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Yugoslavia Elections

Jacky Rowland reports from Belgrade that Yugoslav opposition leaders have launched a civil disobedience campaign to persuade President Slobodan Milosevic to recognize Sunday's election victory of Vojislav Kostunica and to cede power. Thousands of Serbs demonstrated again today in downtown Belgrade, and crowds were out in provincial cities, as well. She says although state-run television is showing pictures of Milosevic, still in charge, government officials are not answering phones, and it seems they do not know how to handle the situation. And, though top officers in the army and police are loyal to Milosevic, army soldiers, as well as rank and file policemen, do not support the regime.

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