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Vucic nominated the head of the Serbian Ministry of Defense as a candidate for the post of prime minister.

Vucic nominated the head of the Serbian Ministry of Defense as a candidate for the post of prime minister.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic proposed the candidacy of Defense Minister Milos Vucevic for the post of head of government from the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SPP).

On March 6, Vučić participated in a meeting of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, of which he is a member. The leadership of the movement proposed nominating current Prime Minister Ana Brnabic for the post of Chairman of the Serbian Parliament following the results of the parliamentary elections held on December 17. After three days of debate, on March 19, deputies elected Brnabic as chairman of the legislative assembly, leaving the vacancy of prime minister open.

“Based on the paragraph of the Constitution… I propose to the People’s Assembly (Parliament) Milos Vucevic as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia,” Vucic wrote on social networks.

Parliament is expected to set a date for consideration and approval of the new government in the coming days.

On October 26, 2022, members of the Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia by a majority vote approved the current composition of the country’s government, headed by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. Defense Minister Vucevic was elected chairman of the ruling SPP in May 2023, after President Vucic announced his resignation as leader of the movement, but continued his membership in the party.

Fifty-year-old Milos Vucevic, before taking over as Serbia’s defense minister in 2022, was the mayor of the country’s second largest city, Novi Sad, where he previously graduated from the Faculty of Law. He has been an active member of the SPP since the very beginning of the party’s activities.

In Serbia, on December 17, parliamentary and municipal elections were held in 65 cities and regions of the republic. According to the results of the expression of will approved by the Republican Election Commission, the coalition “Aleksandar Vucic – Serbia does not dare to stop” received 129 deputy mandates out of a total of 250 in the Assembly. Their main opponents are the pro-Western bloc “Serbia against violence” – 65 mandates, the union of parties “Ivica Dacic – Prime Minister of Serbia” – 18 seats in parliament, “Dr. Milos Jovanovic – hope for Serbia” – 13 mandates, the coalition “We are the voice of the people – Professor, Doctor Branimir Nestorovic” – also 13 mandates, the national minority party “Union of Hungarians of Vojvodina” – 6 mandates.