A MAN whose nickname is the "gravedigger" has won the first round of the Serbian presidential elections. Tomislav Nikolic, who gained some 39% of votes in the poll on Sunday January 20th, has this nickname because he used to manage a municipal cemetery. It is grimly appropriate for another reason. The founder and leader of his Serbian Radical Party, Vojislav Seselj, is currently on trial at the UN's war-crimes tribunal in The Hague for murder and "ethnic cleansing" during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, including the persecution of non-Serbs in Vojvodina, in northern Serbia.
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