2003 Serbian Parliamentary Election
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2003 Serbian Parliamentary Election
2003 Serbian parliamentary election
Serbia
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All 250 seats in the National Assembly
126 seats needed for a majority
Turnout58.73%
SRS Tomislav Nikoli? 27.62 82 +59
DSS Vojislav Ko?tunica 17.73 53 +8
DS-GSS-SDU Boris Tadi? 12.58 37 -25
G17 Plus Miroljub Labus 11.46 34 New
SPO-NS Vuk Dra?kovi? 7.66 22 +14
SPS Ivica Da?i? 7.62 22 -15
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Parliamentary elections were held in Serbia on 28 December 2003 to elect members of the National Assembly.[1] Serbia was one of the two federal units of Serbia and Montenegro, formerly known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Serbia had been in a state of political crisis since the overthrow of the post-communist ruler, Slobodan Milo?evi?, in 2001. The reformers, led by former Yugoslav President Vojislav Ko?tunica, have been unable to gain control of the Serbian presidency because three successive presidential elections have failed to produce the required 50% turnout. The assassination in March 2003 of reformist Prime Minister, Zoran ?in?i? was a major setback.

At these elections the former reformist alliance, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS), had broken up into three parts: Ko?tunica's Democratic Party of Serbia, late Prime Minister ?in?i?'s Democratic Party and the G17 Plus group of liberal economists led by Miroljub Labus.

Opposing them were the nationalist Serbian Radical Party of Vojislav ?e?elj and Milo?evi?'s Socialist Party of Serbia (descended from the former Communist Party). At the time of the election, both ?e?elj and Milo?evi? were in detention at ICTY, Milo?evi? accused of committing war crimes, ?e?elj of inspiring them.

The remaining candidate was the monarchist Serbian Renewal Movement-New Serbia (SPO-NS) coalition, led by Vuk Dra?kovi?.

Following the election the three former DOS parties (DSS, DS and G17+) fell two seats short of a parliamentary majority, holding 124 seats between them. After months of coalition talks Ko?tunica, Labus and Dra?kovi?'s parties reach an agreement with the outside support of the Socialist Party in March 2004 which enabled Ko?tunica of the DSS to become prime minister.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Serbian Radical Party 1,056,256 28.0 82 +59
Democratic Party of Serbia 678,031 18.0 53 +8
Democratic Party 481,249 12.7 37 -25
G17 Plus 438,422 11.6 34 +34
Serbian Renewal Movement-New Serbia 293,082 7.8 22 +14
Socialist Party of Serbia 291,341 7.7 22 -15
Together for Tolerance 161,765 4.3 0 -19
Democratic Alternative 84,463 2.2 0 -6
For National Unity 68,537 1.8 0 -10
Otpor! 62,545 1.7 0 0
Independent Serbia 45,211 1.2 0 -7
Socialist People's Party 27,596 0.7 0 0
Liberals of Serbia 22,852 0.6 0 -
Reformists - of the Social Democratic Party of Vojvodina - of Serbia 19,464 0.5 0 -4
Defense and Justice
  • Social Democracy
  • People's Party Justice
  • Party of Workers and Pensioners - PWP
  • Social Democratic Party of Greens
18,423 0.5 0 -9
Business Potential of Serbia and the Diaspora 14,113 0.4 0 -
Labour Party of Serbia 4,666 0.1 0 -
Yugoslav Left 3,771 0.1 0 -
Alliance of Serbs of Vojvodina 3,015 0.1 0 -
Invalid/blank votes 49,755 - - -
Total 3,824,557 100 250 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,511,450 58.7 - -
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Vote share
SRS
27.62%
DSS
17.73%
DS coalition
12.58%
G17+
11.46%
SPO-NS
7.66%
SPS
7.62%
Others
15.33%
Parliament Seats
SRS
32.80%
DSS
21.20%
DS coalition
14.80%
G17+
13.60%
SPO-NS
8.80%
SPS
8.80%

This election resulted in a Gallagher index of 11.96, which measures disproportionality of votes received and seats allocated to each party.

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  SRS  (82)
  DSS  (53)
  DS-GSS-SDU  (37)
  G17 Plus-SDP  (34)
  SPO-NS  (22)
  SPS  (22)

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1715 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Timeline: After Milosevic BBC News, 6 June 2006

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