Serbia’s conservative Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, has won the presidential election already in the first round, the state election commission confirmed on Monday.
It said that so far, of 91 per cent cent of the ballots counted, Vucic had 55.1 per cent of the votes.
Only one of the 10 runners fielded by the fragmented opposition scored in the double digits: former ombudsman Sasa Jankovic with 16.27 per cent of the votes cast.
Luka Maksimovic, who ran as the satirical character Ljubisa Preletacevic Beli, was the biggest surprise of the election with 9.44 per cent.
The biggest losers, according to local observers, were former foreign minister and UN General Assembly president Vuk Jeremic with 5.64 per cent and the ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj with 4.47 per cent.
Vucic said after declaring victory that he would remain prime minister for another two months.
The incumbent Tomislav Nikolic’s term expires on May 31. (NAN)