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Official Tally Confirms Victory For Serbian Prime Minister's Coalition

Serbian Prime Minster Aleksandar Vucic
Serbian Prime Minster Aleksandar Vucic

An official vote tally from Serbia’s April 24 general election has confirmed that incumbent pro-European Union parties have won a landslide victory.

But the results also show pro-Russian nationalists are returning to parliament for the first time since 2012.

With 96 percent of the ballots counted, the state electoral commission said the Progressive Party of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic had won 48 percent.

Vucic’s Socialist coalition partner got 11 percent of the vote.

Two right-wing parties lagged far behind -- the Radical Party with 8 percent and DSS-Dveri with 5 percent.

But both of those parties won enough votes to have deputies in Serbia’s 250-seat parliament.

Three pro-Western opposition parties -- the Democrats, the Social Democrats, and the new reformist party Dosta Je Bilo (It's Enough) -- were each hovering slightly above the 5 percent threshold needed to win seats in parliament.

With reporting by RFE/RL’s Balkan Service, AP, Reuters, AFP, dpa, and B-92

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