People’s Party leader Vuk Jeremic on May 19 said the elections had been scheduled for June 21, but it was still not certain whether they would be held on this date, adding that this party would be boycotting elections until conditions were created for holding free elections in democratic conditions.
"It will require at least one cycle of serious boycott for the authorities to realize that election conditions had to be changed. We will keep our word and boycott the bogus upcoming elections until normal conditions are established", Jeremic said in a talk organized by the Serbian American Leadership Conference, an organization of Serbs living in the U.S.
Jeremic stressed that Serbia was no longer a democratic country, recalling that U.S. government –funded Freedom House had categorized Serbia as "a hybrid regime".
"It is a true display of the situation in Serbia – it is not even know when the elections will be held. It is very difficult for the opposition parties to present their platforms to the voters on media as almost all outlets are controlled by the government, which has no restraint in abusing state resources in the election campaign. Under such conditions, running in the elections is out of the question", Jeremic stressed.