SERBIAN ELECTIONS: THE CONTINUITY ON THE PATH TO EU INTEGRATION SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN ENSURED
After the general elections held yesterday in Serbia – the continuity on the path to EU integration seems to have been ensured. According to the provisional results published by the Centre for free election and democracy (http://www.cesid.org/) the two presidential candidates Boris Tadis (DS) and Tomislav Nikolic (Serbian Progress Party) will run for the second round scheduled for 20th May.
The current coalition composed of DS (22,3%) Socialist Party (14,7%) United regions (5,4%) will have a new opportunity to form the government also joined with their traditional allies – ethnic minority parties.
As compared with 2008.(60,7%), the turnout was just a little lower (59,1%), while Tadic’s Democratic party won the majority in the capital city Belgrade and in the region of Vojvodina, despite a relatively lower turnout of around 45 %. It is expected that the new government will be formed in the next three months.