Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic said on Friday that the coming elections would not be held in March but by the final date allowed by law.
Under current Serbian law, the elections for parliament have to be called by the president 90 days before the current parliament’s term in office expires and the vote has to be held no less than 45 days and no more than 60 days after the elections are called. This parliament was constituted on June 3, 2016.
“We agreed that the elections will not be in March but to allow the Serbian President to decide to hold them by the final deadline within the Constitution and law,” she told a media conference after the European Parliament-mediated talks between the authorities and part of the opposition on improving election conditions.
“My belief is that after a series of talks in these three rounds, we managed to adopt or in the process of adopting the conclusions we agreed in a short time,” she said.
Gojkovic said that agreement had been reached to appoint new members of the Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM).