Monday, May 22, 2006

Montenegro splits from Serbia

"Podgorica (Serbia-Montenegro): Independence backers declared victory at Montenegro's vote on secession from Serbia, although the unionists refused to concede defeat and the state electoral commission said official results will not be published before Monday.

Thousands of independence supporters flooded the streets of the capital Podgorica and other towns to celebrate an apparent victory of their bloc at the vote on Sunday on the Balkan republic's secession from much larger Serbia.

''I congratulate you on your state,'' pro-independence Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said hours after the polls closed. ''Today, the citizens of Montenegro voted to restore their statehood.''"

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