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President Vucic’s SNS eventually takes over 60 percent of the Serbian parliament

July 6, 2020

Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of President Aleksandar Vucic has won 188 seats out of a total of 250, 60.65 percent of the vote in parliament after the final review of the parliamentary elections held on June 21, allowing the ruling party to form a government without other political ones To have powers.

The Serbian Electoral Commission officially released this Sunday that the SNS received 60.65 percent of the vote, well ahead of the Socialist Party led by Ivica Dacic, which received 10.38 percent of the support. This means 32 seats in Serbian Houses of Parliament.

Five further electoral lists will be represented in parliament, the Serbian Patriotic Alliance under the leadership of the former water polo player Aleksandar Sapic with 3.83 percent of the vote and four coalitions of ethnic minorities that do not have to overcome the set election barrier in 3 percent of the support.

President Vucic’s SNS eventually takes over 60 percent of the Serbian parliament
President Vucic’s SNS eventually takes over 60 percent of the Serbian parliament

The elections, the first in Europe after the outbreak of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, took place in the presence of around 3,300 local observers and 111 foreigners, including representatives of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)) from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The parliamentary elections in Serbia, which finally had a turnout of almost 50 percent, were originally scheduled for April 19, but were postponed by the global emergency declaration for the coronavirus pandemic.