President Aleksandar Vucic signed this morning the decision to call extraordinary parliamentary elections for 17 December.
On the same day, local elections will be held in 65 towns and municipalities in Serbia. At the same time, Vucic signed a decree dissolving the Assembly, which will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Vucic wished the citizens a happy election.
“We are living in difficult times for the whole world. At a time of wars, we must all be united to preserve vital interests, at a time when we will be under pressure over Kosovo and other issues. Serbia must preserve its internal cohesion”, said Vucic.
He wished all participants a good outcome. He believes that these elections are consolidating democracy in Serbia.
Two days ago the Government of the Republic of Serbia sent a reasoned proposal to the President of the Republic for the dissolution of the National Assembly and the calling of parliamentary elections.
“The holding of new National Assembly elections in the existing circumstances would ensure a higher level of democracy, the reduction of tensions arising between opposing options in society, the rejection of exclusivity and hate speech, and the exercise of the right to freely express opinions and views on certain political, economic and other issues, including the further affirmation of European values,” the message reads.
In the upcoming elections, too, the parties of the right are likely to be in three columns, in the absence of agreement on a common list.
The Novi DSS will be in one, Dveri and Zavetnici in the other, and the People’s Party (Narodna stranka), will go to the polls independently after the failed negotiations./The Geopost/