Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has compiled a brief report on Serbia's political landscape following snap parliamentary elections and scheduled municipal elections in April. The government of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won re-election handily, while new, and not so new, political alternatives produced notable results as well. The election outcome positions Serbia to take on important tasks related to European Union integration, governance reform, economic development, and regional stabilization. The election process itself highlights areas of needed democratic reform.
NDI's Serbia program portfolio includes nonpartisan citizen election observation, public policy research and discourse, parliamentary and political party strengthening, and LGBT and Roma political participation. The Institute has been supported in these efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Open Society Foundation/Serbia, to which it extends its appreciation. The content of this report is that of NDI alone.