Serbia’s ruling SNS party declared a decisive victory at the early general elections, albeit with a lower majority. According to the early results, SNS won 46.6 percent of the vote, and will have 129 seats in the next Parliament – a few more than it needs to form a Government.

It’s key rival, a Belgrade centered urban political movement called Serbia Against Violence, won 23 percent of the vote. SNS can count on the support of its usual partner, Ivica Dacic’s SPS party, which won 6.9 percent of the vote and will likely support the Government, as will several other smaller parties. Dacic did offer his resignation due to the poor result.

The main opposition coalition accused the Government of manipulating the media coverage, controlling the state electoral commission and especially of padding its results with votes from Serbian citizens from Bosnia. All day long, opposition media outlets reported on the movement of busses with voters coming from Bosnia.

Another key issue will be whether the opposition will be able to secure a symbolically important victory in the capital Belgrade. Vucic insists that his conservative coalition will prevail in the capital, but the results there seem to narrow too call.