People's Party president Vuk Jeremic said on Jan. 21 that two credible negotiators should represent the opposition in a EU-mediated dialog on election conditions with the authorities and that the opposition would reach an agreement on it requests and platform in the next several days.
If we cannot arrange a way to stand in a stately and consolidated way, we will be defeated in the elections. If we cannot agree on even the most elementary things such as electoral conditions or for one or two people to represent us in the dialog, what are we doing talking about elections at all, Jeremic told the N1 TV station.
He said that the People's Party was talking with its partners in the opposition on picking two negotiators for talks with the government and that the talks were still in progress but that, "I am not going to throw around the names" of candidates until an agreement is reached.
Jeremic said that the threat of another boycott needed to exist in the talks on election conditions. "If we say at the outset of the dialog that we have decided to participate in elections, then they will give us nothing," Jeremic said.