After such election results, certain negotiations must take place, between the ruling political parties, opposition parties, representatives of civil society and experts, with the aim of forming a kind of consensus on the future of the state and society.
The results of the elections held at the national level, the provincial level in Vojvodina and the local level, correspond with the predictions and expectations of serious researchers and those familiar with the political situation in the country. The brutal campaign of the regime parties, the boycott of the more serious section of the opposition, as well as the ritual political suicides of political parties, most of them not embedded in the electorate, who were fishing on the reduced electoral threshold and being let off by media with national coverage, proved unable to achieve a different outcome.
In no way should the winner of the elections consider that he has received the full and legitimate right to decide the fate of all citizens, without listening to those who didn’t vote.
In our opinion, two conclusions follow from this: in no way should the winner of the elections feel too proud and consider that he has received the full and legitimate right to decide the fate of all citizens, without also listening to those who did not go to the polls, because that would be a big mistake. On the other hand, the representatives of the boycott opposition also shouldn’t think that all those citizens who chose not to go to the polls are their voters and that they represent them. This means that some kind of negotiation must follow, between the ruling political parties, opposition parties, civil society representatives and experts, perhaps even a round table, aimed at building a kind of consensus on the future of the state and society. Displaying muscles on the one hand, or stubborn rejection on the other hand, do not lead to the resolving of the huge crisis that has been shaking Serbian society for a long period.