After the snap elections scheduled for Dec. 17, the incumbent coalition between the Serbian Progressive Party and the Socialist Party of Serbia will not have the majority necessary to form a new government, Marinika Tepic, the vice president of the oppositional Freedom and Justice Party, has told the Nov. 20 edition of the Nova daily.
“Had the national opposition united, we would have most definitely had the majority to form an interim government,” said Tepic, who shares the position of main candidate on the Serbia Against Violence parliamentary ticket with the People’s Movement of Serbia president Miroslav Aleksic.
Asked to comment on the conservative Oath Keepers’ claim that they will not be collaborating with the Serbia Against Violence coalition once the elections are done, Tepic expressed her belief that anyone voting for the Oath Keepers clearly wants to remove Aleksandar Vucic and is against the policies of his ruling coalition.
“Our position is clear: after these elections, an interim government should be formed by parties of the current opposition so as to dismantle the existing, criminal regime, liberate the media and set the stage for a free election,” Tepic explained.
Asked whether the opposition stands a chance of winning the vote for the capital’s local government, Tepic responded that “the opposition holds an obvious majority in Belgrade, regardless of the pressure being put on voters.”