Aleksandar Vucic, whose Serbian Progressive Party won last month’s elections, began talks with other parliamentary groups to form a new cabinet that will stabilize public finances and overhaul the economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talks between the Serbian Democratic Party and the Socialist Party to cobble together a majority in Parliament won’t be easy and will take compromise, said Boris Tadic, the former president who is trying to be the Balkan cuontry’s next prime minister.