Serbia's general election tests EU bid amid far-right surge

April 24, 2016 7:16 AM

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Serbia's general election tests EU bid amid far-right surge

BELGRADE, Serbia – Polls have opened in Serbia's general election that is seen as a test of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's proclaimed bid to lead the Balkan nation to European Union membership.

Vucic has called the vote two years early, saying he needs a new mandate to press ahead with reforms demanded by the EU.

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