According to Demostat’s survey, at the 2022 election in Serbia, some 35 percent of eligible voters would trust the ruling coalition, while 14 percent would opt for the opposition parties which boycotted the previous ballot.
In spring next year, Serbia will hold presidential, Belgrade and local elections. President Aleksandar Vucic also hinted that the general election might be held ahead of the usual times. The move is believed to be forced by the main opposition parties’ boycott of the 2020 parliamentary elections, which resulted in almost all members of the National Parliament coming from the same political party (the SNS).
The latest poll suggests, unlike four years ago, the opposition in Belgrade can win the city’s elections.
In 2018, the coalition led by the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 64 out of 110 seats in the city’s parliament. The newly formed opposition coalition under the former Belgrade Mayor Dragan Djilas won 26 seats.
The ruling coalition would get 21 percent of the votes in Belgrade, the so-called boycott opposition also 21 percent, and the opposition parties which took part in the last elections could get ten percent.
Some 20 percent of the polled were still undecided, while 14 percent would abstain from voting.
Those voting for the ruling parties are less educated, i.e. every third survey participant has a high school diploma, while only every sixth has completed higher education.
The authorities could count on pensioners’ vote, as well as on people that are on welfare and one out of four employed.
The poll involved 1,200 people.
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