EUROPEAN BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 17 NOVEMBER 1989.

Created: 11/17/1989

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YUGOSLAVIA: SERBIAN STRONGMAN MILOSEVIC UNDER ATTACK'

PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC. WHOE' 1RENDU* LAST WEEKHOW HiS POPULARITY ANO TO PACK TM[ SERBIAN GOVERNMENT WITH SUPPORTERS. IS DRAWING UNUSUAL CRITICISM FROM SfVtRAL StHBIAM CROUPSCROWING OPPOSmOMOTHER REPUBLICS. SERBIAN YOUTH CROUPS ANO INTELLECTUALS HIVE CHARGE0 ftllOSCVTOCKER* 01 EJ^RATiC fROCliiJT PRESELECTING CAHOiDAIES IROM HIS lOUOWfRS.

A SAA.ll CROUP Ot SERB HAR0HNERS HAVE BEGUNLEADERSHIP. AND NATIONALIST SERBS IN SIAUMCM MILOSEVIC ALIUS. ARE ACCUSING NIM 01 ll TTSERBIAN CONTROL OVER KOSOVO. OUTSIDE SERBIA. LiRIAL OF FORMES RS MAS PROVOKCO

STRONG PROTESTS lit SLOVENIA ANO CROATIA. PRESS REPORTS INOlCATf MILOSEVIC'S REtAt IOMS ml an'.HlAM ANO MACEDONIAN LEAD1RS ARE INCREASINGLY STRAINED.

MILOSEVIC RETAINS (NOVGH SUPPORT IN SERBIA AND ELSEWHERE AIRLY STRONG SHOWING AT THE NATIONAL PARTY CONGRESS IN JANUARY. BUI CRITIC.SM FROM SERBIAN ANO OTHER CROUPS MAY PPOnri HIM TO COMPROMISE HORE OH ISSUES SUCH AS SLOVENE PROPOSALS fOR GREATER POLITICAL LIBERALIZATION. OVER THE LONGER TERM, MILOSEVIC'S POPUIAR SUPPORT AND HIS ABILITY TO DISRUPT PROGRESS OH NATIONAL REFORM MAT DIMINISH AS SERBIAN ENTHUSIASM 'OR HIS NATIONALISTIC POPULISM GIVES WAY. TO DISCONTENT OVER DETERIORATING ECONOMIC CONDI! IONS. M "

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