Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
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Tomislav Nikolic elected Serbian president

Nationalist Tomislav Nikolic has been elected president of Serbia, beating liberal incumbent Boris Tadic.

Mr Tadic conceded victory after early predictions showed him trailing with 47.4% of the vote, with Mr Nikolic predicted to win 49.4%.

The contest had been seen as a vote on EU membership and the newly-elected president promised that "Serbia will not stray from its European path".

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 21 May 2012
  • From the section Europe