RIK: Nikolić won 49.51, Tadić 47.35 percent
Source: Beta, Tanjug
BELGRADE -- The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) stated on Monday that Tomislav Nikolić won 49.51 and Boris Tadić won 47.35 percent of the vote.
This is according to preliminary results from 99.07 polling stations that have been processed so far.
46.32 voters cast their ballots in the second round of the presidential election, or 3,120,379 out of 6,736,028 eligible voters.
1,544,259 citizens voted for Nikolić and 1,476,868 for Tadić.
According to RIK, there were 3.15 percent of invalid ballots or 98,215.
RIK Spokesman Miodrag Petrović told Beta news agency that ballots from 90 polling stations in Kosovo, which were transferred to the southern Serbian towns of Raška and Vranje, should be delivered to RIK after 18:00 CET on Monday.
RIK will announce the final results of the presidential run-off 96 hours after the closing of the polls, on May 19 at 20:00 at the latest.
According to the Center for Free Elections (CeSID) final estimate of the presidential run-off results, Nikolić won 49.8 and Boris Tadić 47 percent.
The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) stated last night that Nikolić won 49.76 percent of the vote, while Tadić won 47.15 percent.
CeSID Program Director Marko Blagojević told a press conference that a total voter turnout had been 46.3 percent, which is less than in any elections since 2004.
According to preliminary results, Nikolić won 48.9 percent of the votes in Belgrade, while Tadić won 47.4 percent.
As far as central Serbia is concerned, Nikolić won 53.2 percent and Tadić 44 percent.
Tadić won more votes only in Vojvodina – 52.2 percent, while Nikolić got 44.2 percent of the vote.
Blagojević explained that the results from Kosovo could not affect the election result.
He also pointed out that the number of spoiled votes was 3.2 percent and that the usual number had so far been 2.5 percent.
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BRUSSELS -- Top EU officials on Monday congratulated Tomislav Nikolić on his victory in Serbia's presidential elections, Tanjug news agency reported.
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WASHINGTON, BELGRADE -- Election results in Serbia and Tomislav Nikolić’s victory have caused Serbia to get a bigger media attention in the U.S.
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ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 14:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
VIENNA -- The leader of the European Parliament's second largest group says the victory of Tomislav Nikolić was "a huge blow to the European policy in the Balkans".
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MOSCOW -- Russia's President Vladmir Putin has congratulated Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Tomislav Nikolić on the election victory, the Kremlin has stated.
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BELGRADE -- Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) leader Rasim Ljajić says negotiations about the new government could take longer due to Tomislav Nikolić’s victory.
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BELGRADE -- Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Vincent Degert has congratulated Tomislav Nikolić on his victory in the second round of the presidential elections.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 09:16 | Source: B92, Blic | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Commenting on Tomislav Nikolić's victory, Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) leader Ivica Dačić has said that "everything will be more complicated from now on".