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Kostunica

Vojislav . born 1944, Serbian politician; president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (2000--03); prime minister of Serbia and Montenegro from 2004
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During the trial in 2010, apart from the members of the JSO, including those already convicted for the assassination such as Ulemek and Zvezdan Jovanovic, criminal charges were also filed against Vojislav Kostunica, president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at the time of the rebellion, and his chief of the VBA, Aco Tomic.
and the EU see in the electoral results a clear preference of Serbs to a European path, there is no clear end to the dramatic rift of citizens who divide themselves into "pro-Western" and "pro-Russian." Not having secured an absolute majority, the DS has a difficult mission since all three parties that follow the DS are "pro-nationalists." As ultranationalist leader Nikolic stated right after the first results, his Radical Party (which secured 77 seats) could form a government coalition with Kostunica's Democratic Serbian Party (DSS) with 30 seats and the Socialist bloc of Ivica Dacic with 20 seats.
The Serbian government was formed in May by Kostunica's conservatives and Tadic's Democrats after months of tough talks in the wake of last year's general elections.
Although Kostunica has said he will not hand Milosevic over to the UN war crimes tribunal, the Serb strongman is thought unlikely to hang around if defeated.
But chief UN war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte accused Kostunica of misleading her by insisting Mladic's arrest was imminent.
Vladeta Jankovic, a senior aide to Kostunica, had earlier predicted Mladic would be captured "soon".
2000: Yugoslavians rebelled against Slobodan Milosevic and stormed Belgrade - leading opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica to declare himself President.
''The election of Haradinaj is seriously threatening to jeopardize the dialogue concerning the final status of Kosovo,'' Serb Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica told a press conference after an urgently called government meeting in Belgrade with other top Serb leaders, including President Boris Tadic.
BUDAPEST One of Europe's most respected auteurs, Emir Kusturica, has been appointed to the board of state network Radio Television Serbia (RTS) by the fledgling government led by Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica.
Milosevic was delivered to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague in 2001, over the strenuous objections of Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica. A genuine anti-Communist and ardent admirer of the U.S.
Djindjic became prime minister and Vojislav Kostunica, his onetime ally and later his rival, became president.