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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 97-11-25

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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at

NOV. 25 1997 EVENING


SARAJEVO - At the press conference in Pale the President of Republic Election Commission (REC) Nedjo Draskovic announced that at early parliamentary elections in Republika Srpska, according to official preliminary results, the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) won with 203,559 or 32.87% of votes. According to Draskovic on the second place is the Serbian National Union -Biljana Plavsic (SNS) with 123,863 or 19.87% of votes, on third place is the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) with 119,863 or 19.36% of votes, while on fourth place is the Socialist Party of RS (SPRS) with 75, 816 or 12.24% of votes.

SARAJEVO - At the base of unofficial results of early parliamentary elections in RS the following parties secured the seats in the RS National Assembly - SDS, SNS, SRS, SPRS, the Party of Independent Social-Democrats, and the Coalition for Whole and Democratic Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). For these political organisations in RS voted 542,799 or 87.66% of 619,197 of voters. Each of these parties won more of 9,000 votes what will probably be enough for entering in the parliament.

BELGRADE - The Association of Serbs from B&H in Serbia (FRY) warned that OSCE decision about removing of SDS candidates from the list of candidates had an aim to lead the voters to vote for the parties which are under the SFOR patronage.

BELGRADE - The Head of the Agency for Probing of the Public Opinion Srbobran Brankovic assessed the unofficial results of the parliamentary elections in RS at which the SDS won the biggest number of votes and SNS secured the second place - as unexpected. In the statement for SRNA he emphasised that the SDS had relied on something called "party identification".

BANJALUKA - The RS Minister of Information Svetlana Siljegovic stated to "Glas Srpski" that past early parliamentary elections will not significantly change the structure of RS National Assembly and that because of that they were totally unnecessary. "The elections past without problems, and the people showed that he is tired from voting, what proves the fact that the number of voters which cast their ballots is much smaller than the world had expected" - emphasised Minister Siljegovic.

BANJALUKA - The joint press conference of international organisations in Banjaluka was held without OSCE representative which, according to SFOR spokesman Mike Right, wished to avoid the questions about the elections results, because the OSCE will announce the official results till December 10. Right said that taking over of ballots is underway and that they will be transported in Lukavica.

BRCKO - The Head of the Regional OSCE Office in Brcko Edward Joseph assessed performance of parliamentary elections in the municipalities Brcko, Pelagicevo and Serbian Orasje as "very correct" and added that turnout, considering the bad weather, was "remarkable". "It was impressive to see lines of people affront the polling stations, especially at Sunday what means that RS people considers that these elections are very important for their future" - stated Joseph to SRNA.

SARAJEVO - The OHR spokesman Duncan Bullivant stated in Sarajevo that disturbances in programming of Serbian Radio Television over transmitters on RS territory do not have any connection with SFOR presence at these transmitters.

DOBOJ - During the talks with the representatives of Doboj municipality the special UN envoy for human rights Elizabeth Rehn stated in Doboj that democracy in RS is in escalation and lately in positive trend.

BELGRADE - The SRS, Serbian Movement of Renewal (SPO) and Socialist Party of Serbia (FRY) did not want to comment, to SRNA, the preliminary results of early parliamentary elections in RS. The informative office of SRS emphasised that for the comment should be addressed SRS of RS and to Nikola Poplasen, also the SPO spokesman Ivan Kovacevic said, without stating the public stance of the party, that according to first information "the SDS is no more the inviolable party in the RS parliament".

NOVI SAD - The President of the SRS City Board in Novi Sad assessed that at early parliamentary elections in RS "the patriotic parties convincingly won".

BELGRADE - The President of Democratic Party Zoran Djindjic congratulated to RS President Biljana Plavsic on success which her party achieved at early parliamentary elections in RS.

BELGRADE - The spokeswomen of Socialdemocracy Radmila Obucina assessed that early parliamentary elections in RS showed that "the process of democratisation is on good track". She expressed hope that forming of Government which will protect interests of RS people will be possible.

BELGRADE - The Commissioner for refugees of Republic Serbia (FRY) Bratislava Morina and members of the Commission for property demands of refugees and displaced persons based in Sarajevo, talked in Belgrade about opening of offices in Republic Serbia.

VUKOVAR - The President of Independent Democratic Serbian Party (SDSS) Vojislav Stanimirovic notified in Vukovar the French Ambassador in Croatia Jean-Jacques Gaillard that "in last seven days 131 Serbian family left area under UNTAES". "This is disturbing occurrence and it is inadmissible that the people because of the feeling of insecureness and detention within the borders of the region, caused by numerous problems, decides to leave" - assessed Stanimirovic.

VUKOVAR - The presence of the international community in Srem and Baranja is still necessary, as because of the fulfilling of commitments from the Erdut agreement so because of lasting stabilisation of this region - said the report about the results of peace process in the UNTAES region. This report made by Joint council of municipalities and SDSS is forwarded to UN General Secretary Kofi Anan, transitional administrator William Walker, ambassadors of permanent members of Security Council, Contact Group, Council of Europe, OSCE, EU and to Croatian Government.

VUKOVAR - The President of SDSS Vojislav Stanimirovic announced the possibility of extending the implementation of the Yugoslovenian-Croatian agreement about border traffic till December 15, because of slowness in issuing the border permits.

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