Whether gazing at a computer or into the eyes of a former dictator, numbers cruncher Patrick Ball is on the front lines of justice.
He won the presidency, but Radical Party's Nikolic will probably still be influential.
The breakaway province is expected to declare independence from Serbia imminently.
Serbs vote Sunday in polls in which Kosovo independence is a central issue. Slovenia was once part of Yugoslavia.
Political motives lay behind the decision of Serbia's second-largest city to declare Vladimir Putin an 'honorary citizen'
The judge cited harsh military detention to justify a lighter term of 17 years in prison.
The Radical Party acting leader Nikolic got 39 percent of the vote in presidential polls Sunday. He and pro-European moderate Tadic will square off in Round 2 of voting on Feb. 3.