Serbia’s current President Tomislav Nikolic on Monday congratulated Aleksandar Vucic on his victory in the presidential elections held the previous day.
Nikolic also revealed that he had no plans to “return” to the SNS – the party he founded along with Vucic in 2008, when they split from Vojislav Seselj’s SRS – and from whose helm he stepped down in 2012, when he was elected as president.
Nikolic was not present at the SNS HQ during Sunday’s election night and celebration of Vucic’s first-round victory – although he previously spoke during the ruling coalition candidate’s final campaign rally in Belgrade.
Nikolic made no statements during the night, but he spoke to Russia’s Sputnik on Monday to say that he “honestly thinks he will not return to the party.”
“We’ll see, I wouldn’t be engaged in politics any longer, but I have established such good contacts for Serbia, that I could help Serbia, I would say, with the unprecedented friendship I have with at least a few presidents with whom we get a lot done, and I will talk about this both with Vucic, and with the future prime minister,” he said.