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Latest update : 2012-05-16

Nationalists do well in Serbian vote

Presidential, parliamentary and local elections were all held in Serbia this Sunday, and as in other recent polls, concerns have been raised by the success of the nationalist SNS party. Its leader, Tomislav Nikolic, came within a whisker of frontrunner Boris Tadic in the vote for the presidency and the two now face a run-off. The SNS has now begun to support Serbia's hopes of joining the EU, but is the party likely to take power?

By Laurent ROUY

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