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President of the Republic of Serbia
Председник Републике Србијe
Predsednik Republike Srbije
Flag of the President of Serbia.svg
Standard of the President
Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg
Incumbent
Aleksandar Vučić

since 31 May 2017
Seat Novi dvor (Belgrade)
Term length Five years
renewable once
Inaugural holder Slobodan Milošević
11 January 1991
First holder Boris Tadić
5 June 2006
Website www.predsednik.rs

The President of Serbia (Serbian language: Председник Србијe / Predsednik Srbije), officially styled as the President of the Republic,[1] is the head of state of Serbia.

The current office holder is Aleksandar Vučić, who was elected on 2 April 2017 and took office on 31 May 2017.

Duties and competences[edit | edit source]

Largely a ceremonial position, the duties and competences of the President as stipulated in chapter 5, article 112 of the Constitution:[2]

  • Represent Serbia at home and abroad,
  • Proclaim laws upon his/her 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 his/her 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 honours,
  • Administer other affairs stipulated by the Constitution.

Oath of office[edit | edit source]

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.[3]

Term of office of the President of the Republic of Serbia[edit | edit source]

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 he or she has been elected, by his/her resignation or released of duty.

The President of the Republic shall tender his/her resignation to the Chairman of the National Assembly.[4]

Support staff[edit | edit source]

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.[5]

Last presidential elections[edit | edit source]

List of Presidents[edit | edit source]

Living former Presidents[edit | edit source]

Name Term Date of birth
Milan Milutinović 1997–2002 December 19, 1942(1942-12-19) (age 78)
Boris Tadić 2004–2012 January 15, 1958(1958-01-15) (age 62)
Tomislav Nikolić 2012–2017 February 15, 1952(1952-02-15) (age 68)

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