EUROPEAN BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 20 OCTOBER 1988.

Created: 10/20/1988

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^YUGOSLAVIA: MILOSEVIC SIT SACK AT PLENUM

SERBIAN tliOBOOANUMAJOR SETBACK PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE PLENUM THAT EMOCO USTEROAT; INWEEKS. HiUt MODERATE HIS TACTICS BUT'

HH.OSIVIC HUfO TO ACHIEVE HIS HA IN COAl AT THE PLENUM, THEOUSTER Of HIS, MANY OPPONENTSHEEMHH PRESIDIUMEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE. ALTHOUGH THE PLENUM ACCE PTE& TH( RESIGNATIONS AlRIUR PRESIDIUM rl(rVBERS--THREE ARE MILOSEVICT PRESIDIUM FUnSf* WHO lAUlO TOOTE 0' CONFIDENCE WAS MILOSEVIC'S SERBIAN ALlT DUSAH IKREBIC. HE

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RESIGNEO. BUT fINAL ACTION WILL NOT be' TAKEN VNTUay.

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NAHOAi. SCANDAL. OESPITE OEMANOS BT-HILGSEViC AKC OTHERS FOR THE OUSTER OF UP TO ONE-third OF ITS MEMBERS Ulll'er the RUBRIC OF PARTY RENEWAL. SOME PLENUM speakers HAO EVEN URGED thit all iU MEMBERS WHO also HOID GOVERNMENT jobs BE REMOVED. THEESTEPPE0 MOST OTHER CONTROVERSIAL QUESTIONS. it deferredTUDY COMMISSION MILOSEVIC'S CALLS FOR THE OUSTER cf SEVERAL ETHNIC albanian OFFICIALS FROM KOSOVO PROVINCE. THE PLENUM. HOWEVER. SUPPORTED SERBIA in THE CONTROVERSY flvm.ttv FOR DISTURBANCES IH ITS vojvooina PROVINCE.)

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EPOKTS SUGGEST THE PLENUM DID NOT BAN SERB DEMONSTRATIONS--AS SOME ANTI-MILOSEVIC SPEAKERS HAO 0EMAKOEO--AN0 ONE SUCH DEMONSTRATION IN KOSOVO IS SCHEOULEO FORh THE OTHER HAND, THE MASSIVE GATHERING PLANNtO FOR SATURDAY IH BELGRADE WAS POSTPONED .JNi^LOVEHE LEADER CAUTIONED MILOSEVIC AGAINST NEW PROVOCATIONS.

national aho regional leaders havelear signal

they JUL wot tolerate milosevics use of serbian nationalism to

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undermine the political system. they probably hope that their show of relative unity will prompt him to moderate his nationalist demands. these leaders now hay be even more inclined to use federal security forces ano the army to quell new waves of demonstrations. especially if they become violent.

milosevic probably will rein in his activity atteast temporarily. he has oefied feoeral pressures in the past, ano the plenum defeat coulo spur him to new provocations.

A SECOND PLENUM IS ADDRESSING SLOVENE AND CROATIAN OBJECTIONS TO SEVERAL ECONOMIC ANO POLITICAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. If EFFORTS AT COMPROMISE FAIL AND THE AMENDMENTS ARE NOT PASSED BY THE END Of NEXT MONTH. THE GOVERNMENT ^UJI UNABLE TO IMPLEMENT "ARKET-ORIEHTEO ECONOMIC REFORMS.

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