Serbia’s designated premier, Aleksandar Vucic, will announce cabinet ministers before taking office on April 27, promising savings to consolidate public finances as the country works to join the European Union.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic formally named Aleksandar Vucic as prime minister designate, allowing the leader of the Progressive Party, the biggest group in parliament, to take office this month.
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and his deputy in the government will ask President Tomislav Nikolic to order March elections by Jan. 29 to shuffle the cabinet amid rising unrest over a shaky economic recovery.
Aleksandar Vucic, whose Serbian Progressive Party won last month’s elections, began talks with other parliamentary groups to form a new cabinet that will stabilize public finances and overhaul the economy.
Serbian Prime Minister-Elect Aleksandar Vucic vowed to cut spending and avoid debt restructuring before a vote on his government as he begins work on an international aid accord and European Union membership.
Serbia’s government will hold talks with leaders of a majority-Serb area in northern Kosovo to implement a deal normalizing the country’s relationship with its former province, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said.