Politics of Serbia

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The politics of Serbia function within the framework of a parliamentary democracy. The prime minister is the head of government, while the president is the head of state. Serbia is a parliamentary republic.



Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
President Tomislav Nikolić Serbian Progressive Party 31 May 2012
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić Serbian Progressive Party 27 April 2014

Executive power is exercised by the prime minister, who heads a cabinet. The prime minister is chosen by the National Assembly on the proposal of the president, who names the designate after consultations with all parliamentary leaders. Cabinet ministers are nominated by the prime minister and confirmed by the National Assembly.


Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly, which is composed of 250 proportionally elected deputies by secret ballot.

Current assembly (since April 23, 2014)

Template:Serbian parliamentary election, 2014


Main article: Elections in Serbia

Serbia uses the multi-party system, with numerous political parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, this results in the formation of coalition governments. Elections are held on the parliamentary, provincial and local level, and are scheduled every four years, while presidential elections are scheduled every five years.

International Organizations[edit]

UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, BSEC, NATO Partnership for Peace, CEFTA, ICC, IMF, World Bank, Southeast European Cooperation Process, Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative, Central European Initiative

Serbia is currently an official candidate for membership in the European Union and also a candidate for the World Trade Organization[1] (WTO) and was[2] expected to join by 2013.

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