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Serbian Election Fever Boosts Party Memberships

As the election campaign fuels people's interest in joining political parties, the total membership of all parties in Serbia now exceeds 2 million in the country of 7 million.

Bojana Barlovac
BIRN
Belgrade

Some 70,000 Serbians have joined political parties since the beginning of this election year, taking the total over the 2-million barrier in the country of 7 million.

General, local and presidential elections are due in the country on May 6.

The ruling Democratic Party now has 192,064 members while the biggest opposition party, the Progressive Party, has 300,000 members.

In the southern town of Leskovac, more than 60 per cent of its inhabitants who are entitled to vote are members of political parties. According to the records of 15 party committees, there are 70,000 people with membership cards in the town of 123,937 voters.

The Republic Electoral Commission is to announce on Monday the number of lists that will be taking part in the elections.

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