50.3 pct of eligible voters cast votes by 7 p.m.

BELGRADE – According to voter turnout figures, 50.3 percent of Serbia’s eligible voters cast their votes in the country’s early parliamentary elections by 7 p.m. Sunday, the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) said.

Viewed by regions, turnout was highest in central Serbia (52.3 percent), Belgrade (47.6 percent), and Vojvodina (49.2 percent), CeSiD Executive Director Marko Blagojevic told a news conference at the Tanjug Press Club.

Figures from the parliamentary elections in 2012 show 53.6 percent of eligible voter population went to the polls by 7 p.m. that year.

A total of 6,765,998 citizens had the right to vote in these elections and were able to cast their votes at a total of 8,262 polling places, which were open until 8 p.m. today.

The elections for a 250-seat Serbian parliament were also organized in Kosovo-Metohija.

Photo Tanjug Video, camera operator Slobodan Spanic

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