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.
|President||Tomislav Nikolić||Serbian Progressive Party||31 May 2012|
|Prime Minister||Ivica Dačić||Socialist Party of Serbia||27 July 2012|
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.
- Current assembly (since July 23, 2012)
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.
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Serbia is currently an official candidate for membership in the European Union and also a candidate for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is expected to join by 2013.
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