Serbian President Boris Tadic announced Wednesday he has decided to cut his term short and run for fresh election as early as May.
Ordinarily, Tadic’s mandate would have expired in late 2012, Serbian news agency Tanjug reported.
“I will run in the election with a lot of optimism due to the positive trends in our country,” Tadic, leader of the ruling DS party, told reporters.
He said elections would be difficult but also give people an opportunity to choose which path they want the country to take.
“I propose a path of European integration and preserving the country’s integrity,” Tadic said, adding however they had no plans to recognize Kosovo.