Socialist Party of Serbia is running the campaign to get rid of the ex in ex-president
The Socialist Party of Serbia started collecting signatures for the nomination of their leader, ex-President of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic, for the presidential elections in Serbia, which are to take place on September 29. The decision was made by the members of the party despited the current trial on Milosevic in the Hague and the resolution of the Central Electoral Committee in Belgrade, RTR-Vesti.Ru reported.
The Central Electoral Committee has informed that Milosevic can never run for the presidency of Serbia, since he held this position twice: in 1990 and 1992. The initiative of the Socialist Party of Serbia contradicts the Constitution of the country, because one person cannot be re-elected for the position of the president three times in a row.
However, the party is aware of this fact, although they say that the decision of the Central Electoral Committee regarding their refusal to register Milosevic an be appealed by the Supreme Court.
The party is going to prove that it will be very easy for them to collect ten thousand signatures in Milosevic’s support, very shortly, by the middle of the current week. Milosevic is enjoying great popularity among the Serbian people, and his popularity is growing with his every speech. The so-called “opinion polls” conducted by the Serbian media are absolutely fake (they say that only four or five percent of the Serbian people support Milosevic). The most important thing for the Socialist Party of Serbia is to show how totally wrong the mass media is. What if they collect not ten thousand, but even more signatures and bring them to the Hague? Carla might choke over her breakfast then.
Nominating someone for the presidency and collecting the requisite number of signatures is not at all a violation of the constitution. It will be up to the Central Electoral Committee to decide whether to register Milosevic or not.
Izvestia reported that the electoral committee of Serbia had granted an official registration only to one candidacy: the chairman of the Serbian radical party Voislav Seselj. The leader of the Serbian Unity Party Borislav Pelevic and Yugoslavian Vice Premier Miroljub Labus have already collected the requisite number of signatures.
Sergey Yugov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov