The part of the opposition that boycotted the last elections is too weak and divided, with leaders who are politically spent, and doesn’t represent a serious alternative to the government. That’s why the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t changed and won’t change anything on the political scene. The challenges confronting the government are related to the issues of preserving economic and social stability and the issue of Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina
The Coronavirus has not changed the attitudes of voters and won’t change them, nor will the COVID-19 pandemic have any repercussions on the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Serbia, to be held in spring next year. The opposition – or the part that boycotted the last elections – is too weak and divided, with leaders who are politically spent, and doesn’t represent a serious alternative to the government. The majority of Serbia’s citizens are aware of that. Moreover, the opposition isn’t even in a position to find a high-quality common presidential candidate who could possibly enter the second round of elections, let alone prove victorious against the current president of Serbia.
The strongest pressure exerted on the government will push towards serbia recognising kosovo’s independence and agreeing to the unitarising of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Actually, the only hope for the Serbian opposition is for the European Union to include itself in the election process, somehow on its side. On the other hand, the government will be confronted by major problems in the period ahead. On the internal front, it is imperative for the government to preserve economic and social stability. The Kosovo issue and the protection of Republika Srpska will remain the two most important national policy priorities. The strongest pressure exerted on the government will push towards Serbia recognising Kosovo’s independence and agreeing to the unitarising of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Coronavirus pandemic will probably be just a bad dream by the beginning of 2022, while the problems that I’ve mentioned will continue to dominate Serbian politics.