Opposition boycotting Serbia's next vote passes new declaration | Beta Briefing

Opposition boycotting Serbia's next vote passes new declaration

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Archive / News | 03.02.20 | access_time 09:30

Opposition protest in Belgrade (Beta/Milan Obradovic)

The opposition rallied around an initiative to boycott Serbia's next election in April passed a new declaration in Belgrade, on Feb. 1, calling it an attack on Serbia's constitutional system any attempt to set up a government based on the results of the "false election."

They said in the declaration that the opposition would consider the authorities elected that way illegitimate and that they planned to use all types of resistance and civil disobedience to fight the new government.

"We will continue the struggle for free media and a free and fair election using all legitimate means available, with the ultimate goal of democratizing Serbia," the boycotting opposition pledged in the document, promising also to resist violence, "particularly all forms of extremism linked to the regime."

"We vow solidarity with all vulnerable citizens facing the government's fist over a different opinion or criticism and offer our assistance and protection to vulnerable people and groups," the opposition said in the declaration.

"We will continue talks with representatives of the European Union, other states and organizations supporting democratic values, the freedom of the media and fair elections," the opposition said, adding that it would seek cooperation with organizations and individuals sharing the same goals.

The Serbian opposition boycotting the next polls gathered in Belgrade's Kombank Hall, on Feb. 1, to mark the beginning of a boycott campaign. The participants marched to the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS) building.

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