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The BBC reports that the Serbian reformers claim victory

Serbian President Boris Tadic has claimed victory in the general election with early results suggesting a big lead for his pro-Western alliance.

Mr Tadic said Serbs had chosen the path of integration with Europe but he vowed his new government would not recognise Kosovo as an independent state.

Despite its lead, his bloc will have to seek a coalition with other parties.

Its ultra-nationalist rivals say they could still muster enough support for a nationalist coalition against him.

This is certainly better than if the nationalist had won outright, but Tadic still needs to form a governing coalition, and that won’t be easy. While a plurality of Serbians want to move on with their lives, there is still a large group that cling to the pseudo-history promoted by Milosovic that led to the deaths of so many in the former Yugoslavia.

2 comments

1 jams o donnell { 05.12.08 at 7:35 am }

I know there are potentially choppy waters ahead but I am glad Tadic beat the nationalists. THe sooner they are consigned to teh dustbin of history the better it will be for Serbia

2 Bryan { 05.12.08 at 9:24 am }

Too many people would rather believe lies than accept reality, and too many of this group will kill to preserve the lies.

At least the Serbs seem to be headed in the right direction.