According to the first estimates, the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of President Aleksandar Vučić won the early parliamentary elections in Serbia.
Projections by the IPSOS agency and the Serbian non-governmental organization CeSID assign it a gain of 46.7 percent of the vote, i.e. 129 out of a total of 250 seats.
According to the forecast, 23 percent of people voted for the united opposition coalition Serbia against violence, which would mean 63 mandates. A total of six entities would enter the Serbian parliament.
The SNS has the majority even according to the first results from 240 polling stations published by the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK).
Polling stations closed at 20:00 and President Vučić predicted before 21:00 at the SNS staff that the results “will be better than estimates”. The data at the time was only from a few cities.
“I can’t say anything about Belgrade because not a single ballot was counted in Belgrade,” he added. As Nauzal reported earlier, the SNS could lose in the race for the post of mayor of the capital.
Serbs headed to the polls less than two years later and decided not only on the composition of the 250-member parliament, but also on the leadership of the autonomous region of Vojvodina and dozens of city councils.