Kosovo's Shady Independence

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/06/2008 12:00 am EST

The Serbian presidential election last Sunday was a near-run thing, but in the end the good guy won. Not that President Boris Tadic is all that wonderful, but he positively glows with virtue in contrast to his opponent Tomislav Nikolic, an ultra-nationalist who served as a government minister under strongman Slobodan Milosevic and has been accused of war crimes during the Serbian occupation of eastern Croatia in the 1990s. Tadic ended up with 50.5 per cent of the votes to Nikolic's 47.7 per cent.

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