Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday that a number of ruling party ministers will no longer be in the government if his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) wins the next elections.
Speaking on the Upitnik talk show on the Serbian state TV (RTS), Vucic said he had asked both coalition partners and SNS members why they weren’t working harder. He singled out Environment Minister Goran Trivan asking why he did not speak out about air pollution.
He said he banned all SNS members from commenting on claims that relations with coalition partner, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) had deteriorated and refused to comment further.
Asked about the dialogue between the authorities and opposition, Vucic said the opposition wanted the right to submit senseless amendments to laws and double the time allocated for parliament debats. “They got everything but they’re not interested,” he said.
The president claimed that the opposition wants him to impose a state of emergency and postpone the elections.