“We are not a member of the EU, but we are a European country,” she said. “I understand that it is probably difficult to admit to yourself that you were financing and supporting a criminal regime, but this is the last chance to stand in the way of this autocracy.”
Radomir Lazović, co-president of the Serbian Green–Left Front party, doubts that the ruling party will accept any of the EU’s demands. “We had tens of thousands of people on the streets, there was a huge demand to repeat the election,” he told POLITICO.
“If they wanted to accept it, they would have done so after the first indications that the elections were stolen,” he said.
Ever since the election on December 17, tens of thousands opposition supporters frequently gather in the Serbian capital Belgrade to protest against the goverment. Local and international observers have condemned election fraud, including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), whic is set to publish a report on the parliamentary election by the end of February, OSCE spokesperson Katya Andrusz said.
“People know very well what is happening and this resolution is a significant victory for Serbia’s democracy and people“ Lazović insisted. “The only way out is to cancel the elections and repeat them — but under fair conditions.”
Both Tepić and Lazović expect the ruling party to diminish the importance of the resolution. “I think that they will start a campaign, we are already being called traitors,” Lazović said.
Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabić took to X to express her opinion on the resolution: “Resolutions come and go — this is not the first, nor will it be the last, but it will forever be recorded that there were political parties and people in Serbia who sought the abolition of the sovereignty of their own country.”