Journalist to run for Serbia’s president in 2022

NEWS 16.12.2021 09:39
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Source: N1

Srdjan Skoro, a freelance journalist, told N1’s morning programme he would run for Serbia’s president in April next year, adding he believed he could win over the incumbent Aleksandar Vucic.

“I think I can win that race,” Skoro, 58, said and called on his friends from the Assembly of Free Serbia and colleagues from the opposition to support him.

So far,  the opposition nationalist Dveri Movement leader Bosko Obradovic announced his candidacy. Vucic had not confirmed he would run for the second term, but his political allies said he should.

Presidential, early general and Belgrade elections are due in Serbia on April 3, 2022.

Skoro said he would be nominated by a group of citizens he would form, adding some opinion polls suggested he could be a good candidate but did not specify.

He said he was „not paid by either Vucic or (an opposition leader Dragan) Djilas.“ He added he did not discuss the candidacy with other colleagues from the country’s opposition, adding it was the least ready for the presidential vote since it was considered lost to Vucic in advance. “That is not true,” Skoro said.

“I think the people will have a chance to see a different story, a different approach,” he added and  said he would not have “a rich campaign.”

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