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MPs Finish Job They Haven't Even Started

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News / Politics | 14.06.24 | access_time 12:02

Serbian parliament (BETAPHOTO/Ana Slovic)

The regular spring session of the Serbian parliament has ended without actually having started at all, as MPs worked for five days out of the 90 that the session lasted, daily Danas reported on June 14.

The newspaper says that the first sitting took place on April 22 and 23, when amendments to the Law on Local Elections were adopted; a separate sitting at which the cabinet was elected took place on May 1 and 2, while on May 10 the MPs adopted amendments to the Law on the Unified Electoral Roll.

Freedom and Justice Party whip Marinika Tepic told the daily that the objective of the "suspension of parliament" had been to "deny the opposition the microphone as much as possible" between the elections in December and the ones held on June 2.

New Democratic Party of Serbia MP Predrag Marsenic said that "the parliament doesn't really exist, it's like it has been suspended."

"There is no regular session, sittings are scheduled through emergency procedure, with 50 unified items on the agenda, all for the purpose of rendering any discussion meaningless, banning the presentation of different opinions, and reducing the opposition's presence in the media as much as possible," said Marsenic.

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