The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, announced on Sunday evening that he would be calling early elections in Serbia, B92 reports. That is only two years since the last legislative elections in March 2014. Following a meeting with his party’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) executive committee, Vučić argued that elections were necessary to resolve the current impasse of reforms. In fighting against a political-criminal power conglomerate, Vučić argued, his administration needs a new mandate that is resisting change for over a decade. He vowed to turn Serbia into an EU member state in which rule of law prevails by 2020. In the current parliament, SNS holds 158 seats in Serbia’s 250-seat parliament. SNS began as a junior coalition partner of the Socialist Party, before withdrawing their support and heading for the polls. Since, they have dominated the Serbian political landscape, which was traditionally fragmented.
As he kicked off an electoral campaign with the polls giving him fair chances, he urged his party, the Progressives, not to underestimate their political opponents, thereby kicking off the electoral campaign. Therefore Vučić will have to resign, since early elections can either be called by a vote of no confidence in Parliament or a Prime Minister’s resignation.
President Tomislav Nikolic will make this official, calling elections and setting a date. But, the date of election has yet to be set, but it will be either April or May. National legislative elections will be made to coincide with in the northern province of Vojvodina.
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