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Serbian Socialists, Democrats agree on pro-EU coalition

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Latest update : 2012-05-09

Serbia’s Democratic Party and the Socialists have agreed to form a governing coalition that would push a pro-EU agenda, locking out the opposition Serbian Progressive Party, which narrowly won in Sunday's parliamentary elections.

REUTERS - Serbia's reformist Democratic Party and the Socialists of late strongman Slobodan Milosevic agreed on Wednesday to form a governing coalition that would keep the country edging towards the European Union.

The alliance locks out the opposition Serbian Progressive Party, which narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, but it will need the support of another junior partner to secure a majority of 126 in the 250-seat parliament.

In a statement, the Democratic Party (DS) said the Socialists (SPS) had agreed to support DS candidate and incumbent Serbian President Boris Tadic for a new term in a run-off election on May 20.

"All issues of (personnel) in establishing the institutions of government and local self-government will be the subject of further talks after completion of the election for president of Serbia," the statement said.

Tadic goes head-to-head on May 20 with Tomislav Nikolic, leader of the Progressives and a former ultranationalist ally of Milosevic. Tadic narrowly won the first round on Sunday.

Together, the Democrats and Socialists have 111 seats.

For a majority, they will need the support of either the pro-business United Regions party of former central bank governor Mladjan Dinkic or the staunchly pro-European Liberal Democratic Party of Cedomir Jovanovic.
 

Date created : 2012-05-09

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