The victory of his pro-EU party Sunday defied the Western view of Serbs as unwilling to let go of historical grievances. Now, a peaceful future seems possible.
Cedomir Jovanovic is urging a new brand of politics ahead of the May 11 elections.
President Bush hailed the controversial move, as the EU and UN met to form their responses.
Effort may lack UN legality, but is politically practical, say many diplomats, despite Serb anger.
Despite Serbia's ire, province may declare independence as soon as Sunday.
Belgrade power broker Vojislav Kostunica is shaking the newly elected government over Kosovo.