Serbian Progressive Party Ticket Wins Local Elections in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Nis Uncertain | Beta Briefing

Serbian Progressive Party Ticket Wins Local Elections in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Nis Uncertain

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News / Politics | 03.06.24 | access_time 20:33

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The ticket headed by the Serbian Progressive Party won 366,345 votes in the June 2 local elections in Belgrade, or 52.8 percent of ballots cast, while the Get Going for Change - Savo Manojlovic ticket won 122,898 votes, or 17.71 percent, the Serbian Electoral Commission announced on June 3.

Based on the results of processing data from 1,195 out of a total of 1,265 polling stations, the Commission announced that 12.5 percent of voters who turned out voted for the We Choose Belgrade ticket, while 8.14 percent of them voted for the ticket We - The Strength of the People - Branimir Nestorovic.

The Russian Party ticket received 1.16 percent of votes cast, the For a Green Belgrade - Dr Dejan Zujovic ticket received 1.15 percent, while all other tickets received less than one percent of the votes.

According to the current Electoral Commission records, 697,680 voters voted in the June 2 election for the City of Belgrade Assembly, or 46.16 of registered voters.

According to the preliminary results of the elections in Novi Sad announced by CESID (Center for Free and Democratic Elections) and the IPSOS market and public opinion research company after processing 100 percent of the sample, the coalition around the Serbian Progressive Party won 53.1 percent of votes, while Get Going for Change won 9.7 percent of votes. Two more parties crossed the election threshold -- the Heroes - Misa Baculov ticket, with 3.8 percent, and the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, with 1.2 percent of votes.

The Nis City Electoral Commission said in a press release that the Aleksandar Vucic - Nis Tomorrow ticket won a majority of votes and councilor seats -- 44.31 percent of votes and 30 seats in a city assembly of 61, while opposition parties will collectively get 30 seats. The Russian Party ticket will have one councilor seat.

Miodrag Peric, who headed the Russian Party ticket, has confirmed that he will back the Aleksandar Vucic - Nis Tomorrow ticket.

Representatives of the We Choose Nis - Djordje Stankovic coalition, however, claim that the Serbian Progressive Party has won 29 councilor seats and have filed a request with the City Electoral Commission to review the election materials.

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