Responsibilities

The President of the Republic shall be elected at direct elections, by secret ballot.

The term of office of the President shall last five years, and begin from the day of taking of the oath before the National Assembly.
 
The President of the Republic shall express state unity of the Republic of Serbia and represent the Republic of Serbia in the country and abroad.
The President of the Republic shall propose to the National Assembly a candidate for Prime Minister whenever a new Government is elected and shall be obliged to propose the candidate who can ensure election of Government.
 
The President of the Republic may return a promulgated law to the National Assembly for reconsideration if he/she considers that the law is not in line with the Constitution or that it is in contravention of the endorsed international treaties or the generally accepted rules of international law or that the law was adopted without respecting the procedure stipulated for the adoption of laws or that the law does not regulate a certain area appropriately.
 
The President of the Republic may, in accordance with the Constitution and the law, dissolve the National Assembly at the proposal and with the explanation of the Government and take a decision on calling elections for deputies of the National Assembly.
The President of the Republic shall issue a decree on the promulgation of laws, dissolve the National Assembly, appoint and recall Ambassadors of the Republic of Serbia, award honours and appoint, promote and dismiss officers of the Army of Serbia. By adopting a decision, the President of the Republic shall call elections for national deputies, propose to the National Assembly a candidate for Prime Minister, grant amnesties, appoint the Secretary General to the President of the Republic, the Chief of Office of the President of the Republic, advisors to the President of the Republic and other officials of the General Secretariat of the President of the Republic.
President of the Republic shall command the Army and appoint, promote and dismiss officers of the Army of Serbia.
 
 
Regulations applied in the exercise of powers by the President of the Republic
·         Constitution of the Republic of Serbia («Official Journal of RS», No. 98/06)
·         Constitutional Law on the Implementation of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia («Official Journal of RS», No. 98/06)
·         Law on the President of the Republic («Official Journal of RS», No. 111/07)
·         Law on the Election of the President of the Republic («Official Journal of RS», No. 111/07)
·         Amnesty Law («Official Journal of RS», Nos. 49/95, 50/95)
·         Law on Publishing the Laws and Other Regulations and General Enactments and on Issuance of the «Official Journal of RS» («Official Journal of RS», No. 72/91)
·         Criminal Code («Official Journal of RS», Nos. 85/05, 88/05 and 107/05)
·         Law on Proceedings before the Constitutional Court and the Legal Effects of its Decisions («Official Journal of RS», Nos. 32/91, 67/93 and 101/05)
·         Law Preventing the Conflict of Interest in Holding Public Offices («Official Journal of RS», No. 43/04)
·         Law on Government («Official Journal of RS», Nos. 55/05, 71/05 and 101/07)
·         Law on the State Seal of the Republic of Serbia («Official Journal of RS», No. 101/07)
·         Law on the Seal of the State and Other Authorities («Official Journal of RS», No. 101/07)
·         Law on the Constitutional Court («Official Journal of RS», No. 109/07)
·         Law on Defence («Official Journal of RS», No. 116/07)
·         Law on the Army of Serbia («Official Journal of RS», No. 116/07)
·         Foreign Affairs Law («Official Journal of RS», No. 116/07)
·         Law on the Basis of Organization of the Security Services of the Republic of Serbia («Official Journal of RS», No. 116/07)