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Serbians Vote in Snap Elections

Serbians began voting on Sunday in parliamentary elections, which will be the fifth in a row since President Aleksandar Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party came to power in 2012.
Voting began on Sunday morning in over 8,200 voting sections and will last until 8 p.m. local time.
Vucic cast his ballot in the voting section in the New Belgrade municipality after waiting in line with other citizens.
“I expect a good turnout. I expect a landslide victory,” he told journalists afterwards.
The snap elections were triggered by weekly protests across Serbia, sparked by two mass shootings in May. The first shooting took place at a school in Belgrade, where a teenager shot dead nine students and a security guard. A day later, a young man opened fire in a village near the Serbian capital, killing eight people. The protesters demanded that the government take responsibility and that further promotion of violence in the media and public space be stopped.
These are the fourth snap legislative elections since the Serbian Progressive Party took office. The most recent ones were held in April 2022.
In addition to the parliamentary vote, local elections are taking place in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and more than 60 municipalities, including Belgrade.
Some 6.5 million Serbians are eligible to vote. They will elect 250 MPs among 2,800 candidates from 18 lists.