Serbia's Tadic quits early, paving way to general election
Serbian President Boris Tadic said Wednesday that he will resign, forcing the presidential elections some eight months early, DPA reported.
Tadic was due to formally tend his resignation on Thursday. The move will pave the way for presidential elections to be held together with parliamentary and local elections in Serbia on May 6.
Tadic said he will run again. He is eligible stand a third time, despite already serving two terms, because his first term technically was before Serbia became a fully-sovereign country.
"I will run in these elections with optimism because of positive trends in our country," Tadic said.
Analysts said Tadic's decision to cut his term short was a bid to boost the chances of his Democratic Party.