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, Председник Републике) 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.

List of Presidents of Serbia[edit]

Serbia within Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro (1944–2006)[edit]

People's Republic of Serbia / Socialist Republic of Serbia / Republic of Serbia

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Socialist Party of Serbia   Civic Alliance of Serbia   Democratic Party of Serbia   Serbian Renewal Movement   G17 Plus   Democratic 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 Siniša Stanković 1953.jpg   Siniša Stanković
Синиша Станковић
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 Siniša Stanković 1953.jpg   Siniša Stanković
Синиша Станковић
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 Stambolić 1958.jpg   Petar Stambolić
Петар Стамболић

Petar Stambolic Signature.png
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 Jovan Veselinov.jpg   Jovan Veselinov
Јован Веселинов
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 Dusan Petrovic Sane Cropped.jpg   Dušan Petrović
Душан Петровић
1914–1977 26 June 1963 6 May 1967 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
5 Milos Minic Cropped.jpg   Miloš Minić
Милош Минић

Milos Minic Signature.png
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
Драгослав Марковић
1920–2005 6 May 1969 19 April 1974 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
7 No image.png   Živan Vasiljević
Живан Васиљевић
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
Драгослав Марковић
1920–2005 6 May 1974 5 May 1978 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
9 No image.png   Dobrivoje Vidić
Добривоје Видић
1918–1991 5 May 1978 5 May 1982 League of Communists of Yugoslavia
10 Nikola Ljubičić Crop.jpg   Nikola Ljubičić
Никола Љубичић
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
Душан Чкребић

Dusan Ckrebic Signature.png
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 Stevan Kragujevic, Ivan Stambolic, maj 1986.JPG   Ivan Stambolić
Иван Стамболић
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
Петар Грачанин
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
Љубиша Игић
20 March 1989 8 May 1989 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Acting.
14 Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Milosevic, portret.jpg   Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић

Slobodan Milosevic Signature.png
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 before independence
1991–2006
14
(1)
Stevan Kragujevic, Slobodan Milosevic, portret.jpg   Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић

Slobodan Milosevic Signature.png
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
Драган Томић
1936– 23 July 1997 29 December 1997 Socialist Party of Serbia Acting.
15
(2)
No image.png   Milan Milutinović
Милан Милутиновић
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
Наташа Мићић

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1965– 29 December 2002 27 January 2004 Civic Alliance of Serbia
(Democratic Opposition of Serbia)
Acting; part of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia coalition.
N/A Marsicanin.jpg   Dragan Maršićanin
Драган Маршићанин
1950– 4 February 2004 3 March 2004 Democratic Party of Serbia Acting.
N/A No image.png   Vojislav Mihailović
Војислав Михаиловић
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
Предраг Марковић
1955– 4 March 2004 11 July 2004 G17 Plus Acting.
16
(3)
Boris Tadic 2010.jpg   Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић

Boris Tadic signature.gif
1958– 11 July 2004 5 June 2006 Democratic Party Third President of the Republic of Serbia.

Republic of Serbia (2006–present)[edit]

Serbia became independent on 5 June 2006.

  Democratic Party   Socialist Party of Serbia   Serbian Progressive Party

Order Head of State Lifespan Took office Left office Party Note
Presidents after independence
2006 onwards
1
(16)
Boris Tadic 2010.jpg   Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић

Boris Tadic signature.gif
1958– 5 June 2006 5 April 2012 Democratic Party First President of independent Serbia.
Third President of Serbia since dissolution of Yugoslavia.
N/A Slavica Djukic Dejanovic (1).jpg   Slavica Đukić Dejanović
Славица Ђукић Дејановић
1951– 5 April 2012 31 May 2012 Socialist Party of Serbia Acting head of state as President of the National Assembly.
First female head of state after independence.
2
(17)
Tomislav Nikolić 2012.jpg   Tomislav Nikolić
Томислав Николић

Signature Tomislav Nikolic.png
1952– 31 May 2012 Incumbent
(mandate expires 31 May 2017)
Serbian Progressive Party Second President of independent Serbia.
Fourth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
3
(18)
Aleksandar Vučić crop.jpg   Aleksandar Vučić
Александар Вучић

Signature Aleksandar Vucic.png
1970- Elected
(taking office 31 May 2017)
Serbian Progressive Party Third President of independent Serbia.
Fifth President of Serbia since the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

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