73 percent of citizens opposed to war over Kosovo - survey

A large majority of citizens of Serbia thinks it would not be justified to go into an armed conflict so that Kosovo and Metohija remains a part of Serbia.

Source: Tanjug
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This is according to the Belgrade Center for Security Policy.

The organization said that 73 percent of respondents said "no," 10 percent said "yes" while 17 percent "did not know."

The survey, that will be presented on Monday, also shows that most voters from right-wing parties such as the SRS and Dveri would not be ready to take up arms for the sake of Serbia's southern province, writes the Belgrade-based paper Blic.

Respondents aged 18 to 29 are the most belligerent as 15 percent would go to war over Kosovo, continued the article. At the same time 70.6 percent of SNS voters said they were against the idea of going to war in order to keep Kosovo within Serbia, while the number was 86.5 percent when it comes to DS voters, and 70.2 percent with SPS-PUPS-JS voters.

The highest percentage of negative answers came from the supporters of the Enough is Enough Movement - 96 percent.

The poll was conducted with the support of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry from December 26 until January 14 and included 1,403 adult citizens of Serbia.


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