1997 Serbian general election

General elections were held in the Republic of Serbia on 21 September 1997 to elect the President and National Assembly. With no presidential candidate receiving over 50% of the vote in the first round, a second round was held on 5 October.[1] Running on a platform of Serbian nationalism and neoliberal economic reforms, Vojislav Šešelj of the Serbian Radical Party received the most votes. However voter turnout was only 48%, below the required 50%.[1] As a result, the elections were annulled, and fresh elections were scheduled for December.[1]

1997 Serbian general election

21 September 1997 (first round)
5 October 1997 (second round)
Presidential election
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  Vojislav Šešelj (2016) (cropped).jpg Noimage.png
Candidate Vojislav Šešelj Zoran Lilić
Party SRS SPS
Popular vote 1,733,859 1,691,354
Percentage 49.10% 47.90%

President before election

Dragan Tomić (acting)
SPS

Elected President

Election results annulled
Dragan Tomić (acting)
SPS

Parliamentary election
← 1993
2000 →
Party Leader % Seats +/–
SPS–JUL–ND Slobodan Milošević 34.26 110 -18
SRS Vojislav Šešelj 28.08 82 +43
SPO Vuk Drašković 19.18 45 +8
VMDK Sándor Páll 2.72 4 -1
DA Nebojša Čović 1.47 1 New
VMSZ József Kasza 1.23 4 New
List for Sandžak Sulejman Ugljanin 1.20 3 New
DKPB 0.34 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Mirko Marjanović
SPS
Mirko Marjanović
SPS

In the National Assembly elections, the Socialist Party of SerbiaYugoslav LeftNew Democracy coalition emerged as the largest in the Assembly, winning 110 of the 250 seats.[2]

The elections were boycotted by several parties, including the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party of Serbia and the Civic Alliance, which claimed that the elections would not be held under fair conditions.[1] Most Kosovo Albanians also boycotted the elections.

ResultsEdit

President (annulled)Edit

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Zoran Lilić Left Coalition 1,474,924 37.70 1,691,354 47.90
Vojislav Šešelj Serbian Radical Party 1,126,940 27.28 1,733,859 49.10
Vuk Drašković Serbian Renewal Movement 852,800 20.64
Mile Isakov Vojvodina Coalition 111,166 2.43
Vuk Obradović Social Democratic Party 100,523 2.43
Nebojša Čović Democratic Alternative 93,133 2.23
Sulejman Ugljanin List for Sandžak 68,446 1.66
Milan Paroški 27,100 0.66
Miodrag Vidojković 14,105 0.34
Predrag Vuletić 11,463 0.27
Dragan Djordević 10,864 0.26
Milan Mladenović 10,112 0.24
Djordje Drlajcić 9,430 0.22
Branko Čičić Natural Law Party 7,097 0.17
Gvozden Sakić 3,293 0.06
Invalid/blank votes 104,223
Total 3,921,396 100 3,529,436 100
Registered voters/turnout 57.47 48.97
Source: Bugajski, Balkan Insight

National AssemblyEdit

 
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Left Coalition 1,418,036 34.26 110 –19
Serbian Radical Party 1,162,216 28.08 82 +43
Serbian Renewal Movement 793,988 19.18 45 +8
Vojvodina Coalition 112,589 2.72 4 –1
Social Democracy 105,068 2.54 0 New
Democratic Alternative 60,855 1.23 1 New
Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians 50,960 1.20 4 New
List for Sandžak 49,486 1.20 3 New
Democratic Party of Vojvodina Hungarians 16,986 0.41 0 New
Democratic Fellowship of Vojvodina Hungarians 16,812 0.41 0
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia 16,222 0.39 0
Radical Party "Nikola Pasic" 15,986 0.39 0
People's Party 15,232 0.37 0
Democratic Coalition Preševo-Bujanovac 14,179 0.34 1 New
Natural Law Party 8,957 0.22 0
League of Communists of Yugoslavia in Serbia 5,760 0.14 0
Party of Serbian Unity 5,590 0.14 0 New
Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina 5,375 0.13 0 0
Vojvodina's Party 4,790 0.12 0
Party of Serbian Citizens 4,508 0.11 0
Rebirth Coalition–Foreign Currency Savers Party 3,727 0.09 0
Alliance of Subotica Citizens 3,647 0.09 0
Sandžak Coalition 3,606 0.09 0
Serbian Resistance Movement–Democratic Movement 3,299 0.08 0
Pensioners Democratic Party of Serbia 2,956 0.07 0
Christian Democratic Movement of Vojvodina Hungarians 2,702 0.07 0
Rebirth Coalition 2,652 0.06 0
Serbian Peasant Party 2,197 0.05 0
Civic Movement of Vojvodina Hungarians 2,181 0.05 0
Workers' Party of Yugoslavia 2,141 0.05 0
New Radical Party–People's Party 2,116 0.05 0
Foreign Currency Savers Party 1,895 0.05 0
Movement for the Protection of Human Rights 1,849 0.04 0
Christian Democratic Union 1,772 0.04 0
Serbian Peasant Party–People's Party 1,489 0.04 0
Alliance of Independent Citizens "For Zemun" 1,243 0.03 0
Independent Radical Party 1,225 0.03 0
Vojvodina Green Party 1,125 0.03 0
League of Communists of Yugoslavia 1,026 0.02 0
Solidarity 891 0.02 0
Green Party 772 0.02 0
Communist Party of Yugoslavia 749 0.02 0
Sandžak Workers Social Democratic Party 674 0.02 0
Liberal Party 503 0.01 0
"Serbian Citizens" – Serbian Citizens Party 477 0.01 0
Unified Opposition 440 0.01 0
Rebirth Coalition–Foreign Currency Savers Party–Radical Party 355 0.01 0
Yugoslav Working Class "Josip Broz Tito" 351 0.01 0
Rebirth Coalition–Monarchist Party of Serbia 296 0.01 0
KP Yugoslavia 283 0.01 0
Universalist Movement 124 0.00 0
Citizens Groups 40,110 0.97 0
Invalid/blank votes 166,612 4.03
Total 4,139,080 100 250 0
Registered voters/turnout 7,210,386 57.40
Source: RIK

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Serbian Presidential Elections Since 1990 Balkan Insight, 1 April 2012
  2. ^ Janusz Bugajski (2002) Political Parties of Eastern Europe: A Guide to Politics in the Post-Communist Era, pp434

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