Freedom and Justice Party leader Dragan Djilas has said that a number of opposition parties will not take part in the upcoming elections if the proposal for improving the election process, to be made by the European Parliament mediators, caters to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, but will organize protests instead.
"We will send our demands to the Europeans by Aug. 1, I believe that they will make proposals that will be acceptable for us to participate in the elections. If they are proposals that cater to Vucic, with the idea, 'Why don't you just take part in the elections so we can breathe a sigh of relief,' we will not participate in those elections," Djilas told the July 16 issue of daily Nova.
Djilas underscored that in that case he would invite citizens to a protest and "fight for the election conditions and free elections" on the street.
"I hope that it will not happen this time, that the pressure from Europe will be enough for them to relent in what they have done so far, to get back to normal a bit, so that people can hear us, and we will take part in such elections and win them," Djilas stressed.
He also said he believed the opposition would manage to gain "the minimum," i.e. elections that were "at least a little fair." "Far from what they should be, but to make it possible to participate in them nevertheless," he added.