Hundreds protest in Belgrade over Vucic presidential win

Hundreds protest in Belgrade over Vucic presidential win
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Anti-Vucic protests in Belgrade with critics accusing PM of tightening his rule with a landslide presidential win

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Hundreds of protesters have marched in front of Serbia’s parliament buildings in the capital Belgrade for a second night.

Blowing whistles and chanting “no to dictatorship” they have been angered by Sunday ‘s overwhelming victory of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in a presidential election.

Although most did have specific demands others called the Serbian leader an autocrat.

Day 2: Protests in #Serbia organised around the country, largest one in #Belgrade, reasons: 'rigged' elections, media freedom and Vucic. pic.twitter.com/m7wQvUH63f

— Sergej Dojcinovic (@Serdjosega) April 4, 2017

Vucic won the presidency in a landslide, trouncing the opposition and confirming his domination over the Balkan country.

Although his new job is largely ceremonial, Vucic is expected to retain de facto power through control of his ruling Serbian Progressive Party.

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