On Sunday, the majority of Serb citizens voted in favor of constitutional changes in the judiciary. According to the preliminary referendum results, which President Aleksandar Vucic indicated in the evening, 60.48 percent voted in favor of the referendum, and 39.52 percent opposed it. Participation was low, however, reaching just over 25 percent by 6:00 p.m. The state election commission assumed that by 8:00 p.m., it would be a good 31%.
Constitutional amendments were necessary in the framework of the process of rapprochement with the European Union in Serbia. One of the aims of the referendum is to ensure that judges and prosecutors are not elected by Parliament, but by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary and the Public Prosecutor.
The majority of the opposition had previously spoken out against the constitutional amendments approved by Parliament in November. But since the June 2020 parliamentary elections, the opposition is practically no longer represented in Parliament. The next parliamentary and presidential elections will be held in April.
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