Serbian presidential election, 2017

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Serbian presidential election, 2017
Serbia
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  Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg Sasa Jankovic Cropped.jpg Vojislav Šešelj.jpg
Nominee Aleksandar Vučić Saša Janković Vojislav Šešelj
Party SNS Independent SRS

  Vuk Jeremić Crop.jpg Bosko Obradovic Dveri.jpg Sasa Radulovic Crop.jpg
Nominee Vuk Jeremić Boško Obradović Saša Radulović
Party Independent Dveri DJB

  Nenad Canak crop.jpg No avatar.png No avatar.png
Nominee Nenad Čanak Miroslav Parović Luka Maksimović
Party LSV National Freedom Movement Independent

Incumbent President

Tomislav Nikolić
Independent



Presidential elections will be held in Serbia on 2 April 2017, with a possible second round on 16 April.[1] They will be the eleventh since the office of President was introduced in 1990. Incumbent President Tomislav Nikolić is eligible to run for a second five year term.

Electoral system

The President of Serbia is elected for a five-year term using the two-round system.[2]

Candidates

Electoral Commission has confirmed eleven candidates. Candidate numbers were decided using a random draw on 17 March.[3]

No. Candidate Party affiliation Background Proof of nomination
1.
Sasa Jankovic Cropped.jpg Saša Janković   independent Former Serbian national Ombudsman (2007-2017), his first presidential nomination. Submitted 17,134 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[4]
2.
Vuk Jeremić Crop.jpg Vuk Jeremić   independent Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2012) and former President of the United Nations General Assembly (2012-2013), his first presidential nomination. Submitted 14,360 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[5]
3.
No avatar.png Miroslav Parović   NSP President of National Freedom Movement, his first presidential nomination. Submitted 10.390 valid signatures to the electoral commition.[6]
4.
Sasa Radulovic Crop.jpg Saša Radulović   DJB President of Enough is Enough political party, former Minister of Economy (2013-2014), his first presidential nomination. Submitted 10,579 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[7]
5.
No avatar.png Luka Maksimović   independent The leader of a parody political party Sarmu probo nisi (SPN), his first presidential nomination. Submitted 12,270 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[8]
6.
Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg Aleksandar Vučić   SNS Current Prime Minister of Serbia (2014-), former Minister of Information (1998-2000) and Minister of Defence (2012-2013), his first presidential nomination. Submitted 56,516 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[9]
7.
Bosko Obradovic Dveri.jpg Boško Obradović   Dveri President of Dveri political party, his first presidential nomination. Submitted 11,212 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[10]
8.
Vojislav Šešelj.jpg Vojislav Šešelj   SRS Founder and president of Serbian Radical Party, his sixth presidential nomination. Submitted 12,970 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[11]
9.
No avatar.png Aleksandar Popović   DSS Former Minister of Science and Environmental Protection (2004-2007) and Minister of Energy and Mining (2007-2008), his first presidential nomination. Submitted 10,504 valid signatures to the electoral commition.[12]
10.
Milan Stamatovic Crop.jpg Milan Stamatović   independent President of Čajetina municipality since 2004, his first presidential nomination. Submitted 12,027 valid signatures to the electoral commition.[13]
11.
Nenad Canak crop.jpg Nenad Čanak   LSV President of League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, his first presidential nomination. Submitted 11,004 valid signatures to the electoral commission.[14]

Campaigns which ended before the electoral window

On 15 February 2017, news outlets announced that Tomislav Nikolić had decided to run for president, despite not being nominated by the SNS.[15] However, five days later he publicly stated that he would not run for re-election.[16] Likewise, Dušan Janjić from Active Serbia had announced his candidacy in May 2016,[17] only to prematurely end his campaign on March 11, 2017.[18] On March 12, 2017, independent candidate Vladimir Rajčić announced that he terminated his presidential campaign, but that he will be active in future elections.[19] In March 2017 independent candidates Danijela Sremac, Saša Mirković and Andrej Fajgelj decided to end their campaigns.

Opinion polls

Date Polling Firm Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg
Vučić
SNS[1]
Sasa Jankovic Cropped.jpg
Janković
Ind.
Vojislav Šešelj.jpg
Šešelj
SRS
Vuk Jeremić Crop.jpg
Jeremić
Ind.
Bosko Obradovic Dveri.jpg
Obradović
Dveri
No avatar.png
Maksimović
Ind.
No avatar.png
Popović
DSS
Milan Stamatovic Crop.jpg
Stamatović
Ind.
No avatar.png
Parović
NSP
Nenad Canak crop.jpg
Čanak
LSV
Sasa Radulovic Crop.jpg
Radulović
DJB
Lead
25 Mar Faktor Plus 53.3 15.1 5.5 8.6 2.8 7.5 <3.0 2.0 <3.0 <3.0 <3.0 38.2
22 Mar Ninamedia 50.0 12.5 7.1 7.2 <5.0 11.9 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 <5.0 37.5
18 Mar Ipsos 53.0 10.6 8.7 6.9 3.5 11.0 1.1 1.5 0.3 1.7 1.7 42.0
17 Mar Demostat 57.0 11.0 8.0 9.0 3.0 3.0 <3.0 <3.0 <3.0 <3.0 <3.0 46.0
16 Mar NSPM 54.9 10.8 7.0 11.1 3.3 7.9 0.9 0.7 0.4 1.0 2.1 43.8
7 Mar Faktor Plus 53.1 14.5 11.0 11.1 3.9 - - 2.0 - <2.0 2.4 38.6
28 Feb Ipsos 52.3 13.9 11.0 13.3 3.7 - 0.8 0.8 - 1.7 - 38.4
[1] Also nominating: SPS, SDPS, JS, PUPS, PS, SPO, PSS – BK, SVM

References

  1. ^ Serbia to hold presidential elections on April 2 B92, 28 February 2017
  2. ^ Serbia IFES
  3. ^ Izborni listići: Janković 1, Jeremić 2, Beli 5, Vučić 6 B92, 17 March 2017
  4. ^ "Девета седница Републичке изборне комисије". www.rik.parlament.gov.rs. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 march 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "RIK proglasila kandidaturu Vuka Jeremića". www.b92.net. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "RIK proglasio kandidature Čanka, Stamatovića i Parovića, Beli nije na dnevnom redu". 
  7. ^ "16. sednica RIK-a". 
  8. ^ "Haos zbog Belog". 
  9. ^ "Девета седница Републичке изборне комисије". www.rik.parlament.gov.rs. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 march 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "RIK: Proglašena kandidatura Boška Obradovića". 
  11. ^ "RIK proglasio kandidaturu Vojislava Šešelja za predsednika". www.blic.rs. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Proglašena kandidatura Aleksandra Popovića". 
  13. ^ "RIK proglasio kandidature Čanka, Stamatovića i Parovića, Beli nije na dnevnom redu". 
  14. ^ "RIK: Potvrđeni Stamatović, Parović i Čanak, Beli nije još". 
  15. ^ "Nikolić odlučio da se kandiduje za predsednika". N1. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "OTKRIVAMO SVE DETALJE Nikolić se predao posle TIHIH SIGNALA IZ MOSKVE". Blic. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  17. ^ I Dušan Janjić najavljuje kandidaturu za predsednika Srbije Blic, 19 May 2016
  18. ^ [1] B92: Janjić odustao od predsedničke trke (in Serbian). March 11, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  19. ^ [2] Blic: Rajčić odustao od kandidature za predsednika Srbije (in Serbian). March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.

External links

  • Vladimir Rajcic campaign website


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