Serbian leader steps down from party leadershipSerbian leader steps down from party leadership

(MENAFN) Leader Aleksandar Vucic has resigned as president of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) following 11 years in control, with Defense Minister Milos Vucevic ready to take his place. Vucic, who is going to remain in headquarters as leader, said that his choice came after anti-government riots in Belgrade as well as conflicts in Kosovo.

SNS delegates acknowledged Vucic’s resignation at a party meeting in the city of Kragujevac on Saturday, choosing Vucevic as his replacement instantly afterwards.

Vucic presumed presidential of the SNS in 2012, taking over from Tomislav Nikolic. Vucic and Nikolic originated the party 15 years ago (2008) after dispute with the nationalist Serbian Radical Party.

"I will never leave this party, I am proud to have led the best party all these years," Vucic declared to attendees, conceited of the SNS’ widespread support even among “the hybrid war that is being waged against our country.”

Vucic declared that he is going to stay in headquarters as leader, and that the SNS will participate in a broader political movement which will be starting in June.


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