The Guardian: Serbian PM elected president as EU warns over increased powers
Aleksandar Vučić’s landslide win tightens his rule in country where his Serbian Progressive party dominates parliament
Serbia’s prime minister, Aleksandar Vučić, has won by a landslide in the country’s presidential election, further strengthening his rule in the Balkan country.
The state election commission said after counting 91% of ballots that Vučić won 55% of votes, followed by the liberal candidate Saša Janković with 16%, and Luka Maksimović, a parody politician, with 9%.
The triumph in Sunday’s ballot is a major boost for Vučić, who is expected to further tighten his already firm grip on power in Serbia. Vučić’s Serbian Progressive party (SNS) also dominates parliament.
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