Vucic: I won’t allow opposition to prevent election

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday that he would not allow the opposition to prevent elections.

“That won’t happen,” he said in an appearance on the TV Pink morning show, adding that preventing elections was a serious crime.   

Vucic also said that election laws had not been changed since opposition leaders Dragan Djilas and Vuk Jeremic were in power, adding that the OSCE had been invited to look into the electoral rolls.  

“We have not changed any laws, apart from reducing (the financial assistance) for political parties by 33 per cent,” Vucic said, adding that the SNS was the most damaged by this move.

He went on to say that the electoral roll has been minimally changed.

Speaking about the meeting between the authorities and opposition at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, Vucic said it was a good thing. “It’s great to talk in any place but the most natural place for that would be the parliament,” Vucic said.

The Alliance for Serbia said that Vucic’s statement on not allowing the opposition to prevent elections from taking place showed “the gravity of the situation that Serbia is currently in.”

The Alliance’s press release further states that elections, organized by the authorities in the last seven years, were not elections at all and that fair elections would be possible if the authorities accepted the recommendations and conclusions made by the 1in5 Million expert team.

The Alliance warns that conducting elections without the opposition is anti-constitutional and if a government were to be formed on the basis of such election results, that would constitute a coup d’état.

(Danas, Beta, 01.08.2019)



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