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Protests in Serbia Archive
Odraz B92 Daily News Service

      ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

      Odraz B92 vesti (by 4 PM), April 21, 1997

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        Democrats Acknowledge Draskovic's Commitment . . . . . . . .  21
        Panic Calls for Milosevic Resignation  . . . . . . . . . . .  27
        Croatian Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
  15    Bosnian Diplomacy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  59
        Radic: Serb Refugees Will First Be Offered Repatriation  . .  67
        Police Kill Teenager in Kosovo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  84


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      The Democratic Party on Monday recognised that Vuk Draskovic's
      nomination as Zajedno's presidential candidate was both an
      acknowledgement of his commitment to democracy and freedom and a
  25  recognition of his responsibility to muster broadest possible
      support for the coalition.


      Former Yugoslav Prime Minister Milan Panic said in Nis on Monday
      that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic must resign and ``find a
  30  way out of his critical personal position.'' He said that
      President Milosevic did not know how to deal with the winter
      revolution in the streets of Serbia and that democracy and freedom
      of expression and the media were Chinese to him.

      Mr. Panic said that he had not yet defined precisely his role in
  35  Serbian and Yugoslav political life. ``I will work through
      opposition forces and support all democratic movements in
      Yugoslavia, especially Zoran Djindjic, Vuk Draskovic, Vesna Pesic
      and Vojislav Kostunica who are my good friends,'' said Mr. Panic.
      He stressed that the whole opposition must back one presidential
  40  candidate and that if this was Vuk Draskovic, than the entire
      opposition must stand behind him.


      Election results for Eastern Slavonia released in Zagreb on Monday
      show that the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ) has won one third of
  45  the seats in the assemblies of the Vukovar-Srem and Osijek-Baranja
      regions. In the Vukovar-Srem regional assembly, the HDZ will hold
      24 seats, the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) 10, the
      coalition of the Croatian Rural Party (HSS) and and the Croatian
      Social-Liberal Party (HSLS) 4, and the independent list of
  50  Tomislav Mercep 2. In the Osijek-Baranja regional assembly, the
      HDZ will hold 25 seats, the HSLS 9, the coalition of the HSLS, the
      HSP and the SDP 3, while the SDSS and the HSS have 2 seats.

      The Constitutional Court of Croatia upheld an appeal by the
      Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) and annulled the
  55  elections for the City Assembly of Pakrac. The SDSS demanded that
      the results be annulled because the name of its candidate was not
      included in the polling lists in that region. The elections in
      Pakrac will be repeated in a fortnight.


  60  The Councillor of the Bosnian Presidency, Mirza Hajric, told AFP
      on Monday that Mr. Alija Izetbegovic would meet Croatian President
      Franjo Tudjman in Croatia in mid-May. Mr. Hajric stated that no
      such meeting had been planned with Serbian President Slobodan
      Milosevic, adding ``We in Bosnia want to establish diplomatic
  65  relations with the FR Yugoslavia but not in the way Milosevic
      wants it.''


      The Croatian Minister for Restoration and Development, Jure Radic,
      told the Croatian newspaper 'Vecernji List' on Monday that the
  70  Serb refugees currently in Eastern Slavonia would be offered
      repatriation first so that Croat refugees would be able to return
      to Eastern Slavonia. He said that Coroatian Government would help
      the Serb refugees to repair their houses if they had been damaged,
      or remove refugees from Bosnia to some other accommodation. The
  75  Minister added that Serb refugees who had moved into Croat houses
      in Eastern Slavnonia ``could on no account remain in the houses of
      the evicted Croats. They will either go back to where they had
      come from or become refugees in Croatia, accommodated in refugee
      centres, and looked after by the state.''

  80  According to 'Vecernji List' the Croatian Government, in
      cooperation with the UN Transitional Administration in Eastern
      Slavonia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, would soon
      publish the program for repatriation.


  85  The police killed a young man in the town of Klina, Kosovo, on
      Sunday, the Pristina Albanian language daily ``Koha Ditore''
      reported on Monday. Although the name and nationality of the youth
      have not been officially announced, the daily lerned that the
      youth was a 17-year-old Serb, armed and fleeing from the police,
  90  according to Beta.

      Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

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