Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) leader Ivica Dacic said that his party’s list of candidates for the coming parliamentary and local elections will have a majority of young people on it.
Speaking at an online Youth Day conference organized by his party’s youth wing, Dacic said that young people have to be at the center of political decision making. “I decided that this year our parliamentary list will be made up primarily of young people, there have never been more young people on the list,” he said.
Youth Day was traditionally celebrated on the late Yugoslav President Tito’s birthday.
The Foreign Minister added that 43 percent of the candidates fielded by the SPS are women. According to Dacic, changes do not just happen which is why room should be made for young people to have more influence on political parties. “You have to fight and you have my support as leader,” he said.
“I keep telling older people that when I was young we had a slogan: We change so that they don;t change us. That means that the party has to constantly be in the process of reform, changes, reviews and that takes new people,” he said.