The Progressive Party of Serbia (SNS) has opened a call center in Belgrade, where about 350 activists are employed, reports the Center for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS), whose main task is to call Serbian citizens and ask them votes for the ruling party in the Serbian parliamentary elections scheduled for December 17, 2023.
From there, more than 100 people call Serbian citizens every day and ask them if they will vote for the SNS of the Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, in the parliamentary and local elections in December, while CINS has raised doubts about buying votes through money from SNS "black funds" and giving or receiving bribes in connection with elections.
CINS has revealed how people are hired to work at this center, how much they are paid and what the main prerequisite is. In this group, according to the research, more than 350 people, SNS activists, have been employed, while they work in shifts and receive a daily salary of about 50 euros for a little more than four hours of work, including allowances for food and coffee.
However, that is not all. Interested persons are first asked to vote for SNS before being employed at this center. They even have to photograph the ballot and send it to the address of the responsible persons, even though photographing the ballot is prohibited, taking into account the rules of the Election Commission of Serbia.
The work in the SNS call center is divided between people who deal mainly with making calls and other people who deal mainly with entering Serbian citizens into the SNS database, where every citizen is included, regardless of which political party to vote for in the general elections of Serbia.