Serbia may hold early elections, decision by end-September: PM Vucic

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 26, 2015 1:15 PM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday there was a 50/50 chance his government would call an early election, though he declined to give his reasons.

A decision on when to call the vote would be made by the end of September, said Vucic, who took office in April 2014 after a resounding election win by his conservative Serbian Progressive Party. Under the usual schedule, the next election would take place in 2018.

A vote could be held within three to four months after the decision, he added in Vienna, a day before the start of a Western Balkan summit.

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(Reporting by Ivana Sekularac and Karin Strohecker)