SNS Will Have 121 Parliamentary Seats, the Main Opposition 37

After unusually canceling news conferences before the polls closed on Sunday (03.04) night, Serbia’s Election Commission (RIK) continued publishing results on its website, showing 58.54 turnouts based on 90.6 votes counted and the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) winning 43.2 percent securing 121 seats in the 250-strong country’s Parliament, and Aleksandar Vucic winning his second consecutive term in the first round.

According to RIK’s results, the opposition ‘United for Belgrade’s Victory’ won 13.3 percent of the votes, or 37 mandates, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) coalition 11.6 votes or 32 mandates, and the right-wing opposition coalition ‘Hope’ (Nada) 5.3 percent of the votes, or 14 parliamentary seats.

Three more coalitions and parties crossed the three percent threshold: the green-left ‘We Must’ opposition coalition with 4.4. percent of the votes or 12 mandates, right-wing ‘Patriotic Bloc’ with 3.8 percent or ten mandates, and “Oath Keepers’ with 3.7 percent or ten seats.

Hungarian, Bosniak, and Albanian minority parties will have 14 deputies in a new Parliament. RIK said on its website that other parties failed to cross the three percent threshold.

Based on 91.8 percent of votes counted, RIK said that Aleksandar Vucic won 59 percent of the votes at the presidential elections, cementing his second term in a row. His main opponent, Zdravko Ponos of the ‘United for Serbia’s Victory’ coalition, won the support of 18 percent of the people who cast their ballot. Right-wing coalition ‘NADA’ candidate Milos Jovanovic was in third place with 5.9 percent of the vote, followed by ‘Patriotic Bloc’ candidate Bosko Obradovic with 4.4 percent and ‘Oath Keepers’ party candidate Milica Djurdjevic Stamenkovski with 4.3 percent of votes, RIK added on its website. According to the REC data, the turnout was 58.6 percent.