Serbian cabinet resigns, calls early polls for May 11

Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica's government formally stepped down Monday and asked President Boris Tadic to dissolve the parliament and schedule early elections for May 11.

Serbian cabinet resigns, calls early polls for May 11
"It has been agreed that the government of Serbia no more has a common policy," said a terse statement issued after the cabinet met.

Kostunica said already on Saturday that his government had shattered on the Kosovo policy and accused his pro-European partners of abandoning the fight to keep Kosovo Serbian even after it declared independence with Western support.

Tadic, Kostunica's uneasy ally over the past 10 months, said that he would schedule the elections as asked.

As the polls cannot be scheduled more than 60 days before the voting day, he may do so starting on Tuesday.

Agencies
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