First Interim Report Of Long Term Election Observation
The CRTA Election Observation Mission assesses that the course of the election campaign thus far has been marked by pronounced advantages which the ruling parties have gained through the abuse of institutions and manipulations of the electoral calendar. In less than two years, the second extraordinary parliamentary and Belgrade elections were announced. Extraordinary provincial elections were also announced, and without precedent and clear explanation, a decision was made to hold snap local elections in over a third of the municipalities, half a year before they were set to be scheduled. The relatively short inter-election period was not used to improve electoral conditions.