Political analyst Dragomir Andjelkovic stated on June 8 that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s announcement of early parliamentary elections was a threat that the opposition should not “fall for.”
In an interview to BETA, Andjelkovic stated that, during his June 7 news conference, Vucic declared that he would use all the state resources as his party’s own in the election campaign. “Vucic has declared that, if he schedules the elections unilaterally, he would give out money from the budget to the people, and use every mechanism for election fraud. Even if he were to reach an agreement with a part of the opposition on holding elections, he would continue to misuse state resources for party interests,” the analyst assessed.
Asked about what would be the opposition’s response to the announced early parliamentary elections, Andjelkovic said that Vucic should not be negotiated with under his conditions. He added that the opposition’s goal should be the abolishing of Vucic’s system of misapplication, “which he is now using as a threat.”