GI SDP „Oliver Ivanovic“ joins Srpska Lista

„GI SDP has decided to participate with other political options which will be on the list ‘Srpska Lista – Aleksandar Vucic’ in the upcoming parliamentary elections. We believe that the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija need unity at this time, the support of the state of Serbia for the survival and preservation of state and national interests,” GI SDP wrote in a short press release, confirming thus what the local public was expecting since yesterday evening, as was speculated last night about Bozovic joining Srpska Lista.

The first indication of today’s event was given by GI SDP activist, Marko Jaksic on Wednesday evening.

„Unfortunately, Igor Simic will receive a new reinforcement from the SDP tomorrow. I would be ashamed. Both of the people and of Oliver who is no longer here. Well, fine. Everyone should do as they choose!”- Jaksic posted last evening via his social media accounts.

Igor Simic is currently the Vice-President of Srpska Lista. Simic is believed to be a person on the rise in this political formation and SNS in general. Previously, he was a close associate of Oliver Ivanovic who switched to Srpska Lista in 2015, during Ivanovic’s imprisonment, when practically most of Ivanovic’s associates and councilors collectively did the same both in Mitrovica and Zvecan.

Ksenija Bozovic, who was chairman of the North Mitrovica MA until then, was dismissed in May 2016. Her dismissal was initiated by her former party member, Dejan Guresic, who also switched to the Srpska Lista. Guresic was assigned the post of the chairman of North Mitrovica MA – a function he holds to date.

Marko Jaksic later announced that he is leaving the GI SDP.

„As of tonight, I am no longer a member of the GI SDP. I do not want anyone to associate me with any persons or political options in any form. I wish luck to those who can do this,“ he said.

Marko Jaksic was a municipal councilor of the GI SDP, but he resigned earlier this year after the pressures he was placed under when became one of the organizers of the „1 out of 5 million“ protests in Kosovo.

The end of the last of the Mohicans

The GI SDP „Oliver Ivanovic“ has three councilors in North Mitrovica MA – Ksenija Bozovic, Dusan Milunovic and Igor Rajcic, and one GI SDP councilor in Ranilug.

GI SDP councilors, including Marko Jaksic and a few other associates, are perceived as the last of the Mohicans of a civic initiative whose leader was assassinated on the day he was supposed to register the initiative as a political party and before Ivanovic himself was supposed to become a councilor in North Mitrovica MA. He previously prepared himself to this position after went through a political and media demonization by the rulling Srpska Lista and Serbian officials in the campaign.

Just a few days earlier, before the early parliamentary elections in Kosovo, KoSSev published the political profile of GI SDP with an accent on the individuals who remained to defend the political idea and preserve the legacy and memory of their leader, such as Ksenija Bozovic – as it was the chief feedback by the public until now.

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