Serbia

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.
21.06.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2024
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".
3,419
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.
21

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,584,376
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,221,908
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
48.93%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
“For our children” coalition, led by President Aleksandar Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), won 188 seats, securing a two-thirds majority in the 250-member National Assembly (see note 1). Its junior coalition partner, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), took an additional 32 seats (see note 2) while SPAS “Victory for Serbia”, led by a former water polo player Aleksandar Šapić took 11 seats. The remaining 19 seats went to ethnic minority lists (see note 3).

The 2020 elections were initially called for 26 April but were postponed to 21 June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most opposition parties that held in the outgoing legislature boycotted the 2020 elections, claiming the conditions were not fair. During the election campaign, the ruling coalition ran on the government’s records, citing GDP growth of over 4 per cent. President Vucic promised to pursue the path of EU accession. Turnout dropped from 56.07 per cent recorded in 2016 to 48.93 per cent.

Shortly after the elections, on 7 July, President Vucic announced a ban of gatherings of more than five people in the capital to curb a spike in the coronavirus cases. The announcement triggered street protests. Many protesters criticized the decision to hold the elections in the middle of the pandemic and the spike in COVID-19 cases. On 8 July, protesters broke into the National Assembly, prompting police to intervene. The newly elected legislature was convened on 3 August 2020.

Note 1:
Mr. Vucic, then Prime Minister, led the “Serbia Wins” coalition in 2016 (which took 131 seats). He was elected President in 2017 and succeeded Mr. Tomislav Nikolić (independent).

Note 2:
The SPS led by Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was in an electoral coalition with the United Serbia (JS) –Dragan Markovic Palma in 2020.

Note 3:
On 8 February 2020, the National Assembly revised the Law on the Election of Members of Parliament. It lowered the threshold to win parliamentary representation from 5 to 3 per cent. The law also stipulates the quotients of national minority lists shall increase by 35 per cent, which makes it easier for minority lists to win seats in the National Assembly.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
7
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.
33.33%
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.
75.2%
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
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Aleksandar Vucic - For our children 188
Ivica Dacic - Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), United Serbia (JS) - Dragan Markovic Palma 32
Aleksandar Šapić - SPAS Victory for Serbia 11
Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians - István Pásztor 9
Academician Muamer Zukorlic - Straight Ahead - Party of Justice and Reconciliation (SPP) - Democratic Party of Macedonians (DPM) 4
Albanian Democratic Alternative - United Valley 3
SDA Sandzak - Dr. Sulejman Ugljanin 3
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
153
Number of women elected
97
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.
38.8%
Women Directly Elected
97

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.
153
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.
97
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.
03.08.2020
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.
Ivica Dacic (Male)
Political party
Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS)
Date of election
22.10.2020