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International pressure on Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for his refusal to comply with sanctions on Russia has eased. For this reason, analysts and pollsters now believe that the war in Ukraine will ultimately benefit him more in the final spurt of the election campaign - presidential, parliamentary and local elections will be held in Belgrade and other cities and municipalities in Serbia on 3 April.
A currently rather rare picture: while millions of people around the world are condemning Putin’s brutal war in numerous demonstrations and expressing their solidarity with the Ukrainian people who are struggling for their lives, the illegal campaign has met with enthusiastic public approval in Belgrade.
Three Months ago you spoke concerning the current developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina about a “clear violation of the Law” and stated that the escalation fuelled by Milorad Dodik was more widespread than in previous years.
Election observation missions at national and local level have been at the centre of the activities of the independent Centre for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) for several years. The focus is not only on the day of the election itself. Months beforehand, the Centre observes and analyses whether democratic standards are in place and whether political competitors are being treated fairly and given sufficient coverage and mention in the media...