Skip to comments.Serbian nationalists call for nationwide protests over alleged election fraud
Posted on 05/12/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT by kronos77
BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian nationalists on Saturday called for nationwide street protests over alleged election fraud, fueling tensions before a presidential runoff vote.
Nationalist leader Tomislav Nikolic said the Serbian Progressive Party will start peaceful protests as of Sunday because we dont recognize parliamentary and local election results held last weekend.
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Nikolic will face pro-European Union candidate and incumbent President Boris Tadic in a runoff presidential election on May 20. Tadic led Nikolic by half a percentage point in the first round, and is considered a favorite in the runoff.
Nikolic has accused Tadics Democrats of rigging the general elections by printing extra ballots and tampering with voting lists. Tadic rejected the claims, saying Saturday that the call for street protests is a call to destabilize the country.
Nikolic said he will decide Saturday whether to take part in the runoff after he listens to the peoples voice. He said he doubted that Tadic even received enough votes among 12 candidates to qualify for the runoff.
Election experts said Nikolic cannot legally withdraw from the race between the two rounds, and his name will remain on the ballot.
Even if he (Nikolic) withdraws, voters will have the opportunity to give him the support, said Marko Blagojevic, of the independent Cesid vote monitoring group.
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The EU intregretationists planning on winning at all costs to make sure that Serbia is properly shackled?
Sure they do. I mean, sacks of ballot tickets were found in dumpsters, that is how big fraud was!
Is this an example of “Chicago tactics” metastasizing all the way to Serbia?
There! Fixed it!!!!
Nikolic supports joining the EU too! You guys just can’t win no matter what huh?