A protester waves the Serbian flag in front of the government building in Belgrade on Wednesday night. In a sign of growing ambition, protesters in the northern city of Novi Sad issued a list of demands. Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia’s president-elect Aleksandar Vucic is facing an unexpected challenge from thousands of protesters who accuse him of leading the country towards(...)

Supporters hold pictures of Aleksandar Vucic, the leader of the Serbian Progressive Party, during a pre-election rally in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: EPA

Ivanka Milenkovic is feeling optimistic. Having studied in Holland, the Belgrade native returned to Serbia in the 1990s to work as a biologist.(...)