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Parliament Resumes Session on Election of New Cabinet on May 2

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News / Politics | 02.05.24 | access_time 11:32

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On May 2, the Serbian National Assembly resumed its session on the election of a new government, and the debate will be followed by a vote and the swearing-in of the new cabinet, which will mark the beginning of its term in office.

Prime Minister-designate Milos Vucevic on May 1 presented the ministers and laid out the new government's plans, stressing that its priority would be to raise and maintain the citizens' standard of living through economic strengthening and advancement of the country. He also said he was ready to talk and reach agreements with opposition representatives, but pointed out that decisions would be made in the governing institutions rather than "on the street."

He added that the biggest challenge for his cabinet would be "defense of territorial integrity" regarding Kosovo in the international arena and that the future government would "do everything to prevent the admission of the false state of Kosovo" to the Council of Europe, although he admitted that "the chances of [preventing] that are not great."

Vucevic nominated Ivica Dacic for the position of interior minister and Sinisa Mali for finance minister, while former head of the Security Information Agency Aleksandar Vulin will be a deputy prime minister. The foreign minister will be Marko Djuric, Bratislav Gasic will be the defense minister, and Tanja Miscevic the minister in charge of European integration.

The ruling Serbian Progressive Party will again have the biggest number of ministers in the government and 10 positions will be occupied by women. The new government will have 31 ministers, eight of whom will be new figures, while four of the nominees are not members of any party.

The deadline for the election of the new government in parliament is May 6.

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