A total of seven candidacies for Serbia's presidential election, set for April 2, were accepted until the midnight Sunday when the deadline for applications expired.
The state electoral commission has declared seven candidacies acceptable to date.
The current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic seems to stand the best chances of winning the elections.
However, Vucic expects the election race to be tough.
He believes that Serbia will have to hold a presidential runoff, as probably none of the candidates can muster over 50% of the vote in the first round.
The first term of the incumbent president Tomisalv Nikolic expires in May.