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Serbian ruling party rejected request from President Nikolic to run for second term

Serbian ruling party rejected request from President Nikolic to run for second term

Belgrade, 17 February 2017 (MIA) - Serbia's ruling Progressive Party (SNS) rejected a request from incumbent President Tomislav Nikolic to be the party's candidate in the upcoming elections. SNS already decided that Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will be its candidate in the elections, and Nikolic's apparent refusal to let go off the position risks fissures in the party.

Party Vice-President Milos Vucevic said that he can't explain in too much detail, but that SNS received an offer from Nikolic to nominate him for a second turn as President and turned it down. Serbian papers are reporting that communication has broken down between the two former political allies.

A possible independent run by Nikolic could harm Vucic's odds of winning the Presidency in the first round, and could also split the party's group in Parliament.cc/10:45

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