Jeremic: We are entering second phase of anti-regime protests

President of the People’s Party, Vuk Jeremic said today he believed that the anti-regime protests in Serbia would soon enter a second phase in which “it is necessary for all participants to agree on a precisely articulated political platform”.

“The position of the People’s Party is that in no way should the opposition parties participate in elections under such circumstances, and that it is necessary to boycott the regime of captured and abused institutions, above all the National Assembly. We must unite in our demands, as citizens, regardless of whether we are politically active or not, “Jeremic told TV Nasa.

Jeremic reminded that the People’s Party advocates lustration, the law on the origins of property and the introduction of a special prosecutor’s office for high corruption, as well as for the most severe sentences for those who have misused official positions and have engaged in criminal activities.

Jeremic, who was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and the chairman of the UN General Assembly, assessed that the appearance of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on the international stage “is increasingly taking the form of a television soap opera in the genre of hysterical parody”, and that Vucic’s behaviour towards Vladimir Putin, during his recent official visit to Belgrade, was “a a combination of vulgarity and servitude”.

“Vucic acted as Sojic (a comical politician from a popular TV series) during the live coverage of Putin’s visit on Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS)”, Jeremic added.

He went on to say that “Serbia failed to have an adequate diplomatic reaction to opening of the Kosovo border with Albania and should have asked for an emergency session of the UN Security Council”, adding that “this is just another proof that this government does not treat Kosovo’s issue outside the context of internal political marketing “.

Speaking about the civil protest on the occasion of the anniversary of the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, the President of the People’s Party pointed out that there was a shadow of suspicion looming over the state regarding the background of this politically motivated murder, because for almost a year there has been little progress in the investigation.

“The opposition leader was killed after a horrendous media campaign that the authorities had against him. We still don’t know who is responsible for this murder”, Jeremic concluded.

(, Beta, 21.01.2019)



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