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Progressives win 63 seats in Belgrade city assembly

Progressives win 63 seats in Belgrade city assembly

BELGRADE -- The final results of the City Electoral Commission (GIK) show the SNS won 43.62 percent and secured 63 councilor seats in the Belgrade City Assembly.

Kurz congratulates Vucic on landslide victory

VIENNA - Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has congratulated Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Aleksandar Vucic on the landslide electoral win.

In that victory I see a clear message from the Serbian citizens that the course of EU accession, advocated by the SNS, must be continued consistently, Kurz said in a statement on Monday.

Fuele: Serbian citizens committed to continuation of EU path

BRUSSELS - European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele congratulated Serbia on the successfully conducted elections and underscored that the results prove that citizens are committed to the continuation of European integration.

Croat Leaders Congratulate Serbian Progressives

"I congratulate those who won such excellent election results," Pusic in Brussels, referring to last weekend's general election in neighbouring Serbia, in which the Serbian Progressive Party won a landslide victory.

Vucic: I will talk with Djilas too

BELGRADE - Leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic said that he is open to talks on constitution of the government with (leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia) Ivica Dacic, (leader of the Democratic Serbia) Dragan Djilas, (leader of the New Democratic Party) Boris Tadic and representatives of national minorities.

Serbia respects Bosnia's territorial integrity

SARAJEVO - Head of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic has said that Serbia respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina and is prepared to hold joint meetings of the two countries' governments.

Alleged Balkan Drugs Lord Darko Saric Surrenders

Saric, who is accused of heading an organised-crime gang involved in large-scale drug smuggling, surrendered to police after coming to an agreement with the Belgrade authorities to give himself up, Serbian justice minister Nikola Selakovic told a press conference on Tuesday.

Intl. observers: Genuinely democratic elections

Intl. observers: Genuinely democratic elections

BELGRADE -- International observers have said that early parliamentary elections in Serbia were carried out in keeping with the law and with respect for basic freedoms.

But they also expressed concern over the lack of transparency in the media ownership structure and insufficient independence of journalists.

GIK: SNS wins 63 councillor seats in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The final results of the City Electoral Commission (GIK) show that Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 43.62 percent of votes in Belgrade and secured 63 councillor seats in the Belgrade City Assembly, and other seats will be distributed among the Democratic Party (DS), the coalition of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS) and United Serbia

Serbia Progressives Seek Snap Polls in Vojvodina

After their triumphs in the general election and in polls in the capital, the Progressive Party has its eye on toppling the Democrats' last bastion - the northern province of Vojvodina.

Ashton announces visit to Belgrade

Ashton announces visit to Belgrade

BRUSSELS -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton congratulated on Monday the Serbian people on the successful electoral process, Tanjug reported.

She also announced that she would visit Belgrade soon.

Memorial service held for KiM pogrom victims

PRISTINA -Bishop Teodosije of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija served a memorial service at the St. Nikola Churć in Pristina on Monday for the Serbs killed in the pogrom by Albanian extremists in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) ten years ago.

Janjic:Serbia gets stable govt,Constitution change to follow

BELGRADE - Dusan Janjic, director of the Forum for Ethnic Relations, stated on Monday that the victory of the list led by the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is legal, legitimate and binding, adding that Serbia will get a stable government, which will no longer be in a position to complain about the coalitional partners, while a change of the Constitution may be expected in a year and a half.

Ashton congratulates Serbia on successful electoral process

BELGRADE - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton congratulated on Monday the Serbian people on the successful electoral process and announced that she would visit Belgrade soon.

I congratulate the people of Serbia on the elections, Ashton told a news conference after a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday.

International observers: Elections carried out regularly

BELGRADE - International observers stated on Monday that the early parliamentary elections in Serbia were carried out in keeping with the law and with respect for basic freedoms, but they also expressed concern over the lack of transparency in the media ownership structure and insufficient independence of journalists.

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