September 25, 2000 |
As unofficial results from national elections trickled in through the night, supporters of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and his chief rival, Vojislav Kostunica, both claimed victory in the early hours today. But after a day of voting that the opposition said was rife with tampering and intimidation, many here were still doubting that Milosevic would accept the results if he lost.
September 23, 2000 |
Faced with the strongest challenge in his 13 years of rule, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is fighting for reelection Sunday amid Western and opposition fears that he will win the only way the polls say he can: through massive vote fraud. Milosevic is losing his almost hypnotic hold over most Serbs, who once revered him as a national hero. If he steals the election Sunday, or in a second round, Milosevic will have sacrificed his last vestige of legitimacy.