The leaders of Serbia’s opposition, associations and people who favour the boycott of the April vote, gathered in the central Kragujevac city, to say that decision had no alternative since the regime failed to secure fair election conditions in the four years after the previous ballot, N1 reported.
Bosko Obradovic, the leader of the nationalist Dveri movement, said the situation in Serbia was not normal.
“There is no normal parliamentary debate, normal media, no free elections. The regime is dug deep into crime and corruption, and we are watching our children and youths who are going abroad,” he said, adding it was time to “draw a line.”
The Deputy Leader of the People’s Party Miroslav Aleksic described the boycott as the start of the campaign for free elections.
“I don’t want Aleksandar Vucic to take care of our children’s future. They will take care of their children, and that means that our kids leave Serbia and are cured by text messages. We must not accept that. Only the boycott saves Serbia,” he said.
Other officials from opposition parties also addressed the rally, saying they would gather regularly and then went for a walk through the city's central streets.