President Boris Tadić has resigned, precipitating a presidential election. The election will take place on 6 May at the same time as the parliamentary and local elections.
There seems to be a good chance that Tadić will be re-elected. SETimes confirms that Tadić is more popular than his own Democratic Party. In this context, his decision to step down is being seen as a strategy to help bolster support for the Democrats at the legislative election.
Art. 116 of the 2006 constitution states that “No one shall be elected to a position of the President of the Republic more than twice.” Tadić was elected in 2004 and 2008. However, he has only been elected once under the current constitution. Therefore, he is eligible to stand again.
The acting president is Slavica Đukić Dejanović, the President of the National Assembly.