Yugoslavia: Another Vote To Leave

Another Vote To Leave

In recent months, the future status of the ethnically mixed republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina seemed more likely to be settled by bullets than by ballots. But in two days of polling last weekend, 64% of the registered voters in the central Yugoslav republic cast votes on whether to follow Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia into independence. Strong support among the republic's Muslims and Croats made for a virtually unanimous approval. Orthodox Serbs had been instructed to boycott the referendum. Even so, Western diplomats estimated that as many as 15% of Serbs also voted yes.

The referendum fulfills the conditions for diplomatic recognition set...

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