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A Serbian opposition social gathering formally lodged a criticism on Friday towards alleged fraud by President Aleksandar Vucic’s ruling social gathering throughout parliamentary and native elections final month.

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The transfer follows weeks of controversy that noticed hundreds take to the streets following accusations of official malfeasance throughout the elections.

“We are starting the legal battle today,” mentioned Miodrag Gavrilovic, a Serbian MP and vice-president of the Democratic Party (DS), who can be a member of the “Serbia against violence” opposition coalition.

The coalition has been main the general public marketing campaign denouncing alleged “irregularities” on the polls and calling for the annulment of the outcomes that noticed Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) rating a landslide win in parliamentary elections and eke out a contested victory in municipal contests in Belgrade.

Definitive outcomes introduced Friday by the electoral fee largely confirmed the preliminary outcomes introduced early January.

Vucic’s SNS, which obtained 46.75 % of the vote nationwide, received a slender majority within the 250-seat nationwide meeting with 129 seats, whereas the 12-party “Serbia against violence” bloc took 65 seats.

The SNS received 49 of the 110 seats within the Belgrade municipal council.

Gavrilovic mentioned the felony criticism incorporates 120 items of proof associated to round 600 addresses utilized by voters in Belgrade that have been “non-residential property units”, which included automotive restore garages, electrical substations, and grocery outlets.

“This is making a mockery of the law. This cannot exist in well-ordered states,” Gavrilovic instructed reporters.

International observers additionally reported irregularities throughout the polls – together with “vote buying” and “ballot box stuffing” – whereas some Western nations voiced concern over the electoral course of.

Earlier this month, Vucic rejected any exterior probe, saying that elections are “a matter for (Serbian) state institutions”.

Since the elections, protesters have taken to the streets with the rallies culminating on December 24, when demonstrators tried to storm Belgrade’s metropolis corridor.

Police pushed the group again, whereas greater than 30 demonstrators have been detained.