Deputy President of the Democratic Party (DS) Jelena Trivan stated Monday that there is no chance for a coalition with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) to be formed ahead of the elections, and that speculations of the kind, including those presented by Leader of the United Regions of Serbia (URS) Mladjan Dinkic, are unoriginal attempts at attraction of votes. Trivan told Tanjug that citizens know very well that the DS has had firm principles for 22 years already and that it could not form a ruling coalition with just anyone.
“Mladjan Dinkic certainly knows that the DS will candidate its most competent people for all positions, including the office of the prime minister, and that unlike him the DS clearly said what a catastrophic outcome for Serbia it would be to appoint
SNS leader Tomislav Nikolic as prime minister. However, we do not view the elections as a fight for the prime minister’s office, but rather a chance for citizens’ prosperity,” Trivan said.
The URS leader stated on Saturday that the movement will not close a coalition with the SNS, but he is not sure that the DS would maintain such a consistent approach in the matter.
(Serbian President and DS leader) Boris Tadic did not publicly deny the possibility of such a coalition, and citizens are expecting him to do so, Dinkic stated and added that this point is exceptionally important because there is no hint as to which members of DS may be running for the position of prime minister. This is why it would only be fair for Tadic to publicly say whether there is a chance for him to offer the position to (SNS leader) Tomislav Nikolic, the URS leader said.