Analysis 16 Jan 17

Serbian Opposition Challenged to Agree on Presidential Candidate

Opposition parties in Serbia can only win the upcoming presidential election if they unite behind a joint candidate, experts say – but whether they can agree on one candidate to be seen.

Maja Zivanovic
BIRN
Belgrade
Vuk Jeremic, former Serbian Foreign Minister. Photo: Beta

Vuk Jeremic, former Serbian Foreign Minister who recently ran for the post of UN Secretary General, on Sunday announced that he would run in the upcoming presidential election in Serbia.

“I am confident that together we can change this backward system and create a dignified, sovereign and developed country, a Serbia whose citizens will be free, safe and independent,” Jeremic said.

He stated that if he is elected, he will be the president of all citizens.

He also said he will push from a stronger economy, increased exports, abolition of cuts to pensions and to reverse the “brain drain” - as well as upholding Serbia’s military neutrality.

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