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President of the Republic of Serbia
Председник Републике Србијe
Predsednik Republike Srbije
Presidential Standard 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
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The President of Serbia (Serbian: 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

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

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

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

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

List of Presidents

Republic of Serbia (2006–present)

Serbia became independent 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
1
(16)
Boris Tadic 2010.jpg   Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић

Boris Tadic signature.gif
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 Djukic Dejanovic (1).jpg   Slavica Đukić Dejanović
Славица Ђукић Дејановић
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.
2
(17)
Tomislav Nikolić 2012.jpg   Tomislav Nikolić
Томислав Николић

Signature Tomislav Nikolic.png
1952– 31 May 2012 31 May 2017 Serbian Progressive Party Second President of independent Serbia.
Fourth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
3
(18)
Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg   Aleksandar Vučić
Александар Вучић

Signature Aleksandar Vucic.png
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 former Presidents

Name Term Date of birth
Milan Milutinović 1997–2002 (1942-12-19) December 19, 1942 (age 75)
Boris Tadić 2004–2012 (1958-01-15) January 15, 1958 (age 60)
Tomislav Nikolić 2012–2017 (1952-02-15) February 15, 1952 (age 66)

See also

References

  1. ^ The President of the Republic Wikisource
  2. ^ Constitution of Serbia - Article 112 Wikisource
  3. ^ Constitution of Serbia - Article 114 Wikisource
  4. ^ Constitution of Serbia - Article 116 Wikisource
  5. ^ Office of the President

External links

  • Official website of the President of Serbia
  • People´s Office of the President
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