Serbia

Vučić gets more time but with a reduced majority


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Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić’s alliance, “Serbia Is Winning” which is led by the
Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), has won Sunday’s general election but with a reduced majority.

The SNS alliance has ended up with 131 of the 250 seats in the National Assembly, down 27 seats which leaves them more vulnerable to an opposition which contains a greater variety of lists. In particular the far-right Serbian Radical Party (SRS), coming third and taking 22 seats.

The main opposition list of Ivica Dačić and his Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) also dropped seats, taking 29 seats, down 15 seats on their 2014 result.

The centre-left Democratic Party (DS) and its list called “For A Just Serbia” dropped five seats to take 16 seats. Meanwhile the centrist Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) list “Alliance for a Better Serbia) dropped five seats to take 13 seats but a new list called “Enough is Enough” led by former Minister of Economy, Saša Radulović, enters parliament for the first time with 16 seats. Five smaller parties also won some representation in the new National Assembly.

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