Monitor: Yugoslavian Election Results ; International Press Comment on the Defeat of Slobodan Milosevic by Vojislav Kostunica in the Presidential Elections
Chu, Research Ben, The Independent (London, England)
VOJISLAV KOSTUNICA is a humble, scholarly man, who is almost entirely lacking in the charisma and bombast typical of other Serbian opposition leaders. But that seems to have been just fine with Yugoslav voters. If Kostunica isn't exactly Nato's dream candidate, his commitment to democracy and a European Serbia give the Western alliance plenty of grounds for confidence that it could find political solutions to any disagreements with the chosen leader of the Serbs. But that's only if Milosevic allows him into power. (Tony Karon)
International Herald Tribune
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC - and his wife and collaborator, the Marxist sociologist Mirjana Markovic - have survived many elections in Yugoslavia. The presidential couple still possess, in theory, the means to impose themselves by force, but they may no longer have the political possibility of doing so, given the popular mobilization that was demonstrated by the electoral turn- out on Sunday. Mr Milosevic, none the less, will not go meekly. Go where, in any case? There is no place to go, other than to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Can he stay? Mr. Kostunica has said that if he were president he would not hand Mr Milosevic …
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Publication information: Article title: Monitor: Yugoslavian Election Results ; International Press Comment on the Defeat of Slobodan Milosevic by Vojislav Kostunica in the Presidential Elections. Contributors: Chu, Research Ben - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 3, 2000. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.