Serbia is struggling to evade recession, create jobs and cut spending in an economy that has a 24 percent unemployment rate, falling currency and mounting foreign debt. Tadic said the post of the prime minister "is now a very hot seat" because these are "very challenging times."
Nikolic said Serbs will be getting a stable country that will no longer have to choose between extreme pro-Eastern or pro-Western options.
"The citizens will no longer be afraid when elections come," Nikolic said after his meeting with Tadic. "There are no more bad guys in Serbia."
Associated Press writer Jovana Gec contributed.