Serbia

Democratic Party and Socialists agree to form government


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No firm decisions can be made until after the second round runoff of the presidential election on 20th May. However, the ruling Democratic Party and their coalition partners have agreed in principle to form a new government. The likely new coalition may include the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians and the United Regions of Serbia.

This would freeze out the Serbian Progressive Party from government in much the same way as their former party the Serbian Radical Party was kept out of government despite being the largest party in parliament.

Boris Tadić the current president and leader of the Democratic Party (DS) will face the leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Tomislav Nikolić in the 20th May runoff.

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