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Serbia's Democrats, Socialists agree new alliance

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Posted: May 09, 2012 6:05 AM
Serbia's Democrats, Socialists agree new alliance

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's pro-Western Democratic Party and the Socialists of late strongman Slobodan Milosevic agreed on Wednesday to revive their governing coalition after inconclusive elections, locking out the opposition right.

In a statement, the second-placed Democratic Party (DS) said the Socialists, who came third in Sunday's poll, would support DS leader Boris Tadic for a new term as Serbian president in a May 20 run-off election against opposition Serbian Progressive leader Tomislav Nikolic.

(Writing by Matt Robinson)