The mayor of Zvornik, Zoran Stevanović, held today the last conference as the first man of the city.
He announced that he has accepted the mandate of a deputy in the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska.
“This practically means that today is my last working day in the City Administration of Zvornik. This was a difficult decision, there were many sleepless nights, many conversations with my closest associates, and then, in the last few days, it was up to me to make the final decision. I want to thank all those who have been with me all these years, for contributing to my work and the work of the City Administration. I thank the voters who were with me during all the previous years, as well as those who voted for us in the last elections, and for those who were against me, this is their chance to take a breather. I am not going anywhere from Zvornik. I will continue to remain in the political life of this city and part of my life energy will always be directed towards creating better conditions for life in Zvornik.”
The mayor said that he is leaving behind associates who are ready to take on the role.
“First of all, I am thinking of the current deputy mayor, Bojan Ivanović. I am not saying this by heart, because I have already held talks with several key people in my political party, SNSD at the level of Republika Srpska and with several key people in the City Committee of our party. I think that he will be our candidate; of course he will perform the duties of mayor until the elections are called, and I believe that his victory will be unquestionable in the elections that will be held in January or February next year. Thank you once again to everyone, we will see each other in the future, but in the capacity of mayor, I do not believe that I will ever address you again.”
He added that extraordinary elections for the mayor of Zvornik should be called within 30 days, and that the deadline for holding them is 90 days.
The mayor recalled that he himself came to the position, then the mayor of the municipality of Zvornik, in a similar term, because his predecessor, Budimir Aćimović, won and accepted the mandate of a deputy in the October 2006 elections, after which extraordinary elections were called in November of the same year, which were held on February 4, 2007.
Stevanović won the local elections in 2008 and 2012, as well as in 2016 when he became the first city mayor in the history of Zvornik, and then again in 2020.
During his management of the city, the long-standing problems of water supply and heating were solved, Zvornik received the status of a City, as well as the status of a favourable business environment, city streets were reconstructed, kindergarten capacities were increased, every preschooler was included in the preparatory program, school facilities were built, health care facilities were reconstructed buildings, and the bridge of King Alexander I Karađorđević got a new look, investors were brought in.