2006-09-10

No details yet

I still do not know anything about the murder of a candidate for the local council in Novi Pazar, except that it happened at the polling place.

Update: Two attackers have been arrested, police are seeking a third. The two main regional political parties are accusing one another.

8 comments:

blahblahblah said...

Just another day in Yugoslavia...

Anonymous said...

Sandzak has been getting a little more tense over the last couple of years.
Katja from Yakima Gulag Literary Gazett

Eric Gordy said...

I think part of the reason is that with votes pretty well divided, it's the regionally based ethnic parties that hold the balance of power to make or break a government. Although I am in favor of guaranteeing some parliamentary seats to minority groups, I am also sometimes afraid that doing this could make the tensions worse.

Bg anon said...

Yeah they have published the names as well. The 'good' news is that it doesnt appear to be an ethnic incident.

Whats your take on the elctions in Montenegro Eric?

I've written something at my B92 blog on this.

Oh and in case any of you guys dont know yet James Lyon is now writing for B92 blog.

I can hear the fireworks/crackers already - and I aint talking about the Serbian water polo victory.

Eric Gordy said...

That piece by Banon is here:

http://blog.b92.net/node/2045

I kind of liked Lyon's essay! Which is at:

http://blog.b92.net/node/1952

The boss he is talking about is this gentleman:

http://nhw.livejournal.com/

As for the CG vote, I have to confess that I have not been following events much there at all. I guess I do not find it very surprising, but single-party rule is not going to be too helpful if it continues for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! There wasn't anything where I usually look for news.
Katja from Yakima Gulag Literary Gazett

Shaina said...

Condemnation of the killing from the Chairman in Office.
http://www.osce.org/cio/item_1_20454.html

Shaina
Bosnia Vault Blog

christian said...

Well, no big surprises in Montenegro. Except...SKJ is still alive! Not exactly kicking though.