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Serbia: To Vote For President On Sunday


The second and final round of presidential election will be held on Sunday in Serbia between former President Boris Tadic and his conservative opponent Tomislav Nikolic.

The first round of the election was held on May 6 with Tadic gaining a slight advantage of 10,000 votes or 0.26 percent over Nikolic.

This time one of the candidates has simply to gain the majority of votes to win the election.

In order to take part in the elections, Tadic stepped down on April 6, announcing his candidacy for re-election on the same day.

Tadic is unpopular with nationalists, who blame him for Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence in February 2008.

A staunch supporter of Serbia’s European Union membership, Tadic has made a number of political concessions including permission for Kosovo to take part in multilateral international meetings as a separate entity. Many analysts described the move as “semi-recognition” of the region’s independence from Serbia.

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