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Sapic re-elected as Belgrade mayor

Jun 24, 2024, 5:48:23 PMArticle by Iskra Pavlova
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June 24 (SeeNews) - The Belgrade city assembly said on Monday it has re-elected Aleksandar Sapic as mayor, following the June 2 election rerun won by the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of president Aleksandar Vucic.

Sapic re-elected as Belgrade mayor
Photo: Belgrade city assembly

Sapic, an SNS loyalist, has been re-elected for a second four-year term, the city assembly said in a statement.

In the statement, Sapic stated that he will focus on major projects, including building the Belgrade metro and preparing for the city's hosting of the 2027 EXPO.

He also noted he has no ambitions for a third term in office.

Earlier in June, local elections were repeated in Belgrade and in 87 out of 145 municipalities across the country after the main opposition alliance in the country, Serbia Against Violence, alleged that both parliamentary and local elections held in December 2023 were fraught with irregularities, sparking significant street protests. In December, SNS won 47% of the snap general election vote, while Serbia Against Violence coalition came second with 23.28%.

On June 2, SNS won the election rerun in the capital Belgrade with 52.8%, securing the majority of seats in the city assembly. It also declared victory in dozens of cities and towns across Serbia, including Novi Sad and Nis - Serbia's second and third largest cities.

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