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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 23, 1997

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      NEWS BY 4 PM

        Democratics to Return to Parliament Only with Zajedno Consent
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        SPS Agrees on Albanian Dialogue  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
  15    Djukanovic For Yugoslavia without Dictatorship . . . . . . .  43
        Radicals May Boycott Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64


      NEWS BY 4 PM


      Democratic Party spokesman Slobodan Vuksanovic, on Wednesday said
      that the party would decide on a possible return to Serbian
      parliamentary sessions, only after cosultations with its partners
      from the Zajedno coalition. He said that it was not correct that
  25  the DS would soon return to the Serbian parliament, as some media
      had put it claimed.

      ``The fact is that our parliamentary group has only suggested this
      to our partners in the coalition,'' said Mr Vuksanovic. ``We are
      still a long way from any definite decision about that. First, the
  30  necessary conditions for normal parliamentary work must be put in
      place. Parliamentary sessions must be public, procedure must be
      obeyed. It is no secret that the Speaker of the Parliament used to
      allow members of the Socialist Party to vote with several voting
      cards, thus creating the impression that they had more votes than
  35  they actually had.''


      The coordinator of the Forum for Ethnic Relations, Dusan Janjic,
      on Wednesday said that he had information from an ``authorised
      representative'' of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) that the
  40  ruling party had agreed to participate in the next Serb-Albanian
      round table dialogue. ``However, we will wait for a definite,
      official answer from the SPS,'' said Mr Janjic.


      The Montengrin Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, told the weekly
  45  Nedeljni Telegraf that the conflict between him and the
      Montenegrin President, Momir Bulatovic, was political and not
      personal, that it was nothing new, and that the existing
      differences had escalated.

      ``Our main differences are of a constitutional nature,'' said Mr
  50  Djukanovic. ``I cannot accept that anyone, including the
      President, can usurp the authority of the Government. If I
      accepted such a thing, I would be helping to push Montenegro
      towards being a non-institutional, autocratic republic. Mr
      Bulatovic has used the party to hide his own decision to become
  55  The President Who Decides About Everything. In general, I am
      against a Yugoslavia which is ruled by one man, or a few men, no
      matter how clever they may be. The constitution does not say that
      Yugoslavia should be ruled by a few people and their families, for
      this is dictatorship. I do not want a country where elections are
  60  being rigged, and desparately necessary economic reform obstructed
      or ignored, Federal police thrown out of their buildings, Army
      officers deliberately kept miserable. I do not want my country to
      be isolated forever.''


  65  The General Secretary of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS),
      Aleksandar Vucic, has told the Belgrade daily Blic that the SRS
      may consider boycotting the forthcoming elections if the
      conditions were not fair. ``If the electoral boundaries are
      redefined again, and a negative campaign on the SRS launched, we
  70  might consider possibility of boycotting the elctions,'' said Mr.

      Prepared by: Goran Dimitrijevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

  75  ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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