Montenegrin presidential election, 2002

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Presidential elections were held in the Republic of Montenegro on 22 December 2002.[1] Although Filip Vujanović won the election with 86% of the vote, turnout was less than the required 50%, so the election was declared invalid.[1] Fresh elections were held in February 2003, which were also invalidated, and then again in May when the turnout rule was abolished.

The elections were boycotted by the opposition Socialist People's Party, who accused the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of pressurising civil servants to vote for Vujanović.[2] The elections were also overshadowed by the arrest of Deputy State Attorney Zoran Piperović for connections with human trafficking and forced prostitution.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Filip Vujanović DPSSDP 175,328 85.73
Dragan Hajduković Independent 12,319 6.02
Aleksandar Vasiljević Serbian Radical Party 6,448 3.15
Milan Radulović Natural Law Party 3,115 1.52
Obrad Marković Yugoslav Communists 1,747 0.85
Jovan Pejović Independent 1,704 0.83
Milan Šparović Independent 1,229 0.60
Ilija Darmanović Serbian Radical Party of Montenegro 971 0.47
Milivoje Bakić Independent 717 0.35
Đorđije Milić Independent 489 0.24
Mihailo Marković Independent 437 0.21
Invalid/blank votes 5,094
Total 209,598 100
Registered voters/turnout 456,981 45.87
Source: IFES

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