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January 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Promising that his government will hold Slobodan Milosevic accountable for past crimes, Zoran Djindjic took office as the first pro-democracy prime minister since World War II in Serbia, Yugoslavia's dominant republic. Djindjic's promise came as chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte left Belgrade disappointed Thursday after Yugoslav leaders rejected her demand that Milosevic be tried by the Netherlands-based court rather than before domestic tribunals.
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January 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Promising that his government will hold Slobodan Milosevic accountable for past crimes, Zoran Djindjic took office as the first pro-democracy prime minister since World War II in Serbia, Yugoslavia's dominant republic. Djindjic's promise came as chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte left Belgrade disappointed Thursday after Yugoslav leaders rejected her demand that Milosevic be tried by the Netherlands-based court rather than before domestic tribunals.
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December 6, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serbian authorities backed off late Saturday from a blatant effort to prevent Yugoslav Prime Minister Milan Panic from challenging nationalist strongman Slobodan Milosevic for the presidency of volatile Serbia. In a sudden reversal of policy announced by the state-run Tanjug news agency, the Serbian Supreme Court overturned a ruling by the republic's Elections Commission that Panic failed to meet residency requirements for candidacy.
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December 6, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serbian authorities backed off late Saturday from a blatant effort to prevent Yugoslav Prime Minister Milan Panic from challenging nationalist strongman Slobodan Milosevic for the presidency of volatile Serbia. In a sudden reversal of policy announced by the state-run Tanjug news agency, the Serbian Supreme Court overturned a ruling by the republic's Elections Commission that Panic failed to meet residency requirements for candidacy.
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November 26, 1996 | LAURA SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chanting "We won't give up our victory" and hurling eggs at state buildings, more than 100,000 protesters brought this capital to a standstill Monday in the largest demonstration against Serbia's hard-line president, Slobodan Milosevic. Demanding an end to Milosevic's autocratic rule, huge crowds across Yugoslavia protested a court decision the night before that canceled opposition victories in many municipal elections.
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October 13, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The judge trying Serbia's most prominent Kosovo Albanian prisoner called in sick Thursday and postponed the case by more than a month, dashing hopes that Slobodan Milosevic's ouster would bring quick freedom for the defendant. Defense lawyers scoffed at the illness report.
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October 25, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Slobodan Milosevic's party opened its last stronghold to democratic forces Tuesday as the Serbian parliament replaced a Socialist-dominated Cabinet with a power-sharing administration to manage Yugoslavia's main republic until Dec. 23 elections. The vote ratified a deal reached after more than two weeks of negotiations following an uprising that forced Milosevic to concede electoral defeat Oct.
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