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Serbian president dissolves parliament, sets April 3 as election day

The document was signed during a televised address to the nation

BELGRADE, February 16. /TASS/. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic dissolved the country’s parliament on Tuesday, with early parliamentary elections set on April 3.

The document was signed during a televised address to the nation, broadcast live by the country’s national television.

"I have just signed a document to dissolve the parliament. On the basis of the Constitution of Serbia, the Law on the President of Serbia and the Law on People’s Deputies, I resolve <…> that <…> elections will be held on April 3, 2022," he said.

"The previous convocation of the parliament passed important decisions for our country, particularly in the domain of the law. We have parliamentary and local elections ahead, and I call upon citizens of Serbia to cast their ballot," the Serbian leader continued.

Just a few minutes before the presidential address, parliament speaker Ivica Dacic appointed municipal elections on the same date. Dacic also said that he would officially announce the date of the upcoming presidential elections in early March, 90 days before the incumbent president’s term expires. In his words, the presidential vote is also likely to take place on April 3.