A ban on campaigning in Serbia began at midnight on Thursday ahead of an April 2 presidential election in which, according to public opinion polls, the ruling coalition candidate and incumbent Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic could win already in the first round.
Eleven candidates are running for president. Apart from Vucic, they are Radicals leader Vojislav Seselj, Dveri right wing movement leader Bosko Obradovic, Aleksandar Popovic of the Democratic Party of Serbia, ombudsman Sasa Jankovic, former foreign minister Vuk Jeremic, former economy minister Sasa Radulovic, Luka Maksimovic, League of Vojvodina Social Democrats president Nenad Canak, Milan Simatovic, and Miroslav Parovic.
Polling stations will close at 8 pm on Sunday and the first preliminary election results could be known around 10 pm.
Serbia has 6.72 million eligible voters.