BALKAN PRIMER (VIII) - All You Didn't Want to
Know About Serbian Politics

August 26, 1999

Comment: #316


[1] Milenko Vasovic, "LOSERS EITHER WAY: If elections are held in Serbia this autumn, the opposition will once again have to decide whether to participate and legitimise them, or boycott," IWPR'S BALKAN CRISIS REPORT, NO. 69, 25 August 1999

The referenced essay is not easy reading, given its alphabet soup of political linkages, but it is worth spending some time on because it explains why early elections could be Slobo's trump card and why reform parties might be maneuvered into boycotting the early elections.

Chuck Spinney

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