Shaip Kamberi, an Albanian MP in the Serbian Parliament, said on Wednesday that democracy in Serbia is worse than under former president Slobodan Milosevic.
In his speech in the constitutive session in parliament, Kamberi stated that the only opposition are the 6 MPs of the United Valley and SDA SANDZAK parliamentary group.
“We cannot vote for such government and parliament speaker,” he said.
The newly elected speaker is Ivica Dacic, the minister of foreign affairs in the previous government.
“This new government is a continuation of the past ones, which have never fulfilled the decisions for the Presevo Valley,” Kamberi noted.
Ivica Dacic accused Kamberi of despising and insulting the parliament, and said that he won’t allow this to happen.
“Dacic warned me that he would not allow such speeches, but we will not stop, despite the measures he can take. Freedom of speech is allowed both by law and by the regulation of the Assembly,” Kamberi told Kosovo’s public broadcaster RTK during an interview.
The MP also added that none of the three agreements signed between ethnic Albanians and the Serbian government since 2001 have been implemented.
“One of the agreements is signed by Dacic himself. However, despite the measures they can take, we will continue to highlight our problems,” Kamberi said.
“If out of 250 MPS, only 6 are from the opposition and there is no tolerance for those six, it speaks of the level of democracy there”, he concluded.