A forum titled 'Sign and support ProGlas' was held on Sunday in Kosovska Mitrovica, with Miodrag Jovanovic, PhD, professor at the University of Belgrade, writer and publisher Gojko Bozovic, and Milica Andric-Rakic, program manager of the New Social Initiative, addressing the citizens and speaking about the upcoming December elections.
Ordinary people have more understanding and solidarity with Serbs from Kosovo than the government in Belgrade, which does not report to anyone, has no responsibility or obligations towards institutions and the constitutional order, said one of the signatories of the ProGlas initiative, literary critic Gojko Bozovic.
He stressed that everything is decided by circles of the political or criminal oligarchs, instead of citizens whose lives and destinies are affected by all the events.
Bozovic said that this is why every signature for the ‘ProGlas’ initiative is precious, as it shows how much it is necessary to revive solidarity among citizens, as well as dialogue, which has been missing for so long.
Andric-Rakic warned that there is a large number of young and middle-aged people in Serbia who have fallen into defeatism and think that their vote does not change anything, which must change.
According to her, the upcoming December elections is a moment when it is possible, without violence, to “shake the government’s status.”
Jovanovic emphasised the fact that Kosovo Serbs have not been able to vote in their seats for elections in Serbia for two years, and that President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic is now convincing them that this is „normality“ and that they should go to vote in central Serbia – Raska, Tutin and Novi Pazar.
This, Jovanovic believes, is a defeatist message, especially the explanation that “it doesn’t matter” where you vote.
The initiative was launched by Ljubomir Simović, Vladimir Kostic, Ivanka Popovic, Miodrag Majic, Miodrag Jovanovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Vladica Cvetkovic, Svetlana Bojkovic, Gojko Bozovic, Srdan Golubovic, Biljana Stepanovic, Filip Ejdus, Tamara Dzamonja Ignjatovic and Petar Peca Popovic.
More than 160,000 citizens have signed the initiative so far.