President of Serbia
The President of Serbia (Serbian: Председник Србије, romanized: Predsednik Srbije), officially styled as the President of the Republic (Serbian: Председник Републике, romanized: Predsednik Republike) is the head of state of Serbia.
|President of the Republic of Serbia
Председник Републике Србије
Predsednik Republike Srbije
|Seat||Novi dvor (Belgrade)|
|Nominator||political parties represented in the National Assembly|
|Appointer||direct popular vote|
|Term length||Five years|
|Inaugural holder||Slobodan Milošević|
(11 January 1991)
|First holder||Boris Tadić|
(5 June 2006)
|Salary||14,950 USD annually|
Duties and competences
Largely a ceremonial position, the duties and competences of the president as stipulated in chapter 5, article 112 of the Constitution:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Order||Head of State||Lifespan||Took office||Left office||Party||Note|
|Presidents after independence|
|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.
|born 1952||31 May 2012||31 May 2017||Serbian Progressive Party|
|Second President of independent Serbia.|
Fourth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
|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 as of June 15, 2021 (from oldest to youngest):
- Dušan Čkrebić
Born August 7, 1927
(age 93 years, 312 days)
- Milan Milutinović
Born December 19, 1942
(age 78 years, 178 days)
- Tomislav Nikolić
Born February 15, 1952
(age 69 years, 120 days)
- Boris Tadić
Born January 15, 1958
(age 63 years, 151 days)
- Aleksandar Vučić
Born March 5, 1970
(age 51 years, 102 days)
- "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
- The President of the Republic Wikisource
- Constitution of Serbia - Article 112 Wikisource
- Constitution of Serbia - Article 114 Wikisource
- Constitution of Serbia - Article 116 Wikisource
- "Office of the President". Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-03-21.