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Serbia will get new parliament, mandates confirmed regardless of protests from opposition – Euractiv

Serbia obtained its new parliament on Tuesday after the mandates of all 250 MPs had been accepted at a constitutive session through which opposition members walked out in entrance of the rostrum with banners and whistles in protest earlier than leaving the parliamentary chamber.

The ruling occasion members took the oath by reciting a pre-prepared textual content whereas opposition members left the chamber. A few of them, the NADA coalition and members of ‘Serbia In opposition to Violence’, took their oath within the foyer of the parliament.

Borko Stefanović from Serbia In opposition to Violence acknowledged that he believes that “regardless of all obstructions and the unprecedented police presence within the Meeting, residents had been capable of witness an unlawful and illegitimate state of affairs.”

“This parliament was constructed on election fraud. This represented the ruling occasion’s defence of their election theft behind police cordons and the Praetorian Guard. I feel residents might see that that is neither a standard parliament neither is it based on the desire of the folks of Serbia, however on election fraud,” he mentioned.

European Parliament has now known as for an unbiased worldwide investigation by authorized consultants and establishments into irregularities within the parliamentary, provincial and native elections in Serbia, specializing in the elections in Belgrade, as acknowledged in a working doc. A vote on the problem is scheduled for 8 February.

(Jelena Nikolić |

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