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Serbia: Victory for ruling party in parliamentary vote

Serbia's ruling Progressive Party (SNS) has won a landslide victory in Europe's first national election since the coronavirus crisis began, according to projections on Sunday evening, Deutsche Welle reports. Opposition parties boycotted the poll and Covid-19 fears prompted many voters to stay home. A sample of polling stations by pollsters put president Aleksandar Vučić's SNS firmly in the lead, with 63.4% of the vote.

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