Presidential election to be held on 2nd April
Serbia will hold its next presidential election on 2nd April National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojković announced yesterday. If no candidate takes more than 50% of the vote then a second round runoff will be held, probably on 16th April.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić of the right-wing Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), former Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić standing as an Independent, far-right Serbian Radical Party (SRS) leader Vojislav Šešelj, Boško Obradović of the right-wing Serbian nationalist Dveri movement and former Minister of Economy Saša Radulović of the Enough is Enough (DJB) party have all announced that they are standing.
The latest opinion polls give Aleksandar Vučić 52.3% of the vote with all other candidates down in the low teens.
Incumbent President Tomislav Nikolic will end his term in office on 31st May.