Serbian President to start consultations on gov’t

SOURCETanjug

BELGRADE – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will on Thursday start consultations on the formation of the Serbian government with a meeting with Aleksandar Vucic, who heads the “Aleksandar Vucic – Serbia is winning” electoral list, which won the most seats in the April 24 early parliamentary elections.

The consultations will take place at the president’s General Secretariat at 2 pm, the presidential press office announced in a statement.

Under the Serbian constitution, the candidate for prime minister is put forward to the parliament following meetings with the representatives of the lists elected.

Seven electoral lists have made it to the new parliament – the list led by Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), which won 131 seats, the Socialist Party of Serbia-United Serbia list, the Serbian Radical Party, the Enough is Enough movement, the coalition led by the Democratic Party, the Dveri-Democratic Party of Serbia coalition, the Liberal Democratic Party-League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina-Social Democratic Party coalition and five minority lists.

Under the Law on the President, the head of state must propose a candidate who can ensure that the government can be elected.

Despite the fact that the SNS-led list has the majority required to form the new government on its own, Vucic has already announced that Istvan Pastor’s Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians will definitely be a partner in the government.

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