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Turnout in the referendum 29,6 percent, majority of citizens voted “for” constitutional changes

On the basis of 98 percent of processed sample, a total of 57,4 percent of citizens who voted “for” the confirmation of the act on changing the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, while a total of 41,6 percent of voters voted “against” constitutional changes, the CRTA’s observation mission reported. Margin of error with confidence interval of 95% was +/- 2,4 percent. Invalid ballots numbered a total of 1 percent of ballots.

Inadequate preparedness of bodies authorized to conduct the voting process

CRTA’s observation mission assesses the poor quality in the conduct of the voting process in the first part of the day, reflecting in inadequate preparation of polling stations (8%) and breaches of voting procedures outside of polling stations (6%). On significant number of polling stations – almost 30%, all members of polling boards were not present at the polls opening, representing the inadequate preparedness of bodies authorized to conduct the voting process.

We are expanding the election team – if you are a lawyer, apply!

CRTA invites lawyers with or without the experience, interested in monitoring and analysis of the electoral process, to join its election observation mission.  Tasks under this assignment include the collection and processing of information about irregularities within the electoral process, as well as the provision of support in raising citizens’ understanding about the electoral legislation and mechanisms to protect voting rights.

CRTA addresses the European Parliament and the Council of Europe: Rising concerns over the erosion of democracy

In the wake of the prospective debate in the European Parliament concerning the allegations of forced labor at the Linglong factory in Zrenjanin, as well as the environmental protests in Serbia, CRTA wrote a letter to Vladimir Bilčik, the European Parliament rapporteur for Serbia and Tanja Fajon, the chairwoman of Serbia’s EU Accession Committee, drawing attention to an array of other circumstances that illustrate how endangered the democracy and citizens’ rights in Serbia are, coming as a consequence of the lack of commitment of the Serbian government to obligations under Chapter 23 and the Stabilization and Association Agreement. 

CRTA started to observe an electoral process full of uncertainties

CRTA has formed an observation mission for the upcoming 2022 elections, and has begun to observe the period leading up to the official start of the election campaign. Our long-term observation will be focused on the work of state institutions and potential law changes, reporting of televisions with national coverage and local media, as well…

Analysis of the Agreement on Improving the Conditions for Holding Elections

The Agreement on Improving the Conditions for Conducting Elections (the Agreement) and the accompanying conclusion, resulting from an inter-party dialogue conducted under the auspices of the Speaker of the National Assembly (without the mediation of the European Parliament), provide for significant changes in the electoral process, just three months before the start of the election campaign for the scheduled regular presidential and Belgrade elections and the early parliamentary elections in 2022.