- Category: Politics
- Published on Monday, 03 February 2020 09:06
February 2, 2020
Nikola Selakovic, Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic’s chief of staff, told the Belgrade Prva TV that the parliamentary and local elections in the country would be held on April 26.
Vucic earlier said they could be called for April 19 or 26, but the latter was chosen since the Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter a week before.
The leading opposition group the Alliance for Serbia (SZS) officially launched the boycott campaign on Saturday.
Vucic’s ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) has submitted a motion to the Parliament to lower the election threshold from five to three percent, thus enabling smaller parties to enter the Assembly and reduce the effect of the boycott.