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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.