The president of the Social Democratic Party, Boris Tadic, stated on May 27 that his party would run in the local election in the Belgrade municipality of Vracar, in coalition with the New Party and the Movement of Free Citizens, on the ticket "Liberate Vracar".
Tadic said during the news conference at their headquarters that the party adhered to its decision to boycott the parliamentary election. On the other hand, by participating in the local election, the party intends to prevent the situation in which the people, who directly depend on local authorities, would be "at the mercy" of the Serbian Progressive Party.
He stated that opposition parties should "win the islands of freedom" at the June 21 local election, in cities and municipalities where they can win. He added that the Social Democratic Party was ready to participate in local elections in other cities and municipalities in the same coalition, with the New Party and the Movement.
Tadic said that "this year's parliamentary election is not a decisive one" and that the regime in power could only be toppled by a presidential election.
The leader of the Dveri (Doors) Movement, Bosko Obradovic, stated on May 27 that Tadic's announcement was "a frivolous decision" that could produce more division within the opposition.