Former Serbian President Boris Tadic will start formal coalition talks to form a government to bring the former Yugoslav republic’s finances under control, cut unemployment and pursue European Union membership.
Former Serbian President Boris Tadic, a pro-European Union politician defeated by nationalist Tomislav Nikolic on May 20, hasn’t decided yet whether he will seek to become the country’s next prime minister.
Serbian President Boris Tadic, the nation’s most popular politician, stepped down eight months before his term ends, to link a new presidential election to the May 6 general vote and help his party remain in government.
The Serbian Democratic Party may lose May 6 general elections, while its leader, President Boris Tadic, will be forced into a runoff as voters reject moves to bring the former Yugoslav republic to the European Union.
Serbs joined voters across Europe in rejecting the European Union’s austerity push, ousting Boris Tadic after eight years in power in favor of Tomislav Nikolic, who advocated closer economic ties with Russia.
Serbia’s incumbent President Boris Tadic, who is running for his third term in office, will probably face tough competition as opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic is gaining public support before the May 6 elections.