Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić announced the holding of elections at the session of the Serbian Progressive Party's Steering Committee on January 17th, for which he received a several minutes long thunderous applause. Since then, there has been speculation about the date of the start of the campaign and about whether the elections were necessary, while the opposition negotiated without success about the joint participation in the elections. Officially, the election campaign began on March 4th, when the Serbian president signed the decree on the dissolution of the parliament. The elections are scheduled for April 24th.
Bojan Pajtic is among the biggest donors of his Democratic Party (DS), the Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) of Rasim Ljajic has only one donor, while a recently founded company donated three million dinars to the Serbian Radical Party (SRS).
According to information obtained by Insajder.net, in the Unified Voters' List, for the territory of Belgrade alone, there are at least 23 people who were born in the 19th century.
Seven persons will be questioned in connection with substantiated suspicions that they falsified voter ID and statements supporting political parties.
To the question of the journalist of Insajder.net about whether the SNS had evidence of tampering, because that was a criminal act, Vucic said that he had not mentioned tampering with the results.
The opposition maintains that it noted instances of this scam in multiple places, while officials have confirmed only one case in Vranje, where one individual, a member of Unified Serbia (JS), was taken into custody and detained.
Serbia has gone from a never less unpredictable election in terms of the winner to a veritable post-electoral farce, and the players - some possessing more arguments, some less - are all the parties.
The preliminary results caused even more confusion in an already tense election atmosphere, marked by claims of numerous irregularities and possible electoral fraud.
It has been long since it happened in Serbia that there were no accurate preliminary results of elections at midnight on election day.
Short deadlines from the annunciation to the actual elections day have practically disabled the purchase of the electoral requisites through the tender procedure, which would allow greater competition.
The unprecedented situation has shaken both RIK (Republic Electoral Committee) and the public, on the last day for signing up the electoral lists.
Political parties receive different forms of support from the private sector during election campaigns, but this form is more than unusual.
Dejan Đurđević has sent a reply to the Insajder.net about why the decision of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) that none from that party may perform two public functions, had been violated in his case.
Promises that state officials won’t hold multiple offices and will not be paid for wearing multiple state hats have not become widespread practice to this day.
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This section of the "Insajder in the making" will be open until the end of the election process and the forming of the new government, and will be updated every day.
Despite the austerity measures, Serbia is going to have elections this year, according to announcements. Extraordinary elections also mean extraordinary costs.
Our reporter asked the deputies of the ruling and opposition parties in the Parliament how much the early parliamentary elections would really cost our citizens.
Finance Minister Zoran Vujović could not give a precise answer to our question about how much the early parliamentary elections would cost the citizens of Serbia.