Parties retreat into election silence

BELGRADE - The campaign ended for the early parliamentary elections that will be held in Serbia on Sunday, March 16, and election silence will be in force until the close of polls at 8 p.m. the same day.

In these polls, 6,767, 324 citizens will be eligible to vote and elect 250 MPs for the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

As of 7 a.m., electors will be able to vote at 8,262 polling stations across Serbia, including the northern province of Vojvodina and the southern province of Kosovo-Metohija, where 90 polling stations will be opened.

The Serbian nationals will be able to vote at 35 polling stations in 20 countries, including the neighboring ones- Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro.

Those living in the United Kingdom and the United States will be able to vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time on March 15.

According to the official data, around 4 million Serbian citizens live abroad, and according to the data of diplomatic and consular offices, around 3,500 registered for voting.

The citizens of Serbia living in Canada and some other states will not be able to vote, as less than 100 eligible voters registered for casting their ballot.

The citizens of Serbia that have not registered for voting abroad will be able to exercise their voting right in the place of residence in Serbia.

The elections results from polling stations abroad cannot be published before the close of polls in Serbia.

The ballot paper will contain 19 lists of parties, coalitions and groups of citizens. The Serbian-Progressive Party (SNS) -Aleksandar Vucic will appear first on the ballot, then goes the coalition comprising the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) -Party of United...

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