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ThatsAlright [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

After the CEC published the preliminary results for the Republika Srpska presidential race, the PDP called a press conference on Monday, claiming that Dodik only “won by election fraud.” “We won’t give up. Everything we said last night … is correct. The difference was over 10,000 votes,” Branislav Borenovic, president of PDP, told the media.

“We will examine everything in detail and based on that, there is a serious reason to cancel the elections for the president of the Republika Sprska in a large number of polling stations and cities,” he added.

Trivic, a 39-year-old former professor, and widely seen as just as hardline as Dodik, on Sunday thanked those who voted for her.

Dodik was more careful in claiming victory, but did so two hours after midnight. “These are the confirmed results from local electoral boards,” Dodik said, congratulating the Serbian member of the state presidency on her victory, his ally, Zeljka Cvijanovic.

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Lurker404 3 points ago +3 / -0

A woman from a progressive party claims election fraud? Queue a million media articles how she is right.

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ThatsAlright [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

Nah, PDP (the woman's party) is mildly right-wing, while Dodik's (Alliance of Independent Social Democrats) is somewhat left-wing, socially conservative, and more nationalistic. PDP is more in line with EU, while Dodik's party is more in line with Russia:

The Party of Democratic Progress is a centre-right Serb political party.

In terms of bilateral cooperation with other European parties, PDP maintains strong links with the Conservative Party (UK), Moderate Party (Sweden), Christian Democratic Union (Germany).

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Reflecting a trend in Eastern Europe for centre-left parties, it has been characterized as a social-democratic party with left-leaning views on fiscal issues and more conservative views on social issues.

Since then, the party has gradually abandoned its reformist ideology and confederalism for Euroscepticism, Russophilia, and a more aggressive advocacy of Serbian nationalism and separatism, threatening a proposed secession of Republika Srpska from the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina numerous times. This has also led to the party being expelled from the Socialist International in 2012 for continuing to "espouse a nationalist and extremist" line.

Alliance of Independent Social Democrats cooperates with several Eastern European pro-Russian parties and the ruling party in the Russian Federation, United Russia.

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AntonioOfVenice 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nah, PDP (the woman's party) is mildly right-wing, while Dodik's (Alliance of Independent Social Democrats) is somewhat left-wing, socially conservative, and more nationalistic. PDP is more in line with EU, while Dodik's party is more in line with Russia:

All this is all the more reason for the media to back her.

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TheImpossible1 -3 points ago +2 / -5

What is it with women thinking everything that goes against them is fraud?

Of course, when the fraud is for them (Myanmar, US), they completely ignore it.

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AntonioOfVenice 2 points ago +2 / -0

What's up with Myanmar?