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Celebration of landslide opposition victory
The celebration of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia's landslide election victory was held last night in Novi Sad. About 25,000 citizens gathered in the central city square. Opposition leaders and a people's movement Otpor member, Vladimir Jesic, addressed the crowd appealing to the people to persist until achieving the final victory. A popular songwriter and singer Djordje Balasevic also spoke to the crowd and held a concert afterwards.
Local DOS campaign headquarters presented to the crowd the final election results at the local level according to which the DOS candidates gained 59 out 70 seats in the local assembly. The Socialist Party of Serbia won 10 seats and a candidate of an independent group of citizens gained one seat in the Novi Sad assembly. The Serbian Radical Party and the Serbian Renewal Movement will have no representatives in the City Assembly.
At the presidential election, the Democratic Opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica won 63.32% of the votes while the current Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic won 30.71%. Novi Sad DOS campaign headquarters called on the citizens of Novi Sad to take to the streets at 8 p.m. every day until the regime recognised the victory of Vojislav Kostunica in the presidential election.
Source: Free Serbia
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