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The snap parliamentary elections in Serbia offered people a genuine choice and respected fundamental freedoms, said international vote monitors from the OSCE.
Crimea, Kosovo, and double standards
BELGRADE -- The French daily Le Figaro has an article comparing reactions in western countries and their media to declarations of independence made by Crimea and Kosovo.
The conclusion the newspaper made is that "officials are applying double standards," while the media tend to "forget."
BRUSSELS - MP of the European Parliament (EP) Tanja Fajon stated on Monday that Serbia should constitute the government as soon as possible after the early parliamentary elections to prevent slowdown of the European integration process.
On her Twitter account, Fajon expressed the hope that the winners would constitute the government as soon as possible.
BELGRADE - The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS)-led coalition swept 158 seats in the Serbian parliament, the SPS-led coalition secured 44 seats, the Democratic Party (DS) - 19, and the New Democratic Party -18 seats, according to the data by the national electoral commission (RIK) based on 99.08 percent of the polling stations or 99.44 percent of the electorate.
KRAGUJEVAC - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said on Monday that leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic will be the next prime minister, but that he will begin talks with the prime minister-designate after the formation of parliamentary groups in the Serbian parliament and discussions with them.
10 years since massive anti-Serb violence in Kosovo
BELGRADE -- Monday marks ten years since ethnic Albanians in Kosovo launched a widespread campaign of violence targeting Serbs in the province.
The incidents that took place on March 17 and 18, 2004, known in Serbia as "the March pogrom," and resulted in 4,012 Serbs driven out of their homes.