Yugoslavian general election, 2000

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General elections were held in Yugoslavia on 24 September 2000.[1] They were the first free elections held in Yugoslavia since the breakup of the original Yugoslavia in 1992, and the first free direct elections of any sort held in that country since 1927.

In the presidential election, official results initially showed Vojislav Koštunica of the Democratic Opposition led incumbent Slobodan Milošević of the Socialist Party of Serbia in the first round of voting, but short of the 50.01 percent needed to avoid a runoff election. However, Koštunica claimed he was not only ahead, but had finished just a few thousand votes over the threshold to win a first-round victory. Spontaneous protests broke out in support of Koštunica, and Milošević was forced to resign on 7 October and concede the presidency to Koštunica.[2] Revised totals were subsequently released showing Koštunica had indeed won a narrow first-round victory, with just over 50.2 percent of the vote.[3]

In the Federal Assembly elections the Democratic Opposition emerged as the largest party in the Chamber of Citizens,[4] whilst the Socialist People's Party of Montenegro won the most seats in the Chamber of Republics.[5]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Differences between the official results proclaimed by Federal Electoral Committee before and after 5 October
Official results (28 September 2000)[6] Official results (10 October 2000)[3]
Candidate Nominator Votes % Votes %
Vojislav Koštunica Democratic Opposition of Serbia 2,474,392 48.96 2,470,304 50.24
Slobodan Milošević Socialist Party of Serbia 1,951,761 38.62 1,826,799 37.15
Tomislav Nikolić Serbian Radical Party 292,759 5.79 289,013 5.88
Vojislav Mihailović Serbian Renewal Movement 146,585 2.90 145,019 2.95
Miodrag Vidojković Affirmative Party 46,421 0.92 45,964 0.93
Total valid votes (Percentage of total votes) 4,911,918 97.20 4,778,929 97.19
Invalid votes (Percentage of total votes) 135,371 2.68 137,991 2.81
Total votes (Turnout) 5,053,428 69.70 4,916,920 71.55
Eligible voters 7,249,831 / 6,871,595 /

Chamber of Citizens[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Serbia
Democratic Opposition of Serbia 2,040,646 45.0 58
Socialist Party of Serbia 1,532,841 33.8 44
Serbian Radical Party 406,196 9.0 5
Union of Vojvodina Hungarians 46,768 1.0 1
Other parties 496,471 11.0 0
Invalid/blank votes 226,108 - -
Total 4,759,030 100 108
Registered voters/turnout 6,395,862 74.4
Montenegro
Socialist People's Party of Montenegro 104,198 83.9 28
Serb People's Party 8,048 6.5 2
Other parties 12,018 9.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,043 - -
Total 126,307 100 30
Registered voters/turnout 437,876 28.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Chamber of Republics[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Serbia
Democratic Opposition of Serbia 2,092,799 46.2 10
Socialist Party of Serbia 1,479,583 32.6 7
Serbian Radical Party 472,820 10.4 2
Serbian Renewal Movement 281,153 6.2 1
Other parties 206,567 4.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 226,108
Total 4,759,030 100 20
Registered voters/turnout 6,395,862 74.4
Montenegro
Socialist People's Party of Montenegro 103,425 83.2 19
Serb People's Party 9,495 7.6 1
Other parties 11,344 9.2 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,043
Total 126,307 100 20
Registered voters/turnout 437,876 28.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1678 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Thompson, Wayne C. (2008). The World Today Series: Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe 2008. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications. ISBN 978-1-887985-95-6. 
  3. ^ a b ElectionGuide.org: Serbia and Montenegro
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1724
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1726
  6. ^ Federal Electoral Committee: Official results of the election (web site of the Government of Serbia, 28 September 2000) (Serbian)