Jeremic announces his presidential candidacy

The former Serbian Foreign Minister and Director of the Centre for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development, Vuk Jeremic has announced his intention to run for Serbian president because he “loves Serbia and will not watch the country deteriorating”.

“I am confident that together we can change this retrograde system, and create a dignified, sovereign and developed country, a Serbia which citizens are going to be free, safe and independent. A country where we won’t have to whisper, but speak loudly and clearly”,  Vuk Jeremic said during the Serbia in 2017 gathering in Belgrade.

He also said that, if elected, he would be the president of all citizens, advocate an economically more advanced Serbia, work towards increasing export and personal spending, and insist on the country’s military neutrality, while one of his first moves would be abolishing the law on lower pensions, and prevention of brain drain.

Jeremic went on to say that Serbia should continue on its path towards the EU membership but that it also had to nurture its relations with Russia because “in the 21st century, Serbia will be successful only if it finds common ground with the rest of the world”.

Dijana Vukomanovic, Sanda Raskovic Ivic, Veroljub Stevanovic, Janko Veselinovic and Borislav Novakovic all came to support Jeremic’s candidacy.

Sanda Raskovic Ivic’s support came as a surprise somewhat considering that she was a member of the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and a sympathizer of the Dveri political party. When asked for her reasons to support Jeremic, Raskovic-Ivic said that she did not mind people who were Euro-realistic, and added that Serbian president should be the president of all citizens, both Euro-skeptics and Euro-enthusiasts.

(Beta, 15.01.2017)

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