The Alliance for Serbia will very soon make a final decision on boycotting the next vote, People’s Party leader Vuk Jeremic and Democratic Party leader Zoran Lutovac have said. They accused Serbian President and Serbian Progressive Party leader Aleksandar Vucic of only declaratively accepting demands for the fair and democratic election conditions.
“With a successful boycott we will make official the fact that the situation in Serbia is no longer normal… Very soon a moment will come when foreign ambassadors in Serbia, Brussels officials and European ministers will ask us to participate in the vote anyway. That does not bother me; I’ve been there before and in much worse conditions, when I was [Serbia’s] foreign minister and president of the U.N. General Assembly. I will certainly not yield and I hope that we in the Alliance for Serbia will remain unified and that no one will give in either,” Jeremic said at an Alliance’s rostrum in Uzice, western Serbia.
“The boycott will be successful if the Alliance for Serbia does not run, and it would be good if the Movement of Free Citizens sided with us. We are 99 percent close to making a decision on boycotting the vote and I hope we will remain unified because the regime will try to disunite us,” Lutovac said. He said that if it runs in an unfair vote in 2020, the Alliance will lose the trust of citizens and its credibility, and will give legitimacy to the regime, and that “the opposition will lose the presidential vote in 2022, too, meaning that Vucic will thus obtain seven more years in power.”