According to preliminary results of the Election Commission (RIK) only four coalitions and lists of ethnic minorities will have seats in the new parliament. These preliminary results were announced during a news conference held at midnight in Belgrade. RIK President Dejan Đurđević told reporters that the results, based on ballots from 65.37 percent of the polling stations (50.51 percent of the electorate), showed the SNS-led coalition had won 48.44 percent (156 mandates), followed by the coalition gathered around the Socialists (SPS), with 14.05 percent (45 mandates). Boris Tadić’s New Democratic Party (NDS) and its coalition received 5.86 percent (18 mandates), while the one led by the Democratic Party (DS) had 5.46 percent (17 mandates).
In addition, seats were also won by Sulejman Ugljanin’s SDA Sandžak (1.09 percent – 3 mandates), the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (3.01 percent – 9 mandates), and the Riza Halimi-led Party for Democratic Action (0.89 percent – 2 mandates).
The remaining list failed to cross the five-percent threshold, and will not have any MPs, according to these early results. They include the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), the Liberal-Democrats (LDP), and the United Regions of Serbia (URS).