Vucic elected Serbia's new president in first round

SNS leader and Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic has declared his victory in the presidential elections held in Serbia on Sunday, April 2.

Source: B92
(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) announced on Tuesday that based on 96.06 percent of electoral material, Vucic won 55.2 percent of the vote - i.e., 1,938,854 votes.

He is followed by Sasa Jankovic (16.36 percent - 576,600 votes), Luka Maksimovic (9.43 -332,231), Vuk Jeremic (5.65 - 199,271),.

According to previously announced results, Vojislav Seselj had (4.47 - 149,578), Bosko Obradovic received 2.3 percent (76,918 votes), Sasa Radulovic 1.41 percent (47,325), Milan Stamatovic 1.2 percent (40,345), Nenad Canak 1.14 percent (38,244), Aleksandar Popovic 1.04 percent (34,987), while Miroslav Parovic placed last (0.32 percent - 10,651 votes).

The turnout was 54.6 percent of all registered voters.

Late on Sunday, CeSID and Ipsos pollsters announced that the ruling coalition's candidate had won over 50 percent of all cast ballots.

CeSID said that based on a sample of 93.3 pct of cast votes, Vucic won 55.7 percent.

Based on the same sample, Sasa Jankovic won 15.6 percent, while Luka Maksimovic received 9.6 percent of the vote.

They are followed Vuk Jeremic (5.7 percent), Vojislav Seselj (4.5), Bosko Obradovic (2.2), Sasa Radulovic (1.3), Milan Stamatovic (1.1), Nenad Canak (1.1), Aleksandar Popovic (1.1), Miroslav Parovic (0.3).

The agency estimated the turnout at around 53 percent.

CeSID said that these results can now only change by one to two percent, without changing the result - Vucic has become Serbia's president in the first round of voting.

Polling stations that opened at 07:00 CET on Sunday across Serbia closed this evening at 20:00 CET.

No major irregularities have been reported.

There were 6,724,949 registered voters who were eligible to vote in one of the 8,396 polling stations.

In Kosovo and Metohija, the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) designated 90 polling stations for 105,929 registered voters.

29 more were opened today in prisons, where a total of 9.326 citizens were eligible to cast their votes.

53 additional polling stations were located abroad for 11,590 registered citizens of Serbia. The voting took place on Saturday in Britain, Canada, and the US

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