Serbian parliamentary election, 2003

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Serbian parliamentary election, 2003
Serbia
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Turnout 58.73%
Party Leader % Seats ±
SRS Tomislav Nikolić 27.62 82 +59
DSS Vojislav Koštunica 17.73 53 +8
DSGSSSDU Boris Tadić 12.58 37 -25
G17 Plus Mlađan Dinkić 11.46 34 New
SPONS Vuk Drašković 7.66 22 +14
SPS Ivica Dačić 7.62 22 -15
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Zoran Živković
DS
Vojislav Koštunica
DSS
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Parliamentary elections were held in Serbia on 28 December 2003 to elect members of the National Assembly.[1] Serbia was one of the two federal units of Serbia and Montenegro, formerly known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Serbia had been in a state of political crisis since the overthrow of the post-communist ruler, Slobodan Milošević, in 2001. The reformers, led by former Yugoslav President Vojislav Koštunica, have been unable to gain control of the Serbian presidency because three successive presidential elections have failed to produce the required 50% turnout. The assassination in March 2003 of reformist Prime Minister, Zoran Đinđić was a major setback.

At these elections the former reformist alliance, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS), had broken up into three parts: Koštunica's Democratic Party of Serbia, late Prime Minister Đinđić's Democratic Party and the G17 Plus group of liberal economists led by Miroljub Labus.

Opposing them were the nationalist Serbian Radical Party of Vojislav Šešelj and Milošević's Socialist Party of Serbia (descended from the former Communist Party). At the time of the election, both Šešelj and Milošević were in detention at ICTY, Milošević accused of committing war crimes, Šešelj of inspiring them.

The remaining candidate was the monarchist Serbian Renewal MovementNew Serbia (SPO–NS) coalition, led by Vuk Drašković.

Following the election the three former DOS parties (DSS, DS and G17+) fell two seats short of a parliamentary majority, holding 124 seats between them. After months of coalition talks Koštunica, Labus and Drašković's parties reach an agreement with the outside support of the Socialist Party in March 2004 which enabled Koštunica of the DSS to become prime minister.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Serbian Radical Party 1,056,256 28.0 82 +59
Democratic Party of Serbia 678,031 18.0 53 +8
Democratic Party 481,249 12.7 37 -25
G17 Plus 438,422 11.6 34 +34
Serbian Renewal MovementNew Serbia 293,082 7.8 22 +14
Socialist Party of Serbia 291,341 7.7 22 -15
Together for Tolerance 161,765 4.3 0 -19
Democratic Alternative 84,463 2.2 0 –6
For National Unity 68,537 1.8 0 –10
Otpor! 62,545 1.7 0 0
Independent Serbia 45,211 1.2 0 –7
Socialist People's Party 27,596 0.7 0 0
Liberals of Serbia 22,852 0.6 0
Reformists – of the Social Democratic Party of Vojvodina – of Serbia 19,464 0.5 0 –4
Defense and Justice
  • Social Democracy
  • People's Party Justice
  • Party of Workers and Pensioners – PWP
  • Social Democratic Party of Greens
18,423 0.5 0 –9
Business Potential of Serbia and the Diaspora 14,113 0.4 0
Labour Party of Serbia 4,666 0.1 0
Yugoslav Left 3,771 0.1 0
Alliance of Serbs of Vojvodina 3,015 0.1 0
Invalid/blank votes 49,755
Total 3,824,557 100 250 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,511,450 58.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Vote share
SRS
  
27.62%
DSS
  
17.73%
DS coalition
  
12.58%
G17+
  
11.46%
SPO-NS
  
7.66%
SPS
  
7.62%
Others
  
15.33%

Seats[edit]

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  SRS  (82)
  DSS  (53)
  DSGSSSDU  (37)
  G17 PlusSDP  (34)
  SPONS  (22)
  SPS  (22)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1715 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Timeline: After Milosevic BBC News, 6 June 2006