Serbian Parliament Resumes Work, Elects New President
Belgrade, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) After a break of over two months, the Serbian National Assembly (parliament) resumed today its constituent session of August 3 to elect its powers, first of all, a new president.
In the chamber, under strict protection measures due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the candidacy of congressman Ivica Dacic, leader of the Serbian Socialist Party (SPS), to preside over the parliament that emerged from June 21 legislative elections, was presented.
The candidate is the first government vice-president and foreign minister, which functions are carried out from today by the prime minister, Ana Brnabic, until she joins the new government and appoints a foreign minister, which should happen on Monday.
The session is chaired by Smilja Tisina, the oldest parliamentarian, in accordance with the statutes, until the new holder is elected.
On August 3, the constituent session was limited to confirming the mandate of the 250 elected legislators 188 of whom are from the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and its allies, led by the President of the Republic, Aleksandar Vucic, and 32 correspond to the SPS-USA coalition.
The Serbian Patriotic Union (SPAS) has 11 seats and the Union of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM) has nine.
Four legislators from the Justice and Reconciliation Party, three from the Sandzak SDA, and three from the Albanian Democratic Alternative United Valley are on the list.
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