President of Serbia

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President of Serbia
Flag of the President of Serbia.svg
Standard of the President of Serbia
Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg
Incumbent
Aleksandar Vučić

since May 31, 2017
ResidenceNovi Dvor
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderSlobodan Milošević
Formation11 January 1991
Websitewww.predsednik.rs

The President of Serbia is the head of state of the Republic of Serbia. Prior to the title of President, head of state which ruled Serbia was called a King. Presently serving as the head of state is President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić. President Tadic was elected for a second term with a 50.31% majority in the 2008 Serbian presidential election.[1] Tomislav Nikolić was President after winning the 2012 election. Aleksandar Vučić is the current President since winning the 2017 election.

Socialist Republic of Serbia (1944–1992)[change | change source]

SR Serbia within Democratic Federal Yugoslavia and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

  Communist Party / League of Communists   Socialist Party of Serbia   Denotes Acting President

President Election Term of office Party Notes
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Time in office
President of the Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Serbia
1944–1945
N/A Siniša Stanković 1953.jpg Siniša Stanković
Синиша Станковић
(1892–1974)
12 November 1944 7 April 1945 146 days Communist Party Leader of Serbian wartime assembly.
President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
1945–1953
1 Siniša Stanković 1953.jpg Siniša Stanković
Синиша Станковић
(1892–1974)
7 April 1945 20 November 1946 1 year, 227 days Communist Party
2 Aćim Grulović.jpg Aćim Grulović
Аћим Груловић
(1898–1948)
20 November 1946 23 December 1948 2 years, 33 days Communist Party
3 Coat of arms of Serbia (1947–2004).svg Isa Jovanović
Иса Јовановић
(1906–1983)
23 December 1948 December 1953 5 years Communist Party
(renamed)
Communist Party reformed and renamed into the League of Communists.
League of Communists
(renamed)
Presidents of the People's Assembly
1953–1974
4 Petar Stambolić 1958.jpg Petar Stambolić
Петар Стамболић
(1912–2007)
December 1953 April 1957 3 years, 4 months League of Communists
5 Jovan Veselinov.jpg Jovan Veselinov
Јован Веселинов
(1906–1982)
April 1957 26 June 1963 6 years, 2 months League of Communists
6 Dusan Petrovic Sane Cropped.jpg Dušan Petrović Šane
Душан Петровић Шане
(1914–1977)
26 June 1963 6 May 1967 3 years, 314 days League of Communists
7 Miloš Minić (1975).jpg Miloš Minić
Милош Минић
(1914–2003)
6 May 1967 6 May 1969 2 years, 0 days League of Communists
8 Draža Marković crop.jpg Dragoslav Marković
Драгослав Марковић
(1920–2005)
6 May 1969 19 April 1974 4 years, 348 days League of Communists
9 Živan Vasiljević.jpg Živan Vasiljević
Живан Васиљевић
(1920–2007)
19 April 1974 6 May 1974 17 days League of Communists
Presidents of the Presidency
1974–1991
(8) Draža Marković crop.jpg Dragoslav Marković
Драгослав Марковић
(1920–2005)
6 May 1974 5 May 1978 3 years, 364 days League of Communists
10 Coat of arms of Serbia (1947–2004).svg Dobrivoje Vidić
Добривоје Видић
(1918–1991)
5 May 1978 5 May 1982 4 years, 0 days League of Communists
11 Nikola Ljubičić Crop.jpg Nikola Ljubičić
Никола Љубичић
(1916–2005)
5 May 1982 5 May 1984 2 years, 0 days League of Communists
12 Dušan Čkrebić.jpg Dušan Čkrebić
Душан Чкребић
(1927–2022)
5 May 1984 5 May 1985 1 year, 0 days League of Communists
13 Stevan Kragujevic, Ivan Stambolic, maj 1986.JPG Ivan Stambolić
Иван Стамболић
(1936–2000)
5 May 1985 14 December 1987 2 years, 223 days League of Communists
14 Coat of arms of Serbia (1947–2004).svg Petar Gračanin
Петар Грачанин
(1923–2004)
14 December 1987 20 March 1989 1 year, 96 days League of Communists
N/A Coat of arms of Serbia (1947–2004).svg Ljubiša Igić
Љубиша Игић
20 March 1989 8 May 1989 49 days League of Communists Acting President
15 Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Milosevic, portret.jpg Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић
(1941–2006)
8 May 1989 11 January 1991 1 year, 248 days League of Communists
(renamed)
League of Communists reformed and renamed into the Socialist Party of Serbia.
Socialist Party of Serbia
(renamed)
President of the Republic
1991–1992
(15) Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Milosevic, portret.jpg Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић
(1941–2006)
1990 11 January 1991 28 April 1992 1 year, 108 days Socialist Party of Serbia

