"I won't play, like they did in Macedonia," says Vucic

Vucic added that at the moment there is no talk about any solutions, because there is no conversation.

"I've said that a hundred times. I will not play like they did in Macedonia with consultative referendums where the people said they were against, yet pass that in the Assembly. I think it's a good agreement for them, I welcomed it, but the way in which it' been done, I would never do it," the president told Happy TV, apparently referring to the Skopje-Athens name deal.

He added that once a referendum fails, it can only be stated that it had failed, and announce this to the public democratically.

"If there was any referendum in Serbia, if we received 49 percent and the other side 51 percent, it would have been my job to resign and say that the referendum was not successful in accordance with the Constitution and the law, the citizens had decided in favor of some another option. That would have been the epilogue because, you have to respect the citizens," said Vucic.

As he said, the people are the bearers of supreme sovereignty and "you cannot go against the people."

"No one will play with the fate of the people and the state, not in any way, and I am grateful to the (Serbian Orthodox) Patriarch Irinej for his rational and serious stance that understands our pain on Kosovo and Metohija, but also the pain of our people in the RS (Serb Republic), Croatia, Montenegro," said Vucic.

He noted that because of this, individuals also found the patriarch to be "a bot" - one who should "hang on Terazije (Square)."

He noted that Patriarch Irinej was acting seriously and that his job was not to ingratiate himself to anyone, but to be responsible.

Vucic said that he respects those who think...

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