Some opposition representatives on May 31 accused President Aleksandar Vucic of being “a political coward” for not “daring” to take the oath of office before a new parliament composition, which comprised opposition representatives.
“This is not a parliament, but a farce. This is the Steering Committee of the Serbian Progressive Party with their satellites,” Democrat Party official Srdjan Milivojevic told reporters.
People’s Party deputy leader Miroslav Aleksic said that “for the first time in Serbia’s history,” a president was sworn in before a dissolved parliament, which he described as illegitimate as the opposition had boycotted the 2020 elections. He called on the regime to form a new parliament and a cabinet as soon as possibly rather than prolong it until October.
Radomir Lazovic from the movement Don’t Let Belgrade D(r)own said that proclamation of final election results and formation of a new cabinet had been delayed “indefinitely,” because, he said, it was how Vucic had been “buying time.”