President of Serbia

President of the Republic of Serbia
Председник Републике Србије
Predsednik Republike Srbije
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Standard of the President
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Aleksandar Vučić

since 31 May 2017
StyleHis Excellency
SeatNovi dvor (Belgrade)
Nominatorpolitical parties represented in the National Assembly
Appointerdirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years
renewable once
Inaugural holderSlobodan Milošević
(11 January 1991)
First holderBoris Tadić
(5 June 2006)
Salary14,950 USD annually[1]

The President of Serbia (Serbian: Председник Србије, romanizedPredsednik Srbije), officially styled as the President of the Republic (Serbian: Председник Републике, romanizedPredsednik Republike)[2] is the head of state of Serbia.

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

Duties and competences

Largely a ceremonial position, the duties and competences of the president as stipulated in chapter 5, article 112 of the Constitution:[3]

  • Represent Serbia at home and abroad,
  • Proclaim laws upon their 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 their 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.

In accordance with the law, the president of the republic shall command the Army and appoint, promote and relieve officers of the Army of Serbia.

Oath of office

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.[4]

Term of office of the president of the Republic of Serbia

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 they have been elected, by their resignation, or released of duty.

The president of the republic shall tender their resignation to the president of the National Assembly.[5]

Support staff

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.[6]

Additional posts connected to the office of the president include:

• Chief of staff to the president of the republic.

• Secretary-general to the president of the republic, who presides over the secretariat of the president of the republic

Last presidential elections

List of presidents

Republic of Serbia (2006–present)

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

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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.jpg   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 2012.jpg   Tomislav Nikolić
Томислав Николић

Signature Tomislav Nikolic.png
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

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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 presidents

Living presidents as of June 7, 2021 (from oldest to youngest):

See also


  1. ^ "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ The President of the Republic Wikisource
  3. ^ Constitution of Serbia - Article 112 Wikisource
  4. ^ Constitution of Serbia - Article 114 Wikisource
  5. ^ Constitution of Serbia - Article 116 Wikisource
  6. ^ "Office of the President". Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-03-21.

External links

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