Serbian parliament speaker Ivica Dacic on March 2, called a presidential election for April 3.
The presidential race will be held in parallel with parliamentary and elections for Belgrade city assembly and another 12 local self-governments. Dacic signed a decision on holding a presidential election at the parliament building.
Dacic told a news conference that the names of candidates are due for submission by midnight on March 12. “This year, the same deadline has been set for submitting the names of candidates for presidents and parliamentary elections,”
Dacic also said that a regular presidential election was called 90 days before the expiration of term in office of incumbent President Aleksandar Vucic, meaning that he would continue to discharge his duty.
Dacic also said that the events in Ukraine and developments outside the country and their consequences would have impact on dominant topics to be addressed in the election campaign. He added that a Supervisory Committee for monitoring the election campaign, the formation of which had been agreed in the inter-party dialogue, had been recently set up.