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President Vučić's party leads in Serbia's parliamentary elections

President Vučić's party leads in Serbia's parliamentary elections President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić (photo: Getty Images)

In the Republic of Serbia, parliamentary and municipal elections took place on Sunday, December 17. According to preliminary results, the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), led by the incumbent President of the country, Aleksandar Vučić, is reported to be leading in the elections, reports

It is noted that voters were choosing representatives for the Serbian and local parliaments.

According to the vote count by the social service CeSID/IPSOS, the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), led by the country's president Aleksandar Vučić, is leading in the elections with a result of 46.4% of the votes. The second position is held by the center-left alliance Serbia Against Violence with 23.3%.

In third place, according to the calculations, is the Socialist Party (SPS) with 6.7%, and in fourth place is the opposition coalition NADA with 4.8%.

Early parliamentary elections in Serbia

On November 1, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić dissolved the parliament and scheduled early parliamentary and local elections for December 17, 2023. Previous general elections in Serbia took place in April 2022, and the scheduled parliamentary elections were set for 2026.

In April, Vučić stepped down as the leader of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party. The new president of the SNS became the then-Minister of Defense of Serbia, Miloš Vučević.

It's worth noting that despite the war in Ukraine and EU sanctions against Vladimir Putin's regime, Belgrade and Moscow continue their cooperation.

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, stated that Serbia should review its ties with Russia and align its foreign policy with EU policies.