03:33 GMT03 March 2021
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    Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic claims that the victory of Serbia’s ruling Progressive party in Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections will put the country on the fast track toward EU integration.

    BELGRADE (Sputnik) — The victory of Serbia’s ruling Progressive party in Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections will put the Balkan country on the fast track toward EU integration, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said.

    Exit poll data show that Vucic’s conservative party is set to win over 50 percent of votes. Vucic claimed victory late Sunday.

    "Serbia will continue along the European path and we will try to speed it up," Vucic told his supporters at the party headquarters.

    "As I said before, we will make no compromises and we will preserve our traditional friendship and relations with Russia and China, as well as with the United States and other countries," he stressed.

    The Progressive Party’s victory will give it the parliamentary majority and a mandate to go on with reforms needed to join the European Union. Serbia formally applied for EU membership in 2009.


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