The election of 14 September 1996
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- Elections In Bosnia ‘Won't Solve Any Of
- By Maurice Williams, Militant, Vol.60 no.34,
30 September 1996. The September 14 elections have been
broadly acknowledged as unlikely to solve any
problems. Rather they set the stage for more instability and
imperialist intervention. The vote is but the beginning of
the beginning of the West's engagement.
- Bosnia Vote Takes Place Under NATO
- By Maurice Williams, The Militant, 7 October
1996. The prospects for creating a new state out of the
ruins have hardly been improved by the election. The
elections were organized as part of implementing the Dayton
agreement. The accord, which was patched together by
Washington last December and rammed down the throats of the
signers from Yugoslavia, mandates that Izetbegovic, the
candidate who received the most votes, will assume the chair
of Bosnia's three-member presidency.
- The paradox of Bosnia
- By Stjepan Balog, 6 June 1997. Bosnia is actually a
perfect example where an election will not only signify the
disintegration of the country, but it will actually confirm
and legalize that disintegration (because of the rules
imposed in Dayton). Yet in the eyes of the Western leaders,
the election is a godsend cure-all.