Serbian presidential election, 2004
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Serbia held the first round of its 2004 elections for President of Serbia on Sunday, 13 June 2004, and the second round on Sunday, 27 June 2004. Boris Tadić, the pro-western Democratic Party's candidate, was the eventual victor.
- Boris Tadić, Democratic Party (advanced to second round)
- Tomislav Nikolić, Serbian Radical Party (advanced to second round)
- Dragan Maršićanin, Democratic Party of Serbia
- Bogoljub Karić, Strength of Serbia Movement
- Ivica Dačić, Socialist Party of Serbia
- Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
- Vladan Batić, Democratic Christian Party of Serbia
- Borislav Pelević, Party of Serbian Unity
- Branislav Ivković, Socialist People's Party
- Zoran Milinković, Patriots of Serbian Diaspora
- Marijan Rističević, People's Peasant Party
- Ljiljana Aranđelović, United Serbia
- Dragan Đorđević, Party of Serbian Citizens
- Milovan Drecun, Serbian Revival
- Mirko Jović, People's Radical Party
The surprise of this election was the success shown by one of the wealthiest businessmen in Serbia, Bogoljub Karić. The Government's candidate, Dragan Maršićanin, finished in 4th place, which opened the question of new parliamentary elections in Serbia.
In the second round, the democratic candidate Boris Tadić gained the support of every government party as well as of Bogoljub Karić.