December 2002 Serbian presidential election


The Serbian presidential election, held on December 8, 2002, was a repeat of the first presidential election of that year, which was invalidated because the turnout during that round was less than 50% of all eligible voters. The legal requirement of a turnout of at least 50% of registered voters was dropped for the second round of this election, also as a result of the invalidation.

Summary of the December, 2002 Serbian presidential election results[1]
Candidates Nominating parties Votes %
Vojislav Koštunica Democratic Party of Serbia-New Serbia 1,699,098 57.66
Vojislav Šešelj Serbian Radical Party-Socialist Party of Serbia 1,063,296 36.08
Borislav Pelević Party of Serbian Unity 103,926 3.53
Invalid 80,396 2.73
Total 2.946.000 100.0
Turnout 45.17
Source: CeSID
Serbian presidential election

 2002 (Sep–Oct) December 8, 2002 2003 
 
Candidate Vojislav Koštunica Vojislav Šešelj
Party DSS SRS
Popular vote 1.695.000 (first round) 1.068.000 (first round)
Percentage 57,5% 36,3%

President before election

Milan Milutinović
SPS

Elected President

None
Nataša Mićić (acting)
GSS

This ballot, however, was also declared invalid because the turnout of the first round failed to reach the 50% turnout requirement. By the time the 2004 Serbian presidential election was held, this requirement was removed altogether.

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