Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has confirmed that an early parliamentary election would not be held simultaneously with a presidential vote, although the state leadership had announced such possibility.
Speaking for the public broadcaster, Vucic said “there are no reasons” for an early parliamentary election and Serbia is a stable democracy and a stable country with a very stable economy.”
“The presidential vote will be held shortly. Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic called local elections in a number of municipalities for April, when we will also hold the presidential election.”
Incumbent President Tomislav Nikolic’s five-year term expires in May and the deadline for calling the presidential vote is 3rd March Vucic is the presidential candidate of the ruling coalition. His opponents are former foreign minister Vuk Jeremic, former ombudsman Sasa Jankovic, and Dveri conservative movement’s leader Bosko Obradovic.
(EBL News, 27.02.2017)
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