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Serbia

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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
24.04.2016
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
04.03.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.04.2020
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
250
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
3,270
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
2,021
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,249
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
38.2%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
20

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,739,441
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,778,923
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
56.07%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The "Serbia Wins" coalition led by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) retained the majority, but saw its share of seats reduced from 158 to 131 in the 250-member National Assembly (see note). A coalition led by Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic's Social Party of Serbia (SPS) remained the second largest force but also fell from 44 to 29 seats. The Serbian Radical Party (SRS) of Mr. Vojislav Seselj came third with 22 seats. Twelve parties (including five representing minorities) won parliamentary representation, up from seven (including three minority parties ) in the previous elections in 2014.
 
 Since coming to power in 2014, Prime Minister Vucic implemented a series of economic reforms which pulled the country out of recession. The elections were constitutionally due in 2018 but in March 2016 the Prime Minister called snap elections, stating that Serbia "needs four more years of stability so that it is ready to join the European Union". On 4 March, President Tomislav Nikolic (independent) dissolved parliament in view of early elections. During the election campaign, the Prime Minister pledged to work for Serbia's accession to the European Union, while maintaining close ties with the Russian Federation.
 
 Note:
 In the previous elections in 2014, Prime Minister Vucic led the "Future We Believe In - Aleksandar Vucic" coalition, which comprised the SNS, New Serbia (NS), the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) and the Socialist Movement (PS). The Serbia Wins coalition in 2016 additionally comprised the Social Democratic Party of Serbia, the Party of United Pensioners of Serbia, the Strength of Serbia Movement, the Independent Democratic Party of Serbia and the Serbian People's Party.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
12
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
60%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
52.4%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), Social Democratic Party of Serbia, Socialist Movement, Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Aleksandar Vucic - Serbia Wins 131
Ivica Dacic - SPS - JS - Dragan Markovic Palma 29
Serb Radical Party (SRS) 22
Enough is Enough 16
For a Just Serbia - Democratic Party (NOVA, DSHV, ZZS) 16
Dveri - Democratic Party of Serbia (PD) 13
Alliance for a Better Serbia 13
Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians 4
Party of Democratic Action of Sandzak 2
Bosniak Democratic Union of Sandzak 2
Green Party 1
Party for Democratic Action 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
165
Number of women elected
85
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
34%
Other notes
Note on the Distribution of seats: 
 - "Ivica Dacic - SPS - JS - Dragan Markovic Palma" comprises the Social Party of Serbia (SPS, led by Mr. Ivica Dacic) and the United Serbia (JS, led by Mr. Dragan Markovic Palma); 
 - "Alliance for a Better Serbia" comprises the Liberal Democratic Party, the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) and the Social Democratic Party.
Sources
National Assembly (10.05.2016, 24.05.2016, 02.06.2016) Republic Electoral Commission BBC Monitoring B92 Balkan Insight The New York Times
Women Directly Elected
85

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
165
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
85
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
98
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
03.06.2016
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Maja Gojkovic (Female)
Political party
Aleksandar Vucic - Serbia Wins
Date of election
06.06.2016