The Serb Progressive Party (SNS) announced on Tuesday it is requesting an election recount, and access to all electoral materials. This came only a day after a group of opposition parties formed its legal team to analyze the material from the April 24 elections, in which the SNS took nearly 50 percent of the vote. SNS leader Aleksandar Vucic confirmed on Tuesday that the party will review the entire election material and repeated his assessment that “somewhat strange things” had occurred after the closing of the polling stations. The Progressives soon afterwards announced that the party’s own newly-formed legal team had sent to relevant institutions an official request for an election recount.
“Imagine if I burst into some commission, and suddenly the results changed, everything the way they wanted it to be,” said Vucic, in an apparent reference to opposition parties.
His party said in a statement that it warned “on election day, and earlier” that there was “a reasonable suspicion that some political parties and groupings have knowingly violated the electoral process, put pressure on citizens and authorities, used illegal and illicit activities.”
According to the SNS, this was done “in order to prevent citizens from express their free will and t