Socialists to be invited to government negotiations - report

SPS party leader Ivica Dacic has told Belgrade-based daily Danas that he has not been offered the post of Serbia's next National Assembly president.

Source: B92, Danas, FoNet
Ivica Dacic and Aleksandar Vucic (Tanjug, file)
Ivica Dacic and Aleksandar Vucic (Tanjug, file)

But the paper is reporting, quoting "sources around the SNS" that this party's leader Aleksandar Vucic will after all invite the Socialists (SPS) "to talks on the formation of a future government."

The two parties were in coalition in the outgoing cabinet, and Vucic will make this invitation "despite the opposition within his party, and despite the statements that heard after the April 24 election."

"The reason is the assessment that a coalition with the Socialists is needed in order to form authorities in Vojvodina, in big cities, or in municipalities the SNS considers important... in case the Socialists do not join the government, they could withhold their support to the SNS at other important levels of government, possibly in Belgrade too, which would jeopardize the Belgrade Waterfront project, that is very important for the SNS rule in the capital" - said the article.

According to the daily, SPS officials Dijana Vukomanovic and Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic are currently mentioned as possible new ministers of education and health. However, it is "almost certain" that Dacic will not remain Serbia's foreign minister, writes Danas.


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