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Vucic set to become Serbia's new prime minister after parliamentary elections


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Vucic set to become Serbia's new prime minister after parliamentary elections

Alexsander Vucic’s centre right Progessive Party has won an estimated 50 percent of votes cast in Serbia’s snap election, according to exit polls.

That figure is based on a partial vote-count around an hour after polls closed and seems certain to give the party an absolute majority in parliament.

The Progressive Party had called the ballot after 18 months in coalition government. Leader Vucic, who is set to become prime minister, said reforms and jobs creation would be the main issues for the new government.

The Socialists of outgoing Prime Minister Ivica Dacic were running second with around 15 percent.

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