February 2003 Montenegrin presidential election
Early presidential elections were held in the Republic of Montenegro on 9 February 2003, after the December 2002 elections had been declared invalid due to insufficient voter turnout. Although Filip Vujanović won the election with 85% of the vote, turnout was less than the required 50%, so the election was declared invalid. Fresh elections were called for May 2003, when the turnout rule was abolished.
|Turnout||46.56% (election invalid)|
The low turnout was caused by an opposition boycott, voters being disillusioned with politics, and poor weather conditions on polling day which resulted in 80 polling stations in mountainous areas being closed due to snow.
|Aleksandar Vasiljević||Serbian Radical Party||8,734||4.24|
|Milo Radulović||Natural Law Party||3,218||1.56|
|Obrad Marković||Yugoslav Communists||894||0.43|
|Ilija Darmanović||Serbian Radical Party of Montenegro||780||0.38|
- Republic of Montenegro Presidential Election of 2002-2003 Adam Carr
- Montenegro poll fails BBC News, 9 February 2003
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