Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on March 4 called the regular parliamentary elections for April 26. Earlier, Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic also called the local vote for the same day.
The election will be held simultaneously with the provincial vote.
Vucic said that the vote will be held on April 26 and that the campaign for it will be “one of the longest.” “There will be enough time for all to present their programs; I wish everyone much success; I cannot speak now as a party official,” Vucic said while addressing the press in the Presidency building.
He added that, “of course, there will be raised voices and much passion, there have always been, but it is important that everything passes in a democratic atmosphere and peacefully.”
In a statement for TV Pink on March 4, before calling the vote, Vucic said that the Serbian Progressive Party will try to gather more than the necessary number of signatures in a single afternoon and will submit its ticket to the Serbian Electoral Commission on March 5.
“Among the first 20 names on the list there are 11 or 12 very young and new people you are not familiar with, but whom you will get to know,” Vucic added, announcing that a number of ministers will be replaced.