According to the president of the Freedom and Justice Party (SSP), Dragan Djilas, “if 900,000 voters went to the polls in Belgrade, Aleksandar Vučić, Goran Vesić and Aleksandar Šapić would have no chance of victory”.
The recent Demostat survey has shown that the opposition parties have a chance of beating the Serbian Progressive Party in Belgrade, if they run united.
As Djilas said, the results of the Demostat survey are very similar to the information his party has and completely different from the results of public opinion polls conducted by Ipsos and Faktor Plus.
“If you look only at certain voters, the ratio between government and opposition is 53%-47%, but I don’t know if national minority parties are included here. If these results are just based on surveying people with landline phones, I am sure the real numbers are even worse for the government, like the ones I presented to the public. The turnout figures that Demostat generated from the poll are realistic, because they do not relate to the total electoral list, but to people who actually live in Serbia and can be reached by phone, i.e. between 5.2 and 5.4 million”.
Djilas believes that the turnout right now would be around 3.5 to 3.7 million voters. “As for Belgrade, according to our research, the numbers are even better for the opposition, and if 900,000 people voted, Vučić, Vesić and Šapić would have no chance of winning, especially if we go united in the elections, which I also wanted in 2018. Unfortunately, there was no understanding for this idea at the time and whether there will be now is not a question for us,” Djilas concluded.
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