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Widow of Former Serbian PM Zoran Djindjic Enters Politics


The widow of assassinated Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has officially entered politics as the top candidate on her late husband's Democratic Party ticket in the January parliamentary elections.

Ruzica Djindjic says she agreed to head the party's part of efforts to contribute to bring about democratic change in Serbia. She says she wants the Democratic Party to complete the work her husband started.

She refused to speculate whom the Democratic Party would nominate for prime minister if it emerges victorious in the vote January 21. But Djindjic said she would be prepared to step in if her party asked her to do so.

Thirteen suspected members are on trial in Belgrade for their roles in the assassination Mr. Djindjic outside government offices in the Serbian capital in 2003.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.