The Serbian parliament elected a hardline nationalist as speaker May 8, drawing condemnation from the European Union and stirring bitter memories of the rule of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic. Tomislav Nikolic of the ultranationalist Radical Party won a comfortable majority, backed by the Democratic Party of Serbia of outgoing Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, a moderate nationalist, and by Milosevic’s weakened Socialists. (Reuters)

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