Political scientist Cvijetin Milivojevic on March 29 said that no one else could win in the elections carried out by the rules set by Aleksandar Vucic, but his Serbian Progressive Party.
“Regardless of the results of the local elections in Kosjeric and Zajecar, the Progressives registered a defeat on March 28 as they tried to hold yet another vote without opposition parties and a level playing field,” Milivojevic told BETA.
He also said that the Progressives had organized “undemocratic” local elections in the moment when the European Parliament had passed another “verdict” that there was no political pluralism in Serbia and when the beginning of an inter-party dialogue had been announced.
“In such situation it was meaningless to organize any sort of election, unless the goal was to once again let Serbia’s citizens and the international community know that the regime is not interested in the stands of the EU or the requests of the opposition. If the top officials had had any wisdom, the elections in Kosjeric, Zajecar and Presevo would not have been held,” Milivojevic stressed.