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A total of 9,9 percent of voters voted in parliamentary elections by 10:00

- / 03.04.2022.

A total of 9,9 percent of voters registered in the Voters’ List voted in parliamentary elections by 10:00 (margin of error 0,4).  In comparison, voter turnout by 10:00 in the 2016 parliamentary elections was 9,4 percent, and 9,1 percent in the 2020 parliamentary elections. 

A total of 26,7 percent of voters voted in parliamentary elections by 13:00

- / 03.04.2022.

A total of 26,7 percent of voters voted in parliamentary elections by 13:00 (margin of error 0,7). In comparison, voter turnout by 13:00 in the 2016 parliamentary and 2017 presidential elections was 25,1 percent, and 22,9 percent in the 2020 elections. 

Election campaign in worse conditions than 2020.

- / 31.03.2022.

Institutions responsible for implementing laws and protecting voter rights did not, through their work, sufficiently contribute to protecting the public interest and achieving a higher degree of standards for free and democratic elections. Those institutions that did react to law breaches during the campaign did not influence a change in behaviour of those electoral actors who abused their institutional advantages in the election campaign. 

Preliminary long-term observation report: Pressures and electoral corruption outlast the election campaign; February 15th – March 4th

/ 29.03.2022.

Citizens from socially vulnerable categories, as well as public sector employees, are daily and continuously pressured to give their support or enforce support among other people for a political party. This is one of the main findings of the CRTA Observation Mission during the first part of the election campaign. Findings also show that, although…

Preliminary media monitoring report: The deceptive pluralism of the election campaign; February 15th – March 4th

/ 26.03.2022.

After several months in which political pluralism was almost non-existent due to the dominance of government representatives on television stations with national coverage, CRTA’s data show that during the first three weeks of the campaign there was a change in the coverage and reporting of opposition election actors. This change is marked by growing media…

CRTA addressing on upcoming elections at EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee on 25 March 2022

- / 25.03.2022.

On behalf of CRTA, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee. The election campaign in Serbia started with diversity in the election offer but in less favorable conditions for parties that do not constitute the ruling majority. The course of the campaign, so far, shows the presence of issues which burdened previous Serbian elections, also erasing the line between the state and party: abuse of state resources and office, pressures on voters, vote-buying and other forms of electoral corruption.

Three thousand of CRTA’s observers will monitor the Election Day

- / 25.03.2022.

CRTA has formed the largest election observation mission so far, that will assess the quality of voting process at presidential, parliamentary and Belgrade elections on April 3. More than three thousand of observers, trained in accordance with the highest international standards, will monitor elections, which is twice more observers than in 2020 elections.

Crta’s Program Director speech on 2022 elections in Serbia during the meeting of the European Parliament’s Serbia Delegation

- / 03.03.2022.

On behalf of CRTA, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address the Delegation.  2022 Elections will take place in the shadow of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Serbian authorities’ hesitation to fully align with the EU foreign policy is an outcome of a long-trend Russian political and economic influence and Serbian energy dependency from Russia. The context of war and lack of straightforward policies may intensify tensions in the ongoing election campaign. Pro-regime media are exploiting the war to glorify Russia and create new narratives that the president is heroically resisting pressures in securing Serbian independence. The election campaign in Serbia started with diversity in the election offer but in less favorable conditions for parties that do not constitute the ruling majority. 

Analysis – Prelude to War: Serbian media on Ukraine

/ 26.02.2022.

The analysis showed that, in the absence of the official statements due to the state’s long hesitation to determine, mainstream pro-regime media reported dominantly in favour of Russia. In their reporting, they admired the supremacy of the Russian army and Putin’s determination to confront the West, creating a narrative of Russia as a victim. This was extremely…

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