Serbian presidential election, 2004

Serbian presidential election
June 13 and June 27, 2004

Candidate Boris Tadić Tomislav Nikolić
Party DS SRS
Popular vote 1,681,528 (2nd round) 1,434,068 (2nd round)
Percentage 53.97% 46.03%

President before election

Predrag Marković (acting)
G17 Plus

Elected President

Boris Tadić

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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.


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.


 Summary of the 13 and 27 June Serbian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes 1st round % Votes 2nd round %
Boris Tadić Democratic Party 853,584 27.38 1,681,528 53.97
Tomislav Nikolić Serbian Radical Party 954,339 30.61 1,434,068 46.03
Bogoljub Karić Political movement "Strength of Serbia" 568,691 18.24
Dragan Maršićanin Government (Democratic Party of Serbia, G17 Plus, Serbian Renewal Movement, New Serbia) 414,971 13.31
Ivica Dačić Socialist Party of Serbia 125,952 4.04
Jelisaveta Karađorđević Initiative for Prettier Serbia 62,737 2.01
Milovan Drecun Serbian Revival 16,907 0.54
Vladan Batić Democratic Christian Party of Serbia 16,795 0.54
Borislav Pelević Party of Serbian Unity 14,317 0.46
Branislav Ivković Socialist People's Party 12,672 0.41
Ljiljana Aranđelović United Serbia 11,796 0.38
Marijan Rističević People's Peasant Party 10,198 0.33
Dragan Đorđević Party of Serbian Citizens 5,785 0.19
Mirko Jović People's Radical Party, Serbia and Diaspora, European Bloc 5,546 0.18
Zoran Milinković Patriotic Party of Diaspora 5,442 0.17
Total (turnout 47.75% and 48.7%) 3,117,339 100.0 3,115,596 100.0
Registered Voters 6,532,263 6,532,940
Total 3,119,087 3,159,194
Valid 3,081,040 3,115,596
Invalid 38,047 42,975
Source: Cesid

Boris Tadić became the new President of Serbia.

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