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)


Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of our readers it has become necessary to transfer our commenting system to a more scalable system in order handle the content.