Serbs go to polls to elect president, new parliament

Belgrade, Apr 3 (EFE).- Serbs on Sunday were at the polls electing a president and a new parliament.

The favorites are incumbent president Aleksandar Vucic, who is seeking a second five-year term in office, and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in the parliament.

The elections were called by Vucic, an ultra-nationalist turned pro-Western liberal, in order to secure an absolute majority of his party.

His opponents, meanwhile, accuse him of authoritarianism as his party has been in power since 2012.

Some 6.5 million people are eligible to cast their ballots in 8,255 polling stations, which open at 7.00 am and close at 8.00 pm.

Results are expected later in the evening.EFE


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