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 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.
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 may not achieve its goal of becoming a candidate for European Union membership this year if a condition for that is to end its presence in northern Kosovo, President Boris Tadic said in an interview to state Tanjug news agency.
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.