Ruling coalition MPs in the Serbian parliament attacked the two-part documentary about President Aleksandar Vucic’s political life, calling it trash and primitive propaganda.
The first part of the Ruler documentary was aired on N1 TV on Monday night with the second part to follow on Tuesday.
The attacks came during the time allocated for MPs to pose questions to state institutions. Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) MP Aleksandar Markovic demanded to know if the country’s electronic media watchdog, the REM, would react over what he said was “a constant campaign by a TV station without a dubious license”. He claimed that Vucic was portrayed as a hooligan, liar, sick man and manipulator in the documentary in which he said “journalist wannabe Slavisa Lekic brought together people who hate Vucic”.
Peasant Party leader Marijan Risticevic asked Culture Minister Vladan Vukosavljevic who financed the documentary and added that he wants to know if “it was ordered by the Albanian Mafia”. He accused N1 of being “a pirate, unregistered TV station that only broadcasts losers from the Alliance for Serbia”.