Republic of Serbia (1992–2006)[change | change source]

Republic of Serbia within Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

  Socialist Party of Serbia   Civic Alliance of Serbia   Democratic Party of Serbia   Serbian Renewal Movement   G17 Plus   Democratic Party   Denotes Acting President

President Election Term of office Party Notes
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Time in office
1
(15)
Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Milosevic, portret.jpg Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић
(1941–2006)
1992 28 April 1992 23 July 1997 5 years, 86 days Socialist Party of Serbia
N/A Stevan Kragujevic, Dragan Tomic, predsednik Skupstine SR Srbije.JPG Dragan Tomić
Драган Томић
(1935–2022)
23 July 1997 29 December 1997 159 days Socialist Party of Serbia Acting
2
(16)
Milan Milutinović 2005.png Milan Milutinović
Милан Милутиновић
(born 1942)
1997 29 December 1997 29 December 2002 5 years, 0 days Socialist Party of Serbia
N/A Nataša Mićić.jpg Nataša Mićić
Наташа Мићић
(born 1965)
29 December 2002 27 January 2004 1 year, 29 days Civic Alliance of Serbia Acting
N/A Marsicanin.jpg Dragan Maršićanin
Драган Маршићанин
(born 1951)
4 February 2004 3 March 2004 28 days Democratic Party of Serbia Acting
N/A Војислав Михаиловић 2015.png Vojislav Mihailović
Војислав Михаиловић
(born 1951)
3 March 2004 4 March 2004 1 day Serbian Renewal Movement Acting
N/A Predrag Markovic crop.jpg Predrag Marković
Предраг Марковић
(born 1955)
4 March 2004 11 July 2004 129 days G17 Plus Acting
3
(17)
Boris Tadic 2010.jpg Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић
(born 1958)
2004 11 July 2004 5 June 2006 1 year, 329 days Democratic Party

List of presidents[change | change source]

  Democratic Party (2)   Socialist Party (4)   Serbian Progressive Party (2)   Liberal Democratic Party (1)   Movement for the Restoration (1)   G17 Plus (1)

Order Head of State Lifespan Took office Left office Party
1 Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Milosevic, portret.jpg   Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић
Slobodan Milosevic Signature.png
1941–2006 11 January 1991 23 July 1997 Socialist Party of Serbia
N/A Stevan Kragujevic, Dragan Tomic, predsednik Skupstine SR Srbije.JPG   Dragan Tomić
Драган Томић
1936–2022 23 July 1997 29 December 1997 Socialist Party of Serbia
2 Milan Milutinović 2005.png   Milan Milutinović
Милан Милутиновић

born 1942 29 December 1997 29 December 2002 Socialist Party of Serbia
N/A Nataša Mićić.jpg   Nataša Mićić
Наташа Мићић
born 1965 29 December 2002 4 February 2004 Liberal Democratic Party
N/A Dragan Maršićanin.jpg   Dragan Maršićanin
Драган Маршићанин
born 1950 4 February 2004 3 March 2004 Democratic Party
N/A Vojislav Mihailović Stara Pazova (cropped).png   Vojislav Mihailović
Војислав Михаиловић
born 1951 3 March 2004 4 March 2004 Movement for the Restoration of the Kingdom of Serbia
N/A Predrag Markovic crop.jpg   Predrag Marković
Предраг Марковић
born 1955 4 March 2004 11 July 2004 G17 Plus
3 Boris Tadic 2010.jpg   Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић

Boris Tadic signature.gif
born 1958 11 July 2004 5 April 2012 Democratic Party
N/A Slavica Đukić Dejanović.jpg   Slavica Đukić Dejanović
Славица Ђукић Дејановић
born 1951 5 April 2012 31 May 2012 Socialist Party of Serbia
4 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)
5 (Aleksandar Vučić) Secretary Pompeo Hosts a Working Lunch With Serbian President Vucic (48586279546) (cropped).jpg   Aleksandar Vučić
Александар Вучић

Signature Aleksandar Vucic.png
born 1970 31 May 2017
(Inaugurated on 23 June 2017)
Incumbent Serbian Progressive Party

Living former presidents[change | change source]

Name Term Date of birth
Milan Milutinović 1997–2002 (1942-12-19) 19 December 1942 (age 80)
Boris Tadić 2004–2012 (1958-01-15) 15 January 1958 (age 65)
Tomislav Nikolić 2012–2017 (1952-02-15) 15 February 1952 (age 70)

The most recent President to die was Dragan Tomić, who died on June 21, 2022.

References[change | change source]