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Serbia's centre-right wins snap poll by landslide: Estimate

Published on Mar 17, 2014 5:59 AM
 
A Serbian voter casts her ballot at a polling station in Belgrade on March 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BELGRADE (AFP) - Serbia's ruling centre-right Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) party was set for a landslide victory in snap polls on Sunday, according to observer estimates, cementing its grip on power after pledging tough economic reforms and a route into the European Union (EU).

The SNS won around 50 per cent of the vote, giving it a majority in the 250-seat parliament, independent electoral monitors Cesid said.

If confirmed in final results, it would be the highest score in Serbia's parliamentary elections since 1990, after the fall of communism, and would also allow the party to form a government on its own.

SNS official Nebojsa Stefanovic said his party had won 49.3 per cent of the vote.

 
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