Novi Sad city assembly sacks mayor

An extraordinary session of the Novi Sad Assembly which lasted over 20 hours finished early on Thursday with the election of a new mayor.

Source: Tanjug

New assembly speaker, city council members and other officials have also been elected.

This came after councilors voted to sack the city's previous leadership.

The agenda included 20 items. In a secret vote, the assembly members dismissed mayor Igor Pavličić from the Democratic Party (DS) and assembly speaker Aleksandra Jerkov from the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV). Miloš Vučević from the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) was elected as the new mayor, while Borko Ilić from the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) will act as his deputy.

The new assembly speaker is Siniša Sević from the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), while his deputy is Miroslav Ilić from the Dveri movement.

The assembly also chose 11 members of the city council and 16 directors of public and utility companies in the city.

The new ruling majority is made up of five MP groups - the SNS with 15 representatives, the SPS with seven, the DSS with five, All for Novi Sad with nine (six from the Roma Democratic Party and three from the Serbian Renewal Movement), and Novi Sad Now with six (five from Dveri Novi Sad and one from None of the Above, who has been expelled from the movement).

The opposition is made up of 18 representatives of the DS, 12 of the LSV, one of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians and five of the Serb Radical Party (SRS).

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