2008 Serbian presidential election

A pre-term presidential election was held in Serbia on January 20 and February 3, 2008. Incumbent President Boris Tadić was re-elected as President of Serbia in the second round with 51.61 percent of the votes cast, defeating challenger Tomislav Nikolić.[1]

2008 Serbian presidential election

 2004 January 20, 2008 (first round)
February 3, 2008 (second round)
2012 
 
Candidate Boris Tadić Tomislav Nikolić
Party DS SRS
Popular vote 2,304,467 (2nd round) 2,197,155 (2nd round)
Percentage 50.31% 47.97%

Second round results by districts

President before election

Boris Tadić
DS

Elected President

Boris Tadić
DS

The election for president was the first since Serbia became independent, when the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved by the secession of Montenegro in 2006. The first round of elections was held on January 20, 2008, when none of the candidates secured an absolute majority of the votes cast. Thus a run-off election took place on February 3, 2008 between Tomislav Nikolić of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) and Boris Tadić of the Democratic Party (DS) (the incumbent President) who finished first and second respectively in the first round.[2] 6,708,697 registered voters were able to vote, which was around 50,000 more since the parliamentary election held in the beginning of 2007, on 8,481 electoral posts across Serbia and 65 in 36 foreign countries.[3] Of that figure, 37,053 are abroad, 9,187 in military service and 8,201 in prison. Persons residing in Montenegro with Serbian citizenship were also allowed to vote in seven Montenegrin towns: Podgorica, Berane, Herceg Novi, Budva, Tivat, Sutomore and Andrijevica.[4]

A re-vote of the second round was held in Dobro Polje due to some irregularities on 12 February 2008.[5] Tadić was sworn in for his second term on 15 February 2008.[6]