Anti-Corruption Agency: Vucic did not break the law with his campaign ‘The Future of Serbia’

Following a lodged complaint, the Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency ascertained that Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic did not break the law by launching a promotional campaign called “The Future of Serbia” with which he has been touring Serbia.

“As far as the concrete situation is concerned, Aleksandar Vucic has been exercising his constitutional powers of the President of the Republic, and did not engage in the activities related to the promotion of political parties using public resources. Hence, the Agency’s stance is that no laws have been violated during “The Future of Serbia” campaign,” the Agency says on its website.

In addition, the web portal www.vucic.rs ,which is also mentioned in the complaint, is not a public resource, and the publication of information about the campaign “The Future of Serbia” on this portal does not constitute a violation of the law, the Agency adds.

In connection with the allegation in the complaint that the President of the Republic “commented on the leaders of political parties and movements during the campaign”, the Agency points out that “officials, elected directly by citizens, are exempted from the obligation to unambiguously state whether their position is that of a political party or a political subject or their own”.

“Representation of the Republic of Serbia in the country and abroad is one of the constitutional powers of the President of the Republic of Serbia. The Constitution of the Republic of Serbia and the Law on the President of the Republic do not prescribe in detail what does the representation of the Republic of Serbia in the country exactly entails,” said the Anti-Corruption Agency.

On February 7th, Vucic launched the campaign “The Future of Serbia” during which he will visit all 29 counties in Serbia in order to present his and government’s results to the citizens, announce future plans and hear what the citizens have to say.

(Danas, 20.02.2019)

https://www.danas.rs/politika/agencija-kampanjom-buducnost-srbije-vucic-nije-prekrsio-zakon/

 

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