Serbia's early election to be called in 45-50 days

Serbia's early parliamentary election will be called in 45 to 50 days, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday, adding that the campaign would be "very brief" and that he would take part in it only ten days.

The early election is necessary because of the government's plans to wrap up the ongoing reforms by 2020 and to examine its legitimacy, which the opposition disputes, he told reporters.

The election might be held at the end of April.

Vucic would not predict the outcome of a new round of dialogue with Pristina scheduled for tomorrow in Brussels, but said it would focus on the implication of agreements reached on August 25, 2015.

Belgrade has accused Pristina a number of times of obstruction of an agreement on the formation of an association of Serb municipalities in Kosovo, which is part of an agreement reached in Brussels in April 2013, to which Kosovo opposition parties have objected with protests and incidents in parliament and in the streets of Pristina.

Last update: Tue, 26/01/2016 - 16:37

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