Serbian president and leader of the Serbian Progressive Party Aleksandar Vucic said on Oct. 20 that Serbia's new government would have a shorter term, and that the next parliamentary elections would be held by April 2, 2020, at the latest.
"We posed the question [at a session of the Progressive Party's presidency] of whether we will take everything into our own hands and what the objectives are. Today we defined six basic goals," Vucic told a news conference.
Vucic said that the government's plan would be to fight for the health of its citizens - fight the coronavirus epidemic, build hospitals, boost capacities and build new clinical centers. It will also fight for the interests of Serbia in Kosovo and be ready for talks and a compromise in addition to cracking down on the mafia.
He added that a new ministry of human rights and social dialog would be created. Vucic also said that the Socialist Party of Serbia and the Serbian Patriotic Alliance (SPAS) would be the party's coalition partners in the new cabinet.
Vucic also revealed that Ivica Dacic would be parliament's new speaker.