New prime minister will not come from SNS

It is almost certain that the new prime minister will not come from the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), and that he or she could remain in that position for only a year, or rather until the new parliamentary elections are not called.

The leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), Ivica Dacic and the current Minister for Local Self-Government and State Administration, Ana Brnabic are the most likely candidates for the position of prime minister. Brnabic is not a member of any political party.

In his statement for the Blic daily, Dacic said that being the prime minister was not his priority at the moment.

“We still haven’t talked about who is going to be the new prime minister. Also, the prime minister position was not the motive behind SPS supporting Vucic…. Personally, becoming prime minister is not my priority”, Dacic adds.

However, SNS favours more Brnabic for the next prime minister who is an acceptable candidate even to those SNS members who were also hoping to be appointed PM.

When we asked the government ministers what would be the most decisive thing in selecting the PM, they said that it all depended on Vucic deciding whether to go for somebody who had political party affiliations or not, and whether that person would focus on promoting economy or other segments. All in all, the future premier can be anyone of the current government ministers. Some politicians claim that the position of the prime minister is more or less just a formal one because the government had already devised its programme and has already paved its way under the major influence of Vucic.

(Blic, 05.04.2017)


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