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Alpha Research: GERB Wins Vote, 6 Parties in Parliament

GERB has won the snap parliamentary elections with 5% of the votes ahead of the second largest political formation BSP.

The 44th Parliament will include six formations, while the coalition Reformist Bloc - Glas Naroden is on the verge of the 4% threshold, showed data of sociological agency Alpha Research based on exit poll surveys at voting sections.

Nearly 75,000 Bulgarians Vote Abroad

Nearly 75,000 Bulgarians living abroad have voted in the snap elections by 17:00 hrs, announced the Foreign Ministry, cited by focus Agency. Nearly 23,700 voted in Turkey.

In Great Britain, with the second highest number of declarations, over 10,000 people voted.

So far, there are no reports of queues or voting violations there.



GERB Wins Bulgaria's Snap Elections

GERB has won the snap parliamentary elections for the 44th Parliament with 32.8% ahead of its main opponent BSP - 28.4%, reported BGNES, citing exit poll data.

The new Parliament will also include the United Patriots - 8.8%, DPS - 7.7%, Volya - 4.6%. The Reformist Bloc is on the verge - 3.8%.

Five Bulgarians Injured in Bus Crash in Hungary

Five Bulgarians have been injured in a bus crash in Hungary earlier on Sunday morning, reported Focus Agency, citing information of the Foreign Ministry.

According to the embassy in Budapest, the incident occurred at about 05:00 hrs. The bus is owned by a Bulgarian company.

The injured Bulgarian citizens have been admitted to hospital and their condition is not serious.

18th anniversary of NATO bombing commemorated

GRDELICA - A Remembrance Day ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the NATO aggression on Serbia was held Friday at the railway bridge in the Grdelica Gorge, southeastern Serbia, hit by NATO missiles on April 12, 1999 as a train full of passengers was crossing it.

Tommy Emmanuel performs at Sava Centar

BELGRADE - World-famous Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel performed at Belgrade's Sava Centar on Thursday as part of the Guitar Art Festival.

Emmanuel, one of the most highly esteemed guitarists of today, demonstrated his virtuosity in front of 2,000 fans, amalgamating swing, blues, soul and rock and roll.

Tanjug file photo

Vucic: Serbia will never go backward again

BELGRADE - I pledge to every Serbian citizen - every man, woman and child - that I will never take my duty lightly, that I will never be bigger than the country or ever take anything away from it, and that I will be ready to give everything to it, presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic said at an electoral rally in Belgrade.

Oliver Ivanovic's retrial to continue on April 27

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The retrial of Civic Initiative SDP leader Oliver Ivanovic, which began before the Kosovska Mitrovica Basic Court on Friday with the opening arguments of the defence and the prosecution, has been scheduled to resume on April 27 with witness statements.

Belgrade Dance Festival to open

BELGRADE - The 14th Belgrade Dance Festival will open at Sava Centar on Friday evening with a performance by Vancouver-based Ballet BC that will feature choreographies by Canada's Crystal Pite and Israel's Sharon Eyal.

The festival will be officially opened by ballet star Giuseppe Picone, who is also art director at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples.

Vucic, Putin confirmed to meet in Moscow Monday

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic in Moscow on Monday, March 27, the Kremlin has announced.

"A meeting will take place," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Russian RIA Novosti agency.

Tanjug file photo, S. Ilic

Serbia responds to French court in Haradinaj case

BELGRADE - Serbia's Justice Ministry on Friday sent a response to additional questions from the appeals court in Colmar, France, which is set to decide on a Serbian extradition request for Ramus Haradinaj, the ministry told Tanjug.

Ivanovic retrial begins

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The retrial of Civic Initiative SDP leader Oliver Ivanovic began before the Kosovska Mitrovica Basic Court Friday.

Most Serbians would not accept NATO apology - survey

BELGRADE - Most Serbians would not accept a NATO apology for the 1999 bombing campaign and are against their country's membership in the alliance, even though they chiefly blame the intervention on Slobodan Milosevic's policy, shows the latest survey, released by the Institute for European Affairs on Friday.

Serbia come from behind to beat Georgia in Tbilisi

TBILISI - The Serbia men's national football team defeated Georgia 3-1 (1-1) in Friday's FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D qualifier in Tbilisi.

Nika Kacharava put the home team in front after six minutes of play, but Dusan Tadic (45 min pen), Aleksandar Mitrovic (64 min) and Mijat Gacinovic (86 min) scored to give Serbia the three points.

BHC: Voting In Turkey's Bursa Too Slow

The election process in Bursa is going very slowly and a lot of people there will not be able to vote, stated for BNR Kaloyan Stoev, an observer from the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC).