BELGRADE – Elections could be sidelined if coronavirus-related problems occur

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said on Monday that “the election will no longer be the top issue” if there were more problems related to the coronavirus and the number of infected persons rose.

“If things remain under control the election will not be postponed. On the other hand, if the number of infected persons can’t be controlled, health comes first. The state is prepared to react responsibly to protect lives,” Vucic said after a tour of construction works at the national Clinical Center in Belgrade.

According to the president, Serbia’s laws and constitution are very clear as to election dates.

“The election is two or three months late already. We have missed all the deadlines. I don’t understand how anyone can think that we can postpone it again. Croatia is holding an early vote, at approximately the same time as Serbia,” President Vucic said.

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