The Serbian head of state said after officially announcing the call for elections through a statement published by the news agency, “We live in a time when we must all be united in the struggle to preserve the national interests and the vital state interests of Serbia.” Serbian Tanguj.
Aleksandar Vucic had already brought forward the date of the new legislative elections to the end of September, which will coincide with local elections in 65 municipalities across the country, including Belgrade.
The dissolution of the Serbian parliament came a day after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with Aleksandar Vucic and urged him to take concrete steps to facilitate the normalization of relations with Kosovo, a former Serbian province that Belgrade does not recognize.
In a statement today, the head of state warned the population that his country would face “many pressures in the near future,” due to relations with Kosovo and other regional and global issues.
The European Union and the United States want Serbia and Kosovo to normalize their relations, within the framework of a dialogue led by Brussels and in which Belgrade adopts sanctions on Russia.
The date of the legislative elections has been advanced by more than two years, as the regular term of the current Legislative Council ends in the spring of 2026.
In the last elections held in April 2022, along with the presidential elections, Vucic and his Serbian Progressive Party were able to re-elect him, despite suffering significant losses.
The “pro-Western” opposition has formed a bloc to confront the Serbian National Party and the current Serbian president, who has been in power for more than a decade, and whom they accuse of exercising authoritarian control over institutions and the media.
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