Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) official Aleksandar Sapic was elected Mayor of Belgrade on Monday with a tight majority.
Sapic won the votes of 57 of the 110 Belgrade City Assembly members. The SNS and its ally the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) have 56 seats in the Belgrade Assembly. Sapic and his deputy Vesna Vidovic (SNS) also won the vote of an Assembly member from the Movement to Renew the Kingdom of Serbia who was expelled from that party.
The Assembly also elected 13 members of the City Council, following Sapic’s suggestion – Miloš Dangubić, Zoran Adamović, Steva Marušić, Goran Spasojević, Boris Bursać, Vuk Mirčetić, Aleksandra Čamagić, Marija Leković, Nebojša Petrović, Ružica Belanović, Igor Mušić, Violeta Filip and Slobodan Šolević.
Sapic said in a speech after his appointment that he wants Belgrade to be a healthier, more humane and functional city.
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