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Aleksandar Vucic plays Milosevic role in Serbia

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President Aleksandar Vucic would prefer think that dark forces beyond the borders are manipulating demonstrators in Serbia rather than acknowledge that protests in Belgrade are a sign of dissatisfaction with his government. After winning a landslide victory in "elections" that were boycotted by the opposition in June, Vucic now controls two-thirds of the seats in parliament.

Vucic has no explanation for how "foreign agents" could control tens of thousands of people all over Serbia. Nor does he name any names. He is simply spreading the same conspiracy theories that date back to Yugoslavia's ruling Communist party.

DW's Miodrag Soric

He learned how to do this from his mentor, the late President Slobodan Milosevic, who also mutated from Communist to nationalist. Vucic, too, claims to be a democratic ruler and has adopted his mentor's methods for holding onto power: clamping down on dissent, consolidating the media and keeping the judicial system under........

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