Progressives pace Serbian elections

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 7 (UPI) -- The Serbian Progressive Party-led coalition captured the most seats -- 73 -- in weekend parliamentary elections, officials said Monday.

The Center for Free Elections and Democracy said second place in the voting went to the Democratic Party-led coalition, which won 68 seats, Tanjug reported.


The Socialist Party of Serbia coalition won 45 seats, followed by the Democratic Party of Serbia and the U-Turn coalition, each with 20 seats each.

The remaining parties winning seats in Parliament were the United Regions of Serbia, 16 seats; the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, five seats; and the Sandzak Party of Democratic Action, None of the Above and All Together, one seat each.

The Serb Radical Party and Dveri did not win the minimum votes necessary to be seated in Parliament, the center said.

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