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Serbia: Vucic, justice reform approved, over 60% yes

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(ANSAmed) – BELGRADE, JANUARY 17 – Serbian citizens approved the constitutional amendments on justice that were the subject of the referendum held yesterday in the Balkan country. This was reported late in the evening by President Aleksandar Vucic.

In a press conference at the headquarters of his Serbian Progress Party (SNS, Conservative), Vucic said that after the 97.02% of the ballots were counted, the yes to justice reform was 60.48% of the voters, compared 39.52% of those who said no.

Expressing himself satisfied with the result, the president congratulated the voters on the democratic atmosphere that characterized the election day. “There were practically no problems anywhere”, said the president, according to whom “Serbia has launched a very positive image to the world” in terms of further democratization, an independent judiciary and autonomous prosecutors. with an advancement of the country in terms of the rule of law, an issue that is very close to the heart of the EU, with which Serbia is engaged in the accession negotiations. “We have done a good thing for the country.”

Vucic did not provide official figures on turnout, which was still very low. The latest communication from the electoral commission relating to 6pm yesterday, two hours before polling stations closed, spoke of a participation of just 25.25%. For the validity of the referendum there was no conditionality on the quorum or minimum turnout. (ANSAmed).

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