Serbian Radical Party (SRS) leader Vojislav Sesel said that SRS will participate in local elections in Belgrade and Serbian cities and municipalities in a coalition with Aleksandar Vučić’s currently ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).
“I spoke with (Serbian President) Aleksandar Vučić, (Prime Minister) Ana Brnabić and (Chairman of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Board) Darko Glisic and we agreed that SRS will form a coalition with SNS for Belgrade elections and the city and local elections in the interior of Serbia. “Our representatives will be on the lists of candidates and we will participate in the executive,” Sesel told the pro-government Happy TV channel.
This connection between Sesel and Vučić has been called harmful to Belgrade.
Srdjan Milivojevic, a Democratic Party member of parliament, said that Vojislav Sesel is an important candidate for the ruling party in the local elections scheduled for December 17, which shows what Belgrade can expect if the Serbian Progressive Party wins those elections.
He also recalled that Sesel had entered political life by running for power in Zemun, where, he said, he had driven Croatian citizens from their homes.
“When the man returned from a trip, the radicals entered his apartment,” he said. “There is no need to remind students of the scenes with weapons,” Milivojevic stressed.
Former Belgrade Mayor Dragan Djilas said that every time Sesel and Vucic made decisions, mothers cried and black scarves and bloody shirts were left behind.
“The joint election of progressives and radicals announced at the meeting in Hrtkovci is proof of Vucic’s final return to the radical politics of insults, hatred, violence and isolation that he has tried to hide for the last decade,” said Dragan Gjilas, adding the fear of losing power and the arrival of justice was so great that Vučić ran into the arms of Sesel, whom he claimed was trying to liquidate him.
“Sesel did not change and joined the Serbian Progressive Party, but Vučić returned to the radicals to set targets again on the backs of political opponents, where the bullets land, use criminals to beat opponents, drive children out of kindergartens, close them down.” They destroy the media and endanger the university. “The only normal thing would be for everyone to join the Serbian Radical Party, elect Vučić as president, Sesel as honorary president and Toma Nikolić as nothing,” says Djilas.
“Whenever Sesel and Vučić were in power, we lived in fear and uncertainty, isolated and at odds with the world. Every time Sesel and Vucic made decisions, mothers cried, black scarves and bloody shirts were left behind. “Every time the radicals ruled, Serbia took a step backward,” Djilas stressed, concluding that Vučić was right about only one thing: “These are crucial elections, because the citizens are choosing between the united radicals and the normality they stole from us, they are choosing between their ugly past and our future.”
Sarajevo-born Seselj was convicted of incitement to war crimes by The Hague Tribunal after spending ten years in Scheveningen prison. He was held responsible for the forced expulsion of ethnic Croats from the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina in the early 1990s. Seselj also organized volunteers for paramilitaries who committed war crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Sesel holds a doctorate in law and served time in prison as a nationalist dissident in socialist Yugoslavia. He is one of the founders of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party./The Geopost/