Opposition meets public in ruling coalition stronghold


A group of opposition officials organized a public meeting in the center of a town considered to be a stronghold of the ruling coalition.

Officials from the Democratic Party (DS) and Zajedno talked to people in Jagodina, trying to convince them that the claims of election fraud are right. Jagodina has been ruled for years by Dragan Markovic Palma, leader of the United Serbia party and an ally of Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) leader Ivica Dacic.

The opposition officials also discussed the European Parliament resolution on the December 17 elections and the minimum of conditions proposed by the ProGlas initiative for new elections. An N1 reporter said that a crowd of some 300 people gathered to speak to the DS and Zajedno officials along with their local counterparts.

A poll of the residents of Jagodina showed that a small percentage were informed about the European Parliament resolution with the elderly doubting the claims of election fraud with a slightly higher percentage of young people saying they believe the claims.