None of the Above

Sure, Greece, France, and Russia get all the attention on the election front these days.  Greece is in dire straits, France has elected a President who seems even less likely to reform its budget than the last one, and Putin is the once and present and likely future President of Russia.  But it’s Serbia that had one of the most interesting results in the weekend’s elections.

There was a fairly large proportion of blank or spoiled ballots, but the election itself went pretty well.  As expected, the Parliament and initial Presidential vote were roughly split between the Democratic Party and the Progressive Party. They’ll get the bulk of the parliamentary seats, along with a few coalition groups.  But along with them, holding one seat, will be a minority group titled, literally, “None of the Above”. They do have a party list, so there is in fact someone to take the seat, but interesting, nonetheless.

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