Results of the parliamentary election in Montenegro lengthen odds on Yugoslavia staying united, Serb Skupstina Speaker Dragan Marsicanin said Monday. If the united state is here to stay, Marsicanin said a federal election will be inevitable so that Montenegrin citizens are properly represented in Yugoslav parliament. Furthermore, Cedomir Jovanovic, leader of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia faction in the republic's parliament, believes "there is nothing left of the idea of [Montenegro's] independence" after the election. He praised Montenegrin voters for what he described as succeeding in answering without clashes or incidents the crucial question of whether or not Montenegro should remain with Serbia. The leader of the Serb radical faction, Vojislav Sesel, made a characteristically strong-worded statement that Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic and the republic's entire separatist wing got effectively defeated in the vote.
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