Bor, December 25-26th – Even the initiative „I Choose Whom I Choose“ got infected with the holiday atmosphere. The members of Dim Team took a walk along the streets of Bor so they would talk to their fellow citizens about the biggest problems in the local community. On that occasion, they didn’t forget to hand them the New Year cards they had made themselves.
„Although it was a very cold Sunday, the passers by were in a good mood and eager to share with us their opinion on main issues that Bor and its surrounding struggle with. Youth unemployment, stray dogs, air pollution and deserted facilities that ruin the city sights are matters that worry the citizens of Bor the most“ said Nikola Pešić, the leader of this team. The team repeated greeting their citizens the next day.
The activists will continue to collect the information about problems that their citizens indicate. Further on, they will notify the MPs on these issues upon their visit to Bor and local municipalities. Finally, the activists will hold the MPs accountable for putting these issues on the agenda during the Members of Parliament Questions Day at the National Assembly.
“I Choose Whom I Choose” is the initiative for Serbian election system reform that is carried out by the citizens of twelve cities, gathered around the National Coalition for Decentralization, Media and Reform Center Niš and CSO Serbia on the Move. Induced by the fact that citizens don’t choose their representatives in the Parliament, but the political parties are making that choice instead because the malfunctioning election system allows them to, the activists inform their fellow citizens about the flaws of the current election system and motivate them to join the initiative. The goal of the initiative is to reform the election system in Serbia in order to provide equitable geographic representation of citizens in the Parliament, accountability of chosen representatives, gender equality in the Parliament and representation of minority groups and communities.
I choose whom I choose – putting the citizens’ and community interests in front of political parties’