After consultations with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Head of the Democratic Party Boris Tadic stated that representatives of the Democratic Party are intensively engaged in talks with leaderships of other parties on the formation of the parliamentary majority and that he expects that this will be completed over the next few days. As Tadic explained, the DS criterion for forming a government is not distribution of ministerial positions, but fiscal and monetary policies Serbia should have in place to pass through the economic crisis as easy as possible.
Tadic pointed out that ever since the elections ended, the coalition gathered around the DS is holding talks with all parliamentary parties except the Serbian Progressive Party and the Democratic Party of Serbia, and that the Progressives are doing the same. As he explained, the problem is that instead of earlier 24 parties, the Parliament is now composed of 46 parties. The goals, and above all, the economic policy, must be harmonized with all of them. The Democratic Party has focused on fiscal and monetary economic policies, EU integration, negotiations with the IMF and conditions under which the negotiations take place. According to Tadic, to ensure economic stability of a country, the most important is to adopt a series of measures in order for the investment process to continue, as that is the only way to instigate production and create new jobs. He pointed out that the DS-headed coalition has a clear political agenda and defined priorities for the future government, and that they are discussing the formation of the government and the future government’s policy with the Socialists’ representatives on a daily basis. Tadic added that the DS will never form a parliamentary majority that would have different position on the issues of Kosovo and the Republic of Srpska. It is important that all stands on the vital issues are clear prior to constitution of the government so that this body would not be destabilized later on, said Tadic.
All parties should take a stand on all issues before the government is formed, not just regarding Republika Srpska, but also monetary issues, talks with the IMF and concerning Kosovo, the DS leader stated.
We need a stable government that will be able to work on behalf of the people over the next year. The previous government’s stability was essential in securing political and economic stability. Many citizens are not sufficiently informed about this, but stability of the previous government was our foundation in defending economic integrity of our country in the future,“ said Tadic.
Along with Tadic, the DS delegation also comprises all the Party's vice presidents, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Serbia Rasim Ljajic.