17 December 2007)

·         Has Serbia ratified CRPD: Yes (31 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,119,473 (est.)