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Government Survives No-Confidence Vote

July 16, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Croatia's government survived a no-confidence vote today after a marathon debate in parliament on the issue that prompted it: a plan to extradite two suspects to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

The government of Prime Minister Ivica Racan, which had asked for the vote, got support from 93 deputies in the 151-seat chamber. Racan had requested the vote after last week's decision to hand over two wartime commanders charged in a sealed indictment with atrocities against Serbs.

One suspect, Gen. Rahim Ademi, agreed to surrender and is to fly to The Hague next week. An arrest warrant was issued Friday against the other suspect, widely believed to be retired Gen. Ante Gotovina.

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