THIS is why the Serbian election’s going as it is… Serbs are tired of being the West‘s favourite whipping boy. I’ll be frank, I’m tired of the hubristical posturing on the part of both neocons and interventionists… they’ve both grown fat off underpaying the American working class (and they have the gall to complain about other countries)… pardon me, your slip IS showing…
Opposition Serbian leader Tomislav Nikolić is now in first-place in the presidential election in Serbia with 49.3 percent of the vote, according to preliminary exit polling conducted by the Centre for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID). At the same time, CeSID said that it processed data from about 60 percent of polling stations, and the information received indicates that Nikolić may become Serbian President. Nikolić’s main opponent, incumbent President Boris Tadić, garnered 47.7 percent of the vote. The second round of the presidential election was on Sunday. Polling stations were open from 07.00 CET (09.00 MSK 06.00 UTC 01.00 EDT 19 May 22.00 PDT) to 20.00 CET (22.00 MSK 19.00 UTC 14.00 EDT 11.00 PDT). All pre-election forecasts indicated that Tadić would win, with a plurality of up to 16 percent. The Serbian president serves a five-year term. Tadić and Nikolić competed in the presidential elections in 2004 and 2008. In both cases, Nikolić won the first round, but Tadić took the second one.
20 May 2012