Ruling Serbian Progressive Party wins parliamentary elections

Mon 25 Apr 2016

Ruling Serbian Progressive Party wins parliamentary elections

On 24 April early parliamentary elections took place in Serbia, where Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 48,28 percent of the votes. According to Vučić his government has been held back by opposition and the elections were needed to solve the social conflict that is blocking reforms.

Based on 97 percent of the counted ballots, second largest was the SPS-JS coalition with 11,02 percent and third  came the Serbian Radical Party (SRS, Šešelj) with 8,04 percent. More parties crossed the threshold of 5 percent: the left-wing coalition led by Democratic Party DS (NOVA-DSHV-ZZS), the Its Enough Movement (DJB), the left SDS-LDP-LSV coalition (alliance for a better Serbia) and the DSS-Dveri.

Party Result 2016 Result 2014
Serbian Progressive Party of PM Vučić (SNS, former Radicals) 48,25% 48,35%
Serbian Socialist Party of FM Dačić (SPS, formerly led by Milošević) 11,01% 13,49%
Serbian Radical Party (SRS, Šešelj) 8,05% 2,01%
Democratic Party (DS), sister party led by Bojan Pajtić 6,04% 6,03%
It's Enough Movement (Radulović, liberal party) 5,95% 2,09%
SDS-LDP-LSV (Tadić, Jovanović and Čanak left wing coalition)
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