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Milosevic's wife barred from Kosovo

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Friday -- KFOR troops turned back the director of the Yugoslav left, Mirjana Markovic today as she attempted to attend an election rally in Kosovska Mitrovica, Radio Kontakt Plus reported today, quoting a local Socialist official. Markovic is the wife of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and heads the Socialist Party-Yugoslav Left joint ticket for election to the Federal Parliament's Chamber of the Republics.

The United Nations Kosovo mission had earlier warned that Markovic would not be permitted to enter the province as part of her election campaign because her appearance in Kosovo would probably cause unrest.

UN representative Susan Manuel confirmed for Radio B2-92 that Markovic would not be able to attend a rally today because current regulations required political assemblies to registered four days in advance. Because no rally had been registered for Kosovska Mitrovica today, said Manuel, Markovic would not be permitted to enter the province.

Source: B92

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