Serbia will hold regular general (parliamentary) and local elections on April 26, the government said on Wednesday.
President Alexander Vucic has signed a decree setting the date for the vote for members of parliament, the government said in a statement.
“I wish success to all participants, but above all, I would like the whole campaign to be held in a democratic atmosphere, political opponents to respect each other and come up with different views and arguments,” Vucic said in a separate statement on Wednesday.
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“There will, of course, be some passion and raised voices, there always have been but the important things is for everything to pass in a democratic atmosphere and in peace,” the president said.
Parliament speaker Maja Gojkovic signed a decree for holding local elections earlier on Wednesday, the government said.
Elections for the Vojvodina Parliament were also called by the parliament speaker Istvan Pasztor for the same date, as were Belgrade municipal elections by the City Assembly Speaker, Nikola Nikodijevic.
To remind, a coalition led by the SNS won 131 of 250 seats in Serbia’s parliament in the early general election held on April 24, 2016. Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s coalition government is supported by 165 members of parliament.
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