RIK: All election activities cease during state of emergency in Serbia

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Source: Oliver Bunic/AFP (arhiva)

Serbia’s Election Commission (RIK) decided on Monday to cease all election activities regarding then vote called for April 26, in line with the Decree on State of Emergency Measures, Vladimir Dimitrijevic, the head of the Commission, said.

The decision was brought with the majority of votes.

„RIK’s decision means that after the lifting of the state of emergency new deadlines for elections’ process will be set and that all the activities that have been undertaken until now will be valid in the resumption of the process,“ Bojan Clacar, from the centre for Free Elections and Democracy (CESID), told N1.  

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic declared the state of emergency for the whole of the country due to the. coronavirus pandemic.