Tadić re-elected President of Serbia
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Tadić received 50.5% of the vote and Nikolić garnered about 47.9% according to CeSID, a vote monitoring organization. The voter turnout was projected to be 67.7%, the country's highest turnout since the 2000 election.
The second round of the election was a runoff that occurred nearly two weeks after the first round on January 21. None of the candidated secured a high enough vote total to be declared President. Nikolić won the first round with about 40% of the vote, while Tadić came in second with 35%.
"Serbia has shown its great democratic potential," Tadić said in a victory speech.
At his party headquarters, Nikolić conceded defeat in the race. "Tadic won, my congratulations," Nikolić said, adding, "We will be a strong opposition both to the authorities and the president."
Both candidates were opposed to independence for Kosovo, although the province is expected to declare independence within the month.
- "Nikolić wins first round of Serbian presidential election" — Wikinews, January 21, 2008