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Socialists emerge as kingmakers after opposition Progressives take narrow lead over Democrats in general election; Tadic and Nikolic to go through to second round in presidential race.
The Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Werner Almhofer, expressed his satisfaction with the peaceful and orderly completion of voting in Kosovo.
All polling stations have closed across Serbia as scheduled in elections that appear to have passed without major incidents.
The OSCE's Mission to Kosovo, which facilitates Serbia's parliamentary and presidential elections in Kosovo, says that all 90 polling stations have been opened by 08:15.
As Serbs head to the polls to elect a new president, national and provincial parliaments and local assemblies, polls predict a tight race between the ruling Democrats and opposition Progressives.
The pre-election silence lasts until Sunday, when people will vote for a new president as well as for national and provincial parliaments and local assemblies.
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on all parties in Kosovo to remain calm during the parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
In Serbian bettting shops, punters are putting their money on the Progressive leader Tomislav Nikolic winning the presidential race and the Democrats' Dragan Djilas winning the race to be Belgrade mayor.
Belgraders will have 13 choices on their ballots on the local elections.
The monitoring mission of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which will observe this Sunday's elections in Serbia, will comprise more than 35 members, the organisation has announced.
The EU enlargement commissioner says Brussels hopes political forces fully committed to EU integration and regional cooperation will win on May 6.
Hashim Thaci’s government has greeted the OSCE’s decision to facilitate Serbian elections in Kosovo, as it means that Serbia itself will not be be playing any role in the voting.
Reconciliation and dealing with wartime past are not on the agenda of political parties and their leaders in the upcoming Serbian elections.
As the Serbian election campaign nears the finishing line, the university qualifications of the Progressive Party leader have become an issue.
OSCE will organise Serbian presidential and parliamentary elections in Kosovo according to an agreement reached on Monday, top OSCE official says.
This spring almost 7 million Serbians are entitled to vote in presidential, general, provincial and local elections.
Since the renewal of multi-party politics in 1990 power has oscillated between a variety of parties in Serbia and votes have often followed by allegations of frauds and protests.
Twelve years after the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic, the scene has changed significantly as parties rise, fall and change their minds. See Balkan Insight's profiles of Serbia's ruling and opposition parties.
Since the first multi-party elections were held in 1990, Serbia has often had acting heads of state, while many of those elected ended their terms before their mandates expired.
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