Opposition still fragmented

Sasa Jankovic and Vuk Jeremic are still not going to have their own parliamentary caucuses despite enjoying the support from a substantial number of MPs.

A day before the Serbian National Parliament officially resumes work following a recess because of the presidential election, head of parliamentary caucus “For the Salvation of Serbia” (“Za spas Srbije”), Sanda Raskovic Ivic says that her caucus will not be affiliated with Vuk Jeremic despite recent speculations. However, she is in favour of cooperating with Jeremic at the next election providing he forms a political party.

“I was one of the first politicians to support Jeremic’s presidential nomination but as soon as I got expelled from the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), I was planning on forming a caucus because without it I was treated just like a decoration in the Parliament. I wouldn’t have been able to participate in debates”, says Raskovic Ivic.

Her caucus will be in opposition, she announces. “We are planning a forming a coalition of people’s parties which will include Nova Srbija, our movement and several smaller movements. That could include Jeremic’s party if he forms one”, she adds.

The Democratic Party (DS), which supported Sasa Jankovic at the presidential election, has its own caucus. The head of Nova Stranka, Zoran Zivkovic, who also supported Jankovic, is yet to decide whether he will form his own caucus for which he needs three more MPs.

Head of the Democratic Party’s caucus, Goran Ciric commented on Sasa Jankovic possibly forming a movement, and said that, if that happened, the movement would not be considered as competition to the Democratic Party. He added that the Democratic Party would gladly join Jankovic at the next election.

(Blic, 18.04.2017)




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