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Dragan Djilas, who will be at the helm of the Serbian capital for another four years, has pledged to continue the fight for a better Belgrade.
Several projects that the government rushed out in order to coincide with the general election campaign have since failed to materialise.
Tomislav Nikolic pledged to work with everyone and conduct a policy of peace, stability and cooperation in the region - but his message was not enough to persuade several regional leaders to attend the ceremony.
Several regional leaders refuse to attend the inauguration of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic due to his controversial past and recent inflammatory comments.
The Democratic Party leader Boris Tadic has informed President Tomislav Nikolic that his coalition is close to forming a parliamentary majority.
Largest party in Serbian parliament tries to tempt Socialists into coalition, also saying that any government formed without the Progressives would lack legitimacy.
The smiles on the faces of Serbian politicians are being peeled off Belgrade’s walls in the post-election clean-up.
Former Serbian coalition partners, the Democrats and the Socialists, will continue to work together in a new government along with the Liberal Democratic Party.
Nikolic has pledged to improve relations with Serbia’s neighbours in the region but some are sceptical due to his nationalistic past.
Croatia's President, Ivo Josipovic, will not attend the inauguration of Serbia's new president until Tomislav Nikolic withdraws his recent statements about a Greater Serbia.
Several intellectuals attending a conference in Belgrade said it would be wrong for Boris Tadic to become Serbia's next prime minister after losing the presidential runoff.
The newly elected President, Tomislav Nikolic, will be sworn into office on Thursday and his inauguration ceremony will take place on June 11.
Tomislav Nikolic, Serbia's President-Elect, and Boris Tadic, the country's former president, have agreed that a new government must be formed as soon as possible.
Croatian officials reacted with a mix of shock and irony to the statements by the new Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic that Vukovar is "a Serbian town" and that a "greater Serbia" was his "unrealised dream".
Boris Tadic, the leader of the Democrats, said he was ready to take the prime minister's post but the Progressives insist he would not have any legitimacy.
This spring almost 7 million Serbians are entitled to vote in presidential, general, provincial and local elections.
Since the renewal of multi-party politics in 1990 power has oscillated between a variety of parties in Serbia and votes have often followed by allegations of frauds and protests.
Twelve years after the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic, the scene has changed significantly as parties rise, fall and change their minds. See Balkan Insight's profiles of Serbia's ruling and opposition parties.
Since the first multi-party elections were held in 1990, Serbia has often had acting heads of state, while many of those elected ended their terms before their mandates expired.
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