"Huge changes" in Serbia's Govt, Vucic says; PM: Election when President says

NEWS 17.01.2020 11:50
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Source: Tanjug / Zoran Žestić

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, also the head of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), reiterated on Friday that 60 percent of local administration's leaders in the country from his party would be replaced and that the Government would undergo "huge changes," if SNS won in the next general and local elections, announcing them for April 19 or 26, the news agencies reported.

Last October,Vucic said that „there is no doubt that the government will be reshuffled in the coming period but that will depend on the situation in the region.“

A few days later, he announced massive changes in SNS. „The list of candidates should include as many young and uncompromised people as possible, no one with luxury cars,“ he said.

„These are big changes,“ Vucic told the Belgrade Prva TV on Friday.

 He added that as the party leader, he had the right to change the ministers because he was „fair to all of them,“ and that he „defended them whenever they came under attack.“

Addressing the judicial system in Serbia, Vucic criticised the prosecutors and judges for not being efficient enough despite having evidence from the police.

But, he added he could not change anything there to avoid being accused of interfering in the independence of the judiciary.