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)[2] is the head of state of Serbia.

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

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

born 19585 June 20065 April 2012Democratic PartyFirst President of independent Serbia.
Third President of Serbia since dissolution of Yugoslavia.
N/A Slavica Đukić Dejanović
Славица Ђукић Дејановић
born 19515 April 201231 May 2012Socialist Party of SerbiaActing head of state as President of the National Assembly.
First female head of state after independence.
 Tomislav Nikolić
Томислав Николић

born 195231 May 201231 May 2017Serbian Progressive Party
(formally independent)
Second President of independent Serbia.
Fourth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
 Aleksandar Vučić
Александар Вучић

born 197031 May 2017
(Inaugurated on 23 June 2017)
IncumbentSerbian Progressive PartyThird President of independent Serbia.
Fifth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

Living presidents

Living presidents as of June 1, 2021 (from oldest to youngest):

See also

  • List of Presidents of Serbia
  • Politics of Serbia
  • Prime Minister of Serbia


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