Serbian parliamentary election set for May

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian president Boris Tadic has called parliamentary elections for May when his ruling democrats will face a strong challenge from nationalists.

Tadic signed a decree Tuesday setting the vote for the 250-seat national assembly for May 6.

Tadic's ruling pro-EU coalition is blamed by nationalists for deep economic problems, rising unemployment and corruption, even as Serbia formally became a candidate for EU membership earlier this month.

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