Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Montenegro: Anti-Independence Campaign Kicks Off

The Article

6 April 2006

Opposition activists go door to door to convince voters that they are better off staying in the state union with Serbia. By Bojana Stanisic in Podgorica(Balkan Insight, 6 Apr 06) The Montenegrin opposition, which backs the existing state union with Serbia, is rallying its supporters in the run up to May's referendum on possible independence. More than 15,000 pro-union activists are taking part in an ongoing door-to-door campaign orchestrated by a new referendum headquarters located in Podgorica. "

Our principal objective is that every opponent of [pro-independence] Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic's regime casts their ballot for the joint state with Serbia," said Dobrilo Dedeic, a spokesman of the Serb People's Party, one of the four Montenegrin opposition parties in the unionist coalition. Podgorica analysts expect the opposition to highlight the state union's economic and security benefits for Montenegro in its campaign, while accusing the pro-independence coalition government of corruption and involvement in organised crime.......(continued)...........


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