List of Presidents of Serbia

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This is a list of Presidents of Serbia.

The list includes the heads of state of the Socialist Republic of Serbia, a constituent country of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and heads of state of the Republic of Serbia (1992–2006), a constituent country of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. Prior to 1974, Serbia's head of state was the speaker of the Serbian parliament.

The President of the Republic (Predsednik Republike) is directly elected to a five-year term and is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of two terms. In addition to being the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, the President has the procedural duty of appointing the Prime Minister with the consent of the National Assembly, and has some influence on foreign policy. The President's office is located in Novi Dvor.

      League of Communists of Yugoslavia       Socialist Party of Serbia       Civic Alliance of Serbia       Democratic Party of Serbia       Serbian Renewal Movement       G17 Plus       Democratic Party       Serbian Progressive Party

Order Head of State Lifespan Took office Left office Party Note
Chairman of the Anti-Fascist Assembly of the People's Liberation of Serbia (ASNOS)
1944 - 1945
N/A No image.png   Siniša Stanković 1892–1974 12 November 1944 7 April 1945 Communist Party of Yugoslavia Leader of Serbia's wartime assembly.
Presidents of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
1945 - 1953
1 No image.png   Siniša Stanković 1892–1974 7 April 1945 March 1953 Communist Party of Yugoslavia
(renamed in 1952)
Communist Party of Yugoslavia reformed and renamed into the League of Communists of Yugoslavia.
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
(renamed in 1952)
Presidents of the People's Assembly
1953 - 1974
2 Petar Stambolic.jpg   Petar Stambolić 1912–2007 December 1953 April 1957 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time held the positions of President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia, President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia and President of the Executive Council of Serbia.
3 No image.png   Jovan Veselinov 1906–1982 April 1957 26 June 1963 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time served as President of the Executive Council of Serbia.
4 No image.png   Dušan Petrović 1914–1977 26 June 1963 6 May 1967 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
5 Miloš Minić.jpg   Miloš Minić 1914–2003 6 May 1967 6 May 1969 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time served as Mayor of Belgrade, President of the Executive Council of Serbia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia.
6 No image.png   Dragoslav Marković 1920–2005 6 May 1969 19 April 1974 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
7 No image.png   Živan Vasiljević 1920–2007 19 April 1974 6 May 1974 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Presidents of the Presidency
1974 - 1991
8 No image.png   Dragoslav Marković 1920–2005 6 May 1974 5 May 1978 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
9 No image.png   Dobrivoje Vidić 1918–1991 5 May 1978 5 May 1982 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
10 Nikola Ljubičić Crop.jpg   Nikola Ljubičić 1916–2005 5 May 1982 5 May 1984 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time held the position of Federal Secretary of People's Defense of Yugoslavia.
11 No image.png   Dušan Čkrebić 1927– 5 May 1984 5 May 1985 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time served as President of the Executive Council of Serbia.
12 Ivan Stambolic.jpg   Ivan Stambolić 1936–2000 5 May 1985 14 December 1987 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time served as President of the Executive Council of Serbia. Assassinated in 2000.
13 No image.png   Petar Gračanin 1923–2004 14 December 1987 20 March 1989 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also at one time held the position of Chief of the General Staff of Yugoslav People's Army.
N/A No image.png   Ljubiša Igić
(acting)
20 March 1989 8 May 1989 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Acting
14 Milosevic-Lopez cropped 1.jpg   Slobodan Milošević 1941–2006 8 May 1989 11 January 1991 League of Communists of Yugoslavia (until January 1990) The pan-Yugoslav League of Communists of Yugoslavia was dissolved in January 1990 into six political parties (one for each republic), in Serbia that was the Socialist Party of Serbia.
  Socialist Party of Serbia
(from January 1990)
Presidents
1991 onwards
14 (1) Milosevic-Lopez cropped 1.jpg   Slobodan Milošević 1941–2006 11 January 1991 23 July 1997 Socialist Party of Serbia Last President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Serbia. First President of the Republic of Serbia.
N/A No image.png   Dragan Tomić
(acting)
1936– 23 July 1997 29 December 1997 Socialist Party of Serbia Acting
15 (2) No image.png   Milan Milutinović 1942– 29 December 1997 29 December 2002 Socialist Party of Serbia Second President of the Republic of Serbia.
N/A No image.png   Nataša Mićić
(acting)
1965– 30 December 2002 4 February 2004 Civic Alliance of Serbia
(Democratic Opposition of Serbia)
Acting. Part of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia coalition.
N/A Dragan Maršićanin.jpg   Dragan Maršićanin
(acting)
1950– 4 February 2004 3 March 2004 Democratic Party of Serbia Acting
N/A No image.png   Vojislav Mihailović
(acting)
1951– 3 March 2004 4 March 2004 Serbian Renewal Movement Acting. Also at one time served as Mayor of Belgrade.
N/A Predrag Markovic crop.jpg   Predrag Marković
(acting)
1955– 4 March 2004 11 July 2004 G17 Plus Acting
16 (3) Boris Tadic 2010.jpg   Boris Tadić 1958– 11 July 2004 5 April 2012 Democratic Party Third President of the Republic of Serbia. Serbia became independent on 5 June 2006.
N/A Slavica Djukic Dejanovic (1).jpg   Slavica Đukić Dejanović
(acting)
1951– 5 April 2012 31 May 2012 Socialist Party of Serbia Acting
17 (4) Tomislav Nikolić, official portrait.jpg   Tomislav Nikolić 1952– 31 May 2012 Incumbent Serbian Progressive Party Fourth President of the Republic of Serbia.

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