Far-right set to make gains as EU hopeful Serbia votes

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Belgrade on April 24, 2016Serbians voted Sunday in a general election that was likely to return pro-European Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to power but also give a voice in parliament to the pro-Russian far-right. While Vucic’s Progressive Party is projected to win about half of the votes, ultra-nationalists who want the Balkan country to deepen its alliance with Russia, instead of Europe, are also expected to make a comeback. After failing to win seats in the past two elections, the hardline Radical party is polling in third place, meaning its virulently anti-Western leader Vojislav Seselj could become the leading opposition figure in parliament.

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