In May 1986, he was elected president of the Serbian branch of the party. In May 1989, he was voted president of the Serbian National Assembly, and in December he was elected president of the Socialist Republic of Serbia, relinquishing his post as party president. In December 1990, Milosevic defeated all his opponents and was reelected president of Serbia.
Milosevic is a shrewd politician. He capitalized on Serbian nationalism and on the feeling that Serbs were shortchanged in Tito's Yugoslavia. He forced through amendments to the constitution, abolishing the autonomy of Vojvodina and Kosovo, creating outrage in both provinces. He has substantial support in Serbia, since he has promised to establish Greater Serbia in place of the Yugoslav republic. Milosevic is a ruthless political manipulator who learned his tactics as a member of the communist nomenklatura. He is certainly responsible for the breakup of the Yugoslav federation and for the misery that has overtaken even Serbia.
Andrejevich Milan, "What Future for Serbia?" Radio Free Europe Research Report, 1. 50 ( December 18, 1992), pp. 7-17; Moore Patrick, "Conference Report: Former Yugoslavia, Prospects and Problems," Radio Free Europe Research Report, 1. 50 ( December 18, 1992), pp. 1-6; -----, "The Widening Warfare in the Former Yugoslavia," Radio Free Europe Research Report, 2. 1 ( January 1, 1993), pp. 1-11.
Mitrovic, Mitra ( 1912-). Mitrovic attended the University of Belgrade, but she did not graduate. In 1933, she joined the Communist party and became a white-collar worker at the secretariat of the National Assembly in Belgrade. In 1941, Mitrovic joined Tito's Partisan army, and she was a member of the Antifascist People's Liberation Council. She then married Milovan Djilas (see Djilas, Milovan) but they were divorced after the war. In 1945, she became minister of education in the Serbian republic. She was also a member of the Central Committee of the League of Yugoslav Communists (the Communist party) and also a member of the federal People's Assembly. She was active in the federal government as well and participated in various commissions dealing with all levels of education. In 1982, she retired to private life.
Byrnes Robert E, Yugoslavia ( New York, 1957); Hoffman George F., and Neal R. Warner, Yugoskvia and the New Communism ( New York, 1962); Djilas Milovan, Wartime ( London, 1960).
Montenegro.Area: 13,812 square kilometers. Population: 616,000. Capital city: Podgorica (135,000 inhabitants). Major ethnic groups: Montenegrines 61.5 percent; Muslim Slavs 14.6 percent; Serbs 9.3 percent; Albanians 6.6 percent. Major religions: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Islam. President: Momir Bulatovic. Prime minister. Milo Djukanovic.
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