Serbian President Resigns, to Seek ReelectionWorld | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 12:18| views
A file photo dated 09 December 2011 showing Serbia`s President Boris Tadic speaking at a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. EPA/BGNES
Serbian President Boris Tadic resigned on Wednesday, a move that will allow him to run for re-election on May 6.
The resignation will be formerly submitted to the country's parliamentary speaker on Thursday.
Parliamentary and local elections are already scheduled to take place on May 6 and the parliamentary speaker is expected to call presidential elections on the same date.
Tadic's move is seen as a tactic to help his Democratic Party's campaign, BBC has observed.
Tadic, who is pro-Western, will be challenged by nationalist Russia-backed candidate Tomislav Nikolic in the upcoming vote.
Tadic`s full presidential term would have continued until the end of the year.
Parliamentary speaker Slavica Dukic-Dejanovic will take over as Serbia's acting president.
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