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Vucic gets “absolute and unequivocal support” from SNS local boards

January 23, 2023

The local board of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in the city of Novi Sad said Monday that, “at one of the most important moments in Serbia’s recent history,” it is giving its full support to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the pursuit of a policy that will ensure final peace in Kosovo and Metohija and, “at the same time, protect the Serb people and holy places from further pogrom.” (Kosovo and Metohija is the official name for what the Serbian authorities consider to be the country’s southern province). Following Vucic’s statement that he was prepared to resign, the SNS Belgrade Board said it is giving its “absolute and unequivocal support” to its leader Vucic to “continue his battle for a modern, strong and stable Serbia.”

“The Novi Sad progressives call on all actors on the Serbian political scene to stand under the same flag and show unity at this critical moment, when Serbia and its President are being pressured from all sides with unbelievable blackmail, which will demonstrate to the world how much the southern province means to the Serbian people,“ said an SNS press release.

It stressed that “the battle for peace and Serbia’s territorial integrity led by President Vucic” is the greatest national interest and that he must not fight this battle alone.

The SNS Novi Sad Board added that the issue of Kosovo and Metohija must not be used by political parties in their daily bickering, and that they will not even consider the possibility of Vucic’s withdrawal from office “which is advocated by some who want to take his place and hand over Kosovo and Metohija to those who are stealing it from us.”

“The policy represented by President Vucic is a policy of peace, prosperity, stability, a policy that is developing our Belgrade, building Serbia, representing us in the best light everywhere in the world, a policy that thinks and works only in the interests of citizens. Surrender is not an option. President, Belgrade is with you,“ said the SNS Belgrade Board.

Source:  https://n1info.rs/english/news/vucic-gets-absolute-and-unequivocal-support-from-sns-local-boards/

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