Jovanović reelected as LDP leader

BELGRADE -- Čedomir Jovanović has been reelected as leader of of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

He was elected the party president with a 41.3 percent of the vote in the LDP Assembly direct elections on Saturday.

Ivan Andrić, Dusan Mijić, Bojan Đurić and Dušica Anđelković were elected as LDP deputy leaders and Nataša Mićić was elected as chair of the party's political council.

Speaking at the assembly meeting celebration, Jovanović said that it is essential Serbia is given a date for the start of the talks to join the European family.

Speaking of the Brussels agreement on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština, Jovanović said that "no one else" could have reached but Prime Minister Ivica Dačić and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, as “everyone else would be knocked down for wishing such a thing."

The LDP leader said that “Serbia is an unfortunate country” because it has been led in a wrong way politically, adding that “the country needs to be organized anew, and the first step must be a willingness to build it on a different foundation.”