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Tadic wins re-election in Serbia, exit polls say

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Latest update : 2008-02-03

Pro-Western outgoing president Boris Tadic has won Serbia's presidential election runoff on Sunday, narrowly defeating ultranationalist challenger Tomislav Nikolic, according to exit polls.

Pro-western incumbent Boris Tadic was headed for victory in Sunday's presidential election runoff, according to the electoral commission's preliminary results.
  
With 57 percent of the vote counted, Tadic had 51.16 percent against 47.18 percent for ultra-nationalist challenger Tomislav Nikolic of the Serbian Radical Party, the commission's Dragan Vukmirovic said.
  
The commission said voter turnout was 67.23 percent, the highest in the Balkan country since late strongman Slobodan Milosevic was defeated in elections in September 2000.
  
The CeSID non-governmental organisation said its latest estimates gave Tadic 50.5 percent of support against 47.9 percent for Nikolic.
  
The estimates put the result beyond the doubt of statistical errors, the Beta news agency cited CeSID's Zoran Lucic as saying.
  
The announcement brought jubilant supporters of Tadic out onto the streets of the Serbian capital, sounding their car horns and waving blue and yellow Democratic Party flags as they circled the downtown area.
  
Some gathered in the main Republic Square, where Tadic held his final election rally, while others converged on the party's headquarters.

Date created : 2008-02-03

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