March 16, 2020 / 7:59 PM / 2 months ago

Serbia postpones April 26 elections due to coronavirus outbreak - state election commission

BELGRADE, March 16 (Reuters) - Serbia’s state Election Commission postponed on Monday the April 26 general elections due to the coronavirus outbreak and until after the abolishment of the state of emergency, it said in a statement.

“All the deadlines regarding the election process will be set after the end of the state of emergency,” it said.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is also the head of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, on Sunday declared the state of emergency in a bid to halt spreading of the coronavirus disease. (Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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