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President of Serbia

The President of Serbia (Serbian: Председник Србије, romanizedPredsednik Srbije), officially styled as the President of the Republic,[1] is the head of state of Serbia.

President of the Republic of Serbia
Председник Републике Србије
Predsednik Republike Srbije
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Standard of the President
Aleksandar Vučić 2019 (cropped).jpg
Aleksandar Vučić

since 31 May 2017
SeatNovi dvor (Belgrade)
Term lengthFive years
renewable once
Inaugural holderSlobodan Milošević
(11 January 1991)
First holderBoris Tadić
(5 June 2006)

The current office holder is Aleksandar Vučić, who was elected on 2 April 2017 and took office on 31 May 2017.

Duties and competencesEdit

Largely a ceremonial position, the duties and competences of the President as stipulated in chapter 5, article 112 of the Constitution:[2]

  • Represent Serbia at home and abroad,
  • Proclaim laws upon his/her decree, in accordance with the Constitution,
  • Propose an individual for the position of Prime Minister to Parliament,
  • Propose to the National Assembly holders of positions, in accordance with the Constitution
  • Appoint and dismiss, upon his/her decree, ambassadors of Serbia, upon the proposal of the Government,
  • Receive letters of credit and revocable letters of credit of foreign diplomatic representatives,
  • Grant amnesties and award honors,
  • Administer other affairs stipulated by the Constitution.

Oath of officeEdit

While assuming the office, the President of the Republic shall take the following oath before the National Assembly:

I, <name>, do solemnly swear that I will devote all my efforts to preserve the sovereignty and integrity of the territory of the Republic of Serbia, including Kosovo and Metohija as its constituent part, as well as to provide exercise of human and minority rights and freedoms, respect and protection of the Constitution and laws, preservation of peace and welfare of all citizens of the Republic of Serbia and perform all my duties conscientiously and responsibly.[3]

Term of office of the President of the Republic of SerbiaEdit

The term of office of the President of the Republic shall last five years and begin from the day of taking of the oath before the National Assembly.

If the term of office of the President of the Republic expires during the state of war or emergency, it shall be extended so that it lasts until the expiry of three months from the day of the end of the state of war, that is, of emergency.

No one shall be elected to a position of the President of the Republic more than twice.

The term of office of the President of the Republic shall end with expiry of the period of time for which he or she has been elected, by his/her resignation or released of duty.

The President of the Republic shall tender his/her resignation to the Chairman of the National Assembly.[4]

Support staffEdit

Advisers to the President carry out the analytical, advisory and other corresponding tasks for the needs of the President of the Republic as well as other expert tasks in relations of the President with the Government and the Parliament.[5]

Last presidential electionsEdit

List of PresidentsEdit

Republic of Serbia (2006–present)Edit

Serbia became an independent state on 5 June 2006.

  Democratic Party (1)   Socialist Party (1)   Serbian Progressive Party (2)

Order Head of State Lifespan Took office Left office Party Note
Presidents after independence
2006 onwards
    Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић

born 1958 5 June 2006 5 April 2012 Democratic Party First President of independent Serbia.
Third President of Serbia since dissolution of Yugoslavia.
N/A     Slavica Đukić Dejanović
Славица Ђукић Дејановић
born 1951 5 April 2012 31 May 2012 Socialist Party of Serbia Acting head of state as President of the National Assembly.
First female head of state after independence.
    Tomislav Nikolić
Томислав Николић

born 1952 31 May 2012 31 May 2017 Serbian Progressive Party
(formally independent)
Second President of independent Serbia.
Fourth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
    Aleksandar Vučić
Александар Вучић

born 1970 31 May 2017
(Inaugurated on 23 June 2017)
Incumbent Serbian Progressive Party Third President of independent Serbia.
Fifth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

Living former PresidentsEdit

Name Term Date of birth
Dušan Čkrebić 1984–1986 (1927-08-07) 7 August 1927 (age 92)
Milan Milutinović 1997–2002 (1942-12-19) 19 December 1942 (age 76)
Boris Tadić 2004–2012 (1958-01-15) 15 January 1958 (age 61)
Tomislav Nikolić 2012–2017 (1952-02-15) 15 February 1952 (age 67)

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