On Wednesday night, the citizens’ movement “1 in 5 million” submitted the electoral list to the Electoral Commission of the Republic (REC) for the parliamentary elections to be held on June 21.
Valentina Reković, spokeswoman for “1 in 5 million” and the first on the list, said there were 100 people on the list who would run for parliament in the National Assembly, 80% of whom were young people.
He also said it was difficult for members of the movement to collect signatures across Serbia because, he claimed, they were under pressure both from the authorities and the opposition who wanted to join their boycott.
Reković noted that the signatures were collected in 15 cities in Serbia, adding that in some places, local authorities were “supervising” those entering the offices of “1 in 5 million” and claimed that a girl from Zajecar was fired for supporting in the civil movement “1 in 5 million”.
According to Reković, they also faced similar pressure from the opposition to join the boycott, adding that some People’s Party officials were in cars day and night in front of the movement’s headquarters in Novi Sad.
He also claimed that Democratic Party officials visited the parties in Arandjelovac where the “1 in 5 million” movement was collecting signatures.
Reković noted that they had problems finding notaries, while some of them met with them.
“Although many believed that we could not be able to compile the list or hand over the signatures, we succeeded, so this is our first victory in the election cycle”, Reković concluded.
The Electoral Commission has called on the Citizens’ Movement “1 in 5 million” to correct the deficiencies in the next 48 hours and submit to the Electoral Commission of the Republic the missing legal validation of the declaration of support for the citizens on the list./ibna