The main opposition parties have discussed the electoral conditions for the upcoming elections in 2022 with European Parliament representatives.
The opposition came prepared, and has proposed a set of measures – from forming a temporary ministry or coordination teams that will monitor electoral conditions, to special commissioners assigned to state-owned enterprises and institutions, and assurances of objectivity in media coverage. However, according to Robert Kozma, from Ne davimo Beograd, we must not forget that the focus needs to be on citizens and their rights to decide freely in the following elections.
“We participate in these discussions because Serbia has an undemocratic regime. Unfortunately, the ruling government has transformed some form of democratic elections that had existed into an undemocratic hybrid regime. This has been assessed in several recent reports, such as Freedom House’s or the European Parliament’s. This is why we have these discussions, and not because we are asking for some political concessions. No, we only ask that citizens’ rights be respected”, Kozma said.