1997 Serbian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in the Republic of Serbia in December 1997, following the annulment of the results of the September–October elections due to low voter turnout. The result was a victory for Milan Milutinović of the Socialist Party of Serbia, who defeated Vojislav Šešelj in the second round.

December 1997 Serbian presidential election

← Sept–Oct 1997 7 December 1997 (first round)
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  Vojislav Šešelj (2016) (cropped).jpg
Candidate Milan Milutinović Vojislav Šešelj
Party SPS SRS
Popular vote 2,181,808 1,383,868
Percentage 59.23% 37.57%

President before election

Slobodan Milošević
Dragan Tomić (acting)

Elected President

Milan Milutinović
SPS

ResultsEdit

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Milan Milutinović Left Coalition 1,665,822 43.70 2,181,808 59.23
Vojislav Šešelj Serbian Radical Party 1,227,076 32.19 1,383,868 37.57
Vuk Drašković Serbian Renewal Movement 587,776 15.42
Vuk Obradović Social Democracy 115,850 3.04
Dragoljub Mićunović Democratic Center 86,583 2.27
Miodrag Vidojković Citizens' Group 29,180 0.77
Predrag Vuletić Liberal-Democratic Party 21,353 0.56
Invalid/blank votes 76,911 115,319
Total 3,812,010 100 3,683,714 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,226,947 52.75 7,225,860 50.98
Source: RIK

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