Pro-West Tadic Wins Serbian Poll
Updated:22:08, Sunday February 03, 2008
Pro-Western incumbent Boris Tadic has won Serbia's presidential election after edging an ultranationalist ally of late autocrat Slobodan Milosevic by a narrow margin.
Pro-West reformer Tadic
The state electoral commission and independent vote monitors said that Mr Tadic took about 51% of votes, while nationalist Tomislav Nikolic had 47%. The remaining ballots were invalid.
"Serbia has shown its great democratic potential," Mr Tadic said in his victory speech.
The challenger conceded defeat and congratulated Mr Tadic on his victory.
Mr Tadic's Democratic Party played a key role in the ousting of Milosevic from power in 2000.