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Forecast: Serbia's ruling party stands to landslide

the Ruling party, The Progressive Party (SNS) stands for a landslide victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Serbia. The election was marked by a boycott from most of the opposition.

the Party seems to get 63 percent of the vote, showing the first forecasts from research Ipsos and the independent observer CeSID.

This writes the news agency Reuters.

- I'm grateful to the people for this historic support, " says president Aleksandar Vucic, who leads the SNS, in a victory statement.

the Election of the number two will be the socialist party, the SPS, with around 10 percent. SPS is in government with the SNS.

the Forecast shows that the election of the number three being the small opposition party Spas with 3.9 percent. No other parties seem to clear the electoral threshold of three percent.

This is mainly due to large parts of the opposition have boycotted the elections. It has also helped to reduce the turnout.

last year, announced the Serbian opposition that it would boycott the elections.

It is done in an attempt to attract foreign attention on the democratic decline, which, according to the opposition taking place under president Aleksandar Vucics management. It writes the news agency dpa.

the Opposition accuses Vucic to manipulate both the media and the economy in an attempt to ensure re-election.

the Turnout was a little over 59 percent, informs a spokesman for Serbia's statistical bureau according to the news agency Tass.

An hour before the polling stations closed at 20, had just 45 percent of the electorate voted. It showed a measurement of Ipsos, according to Tass.

Polls have in advance predicted a big victory for Vucics ruling party, the SNS.

He was popular even before the coronaudbruddet hit Serbia. But his handling of the outbreak has caused his popularity to rise further.

Corona has claimed the lives of around 260 out of Serbia, with around nine million inhabitants life. For comparison, Denmark has about 600 died, but with fewer inhabitants.

Large parts of the opposition hope that the turnout will end up below 50 percent. It will send a signal of the widespread dissatisfaction with Vucic, writes dpa.

Parts of the opposition chose to drop the boycott, after the electoral threshold was lowered from five to three percent. Thus the appearance of smaller parties a chance to be elected into parliament.

the Elections should have taken place in april, but was postponed due to the global coronaudbrud.

All election officials wore masks and gloves, and the same offer was given to the electorate - in addition to the containers with håndsprit.

In all, had barely 6.6 million serbs the opportunity to vote at Sunday's elections. In addition to the members of the parliament were also elected representatives for regional and local governments.

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