Parliamentary Elections in Serbia 2014: Replay or Reset?

By: 
  • Irena Ristić
In January 2014, after two years and hence after only half of the term in office, the government of Serbia, consisting at its core of the Socialist Party of Serbia (Socijalistička partija Srbije, SPS) and the Serbian Progressive Party (Srpska napredna stranka, SNS) announced its suspension and asked for snap elections to be held in March 2014. Despite the fact that the government had a stable majority in the parliament, and was neither exposed to a no-confidence vote nor confronted with an initiative for such, this decision came as no surprise.