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.
Ljubica Mladic, a 76-year-old pensioner, says Serbia should join the European Union. Ljubica Rovic, an unemployed wallpaper hanger, says it shouldn’t. Mladic favors capital from abroad; Rovic wants foreign banks to leave.