Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
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Tomislav Nikolic elected Serbian president

21 May 2012 Last updated at 01:43 BST

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.