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Election Watch


CountryName
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Serbia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Parliamentary December 23, 2000
At stake in this election:
  • Seats in the National Assembly: 250
Description of government structure:
  • Parliament: Serbia has a unicameral National Assembly with 250 seats.
Description of electoral system:
  • The president is popularly elected for a four-year term.
  • All members of the National Assembly are popularly elected for four-year terms.
Results of the electoral races:
  • Party Bloc: Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS)
    Leaders: Vojislav KOSTUNICA and Zoran DJINDJIC
    Seats won in this election: 176

  • Party: Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS)
    Leader: Slobodan MILOSEVIC
    Seats won in this election: 37

  • Party: Serbian Radical Party (SRS)
    Leader: Vojislav SESELJ
    Seats won in this election: 23

  • Party: Party of Serbian Unity (PSU)
    Leader: Zeljko RAZNJATOVIC
    Seats won in this election: 14

  • Party: Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO)
    Leader: Vuk DRASKOVIC
    Seats won in this election: 0

  • Party: Jugoslav Left (JUL)
    Leader: Miriana MARKOVIC
    Seats won in this election: 0
When was the last election? Number of seats in last election?
  • Parliamentary elections last held: September 21, 1997
  • Seats decided in the last election: 250
Population and number of registered voters:
  • Population: 9,981,929 (July 2000 est.)
  • Number of registered voters: 6,395,862 (September 2000)
Of Interest:
  • Following the defeat of Slobodan MILOSEVIC and the SPS in federal elections in September, an agreement was reached between the SPS, DOS and SPO to appoint a transitional government consisting of representatives from each of the three parties prior to the new elections.
  • >Elections were called by the President of Parliament on October 25th, after which President MILUTINOVIC dissolved Parliament.
  • A new election law was passed by Parliament to administer these elections.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information: IFES ElectionGuide Online









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