BOSNIAN SERB PARTY DEPUTIES WALK OUT OF
ASSEMBLY AFTER SPEAKER'S DISMISSALS
SRNA - June 30, 2004
Banja Luka, 30 June: The SDS (Serb Democratic Party) deputies walked out of today's session of the Serb Republic People's Assembly after Speaker Dragan Kalinic had informed them that he had been dismissed by High Representative Paddy Ashdown.
Before leaving the Assembly hall, SDS deputy Borislav Bojic - on behalf of the SDS floor group - assessed that such brutal dismissals destroyed democratic principles and that they raised the question of whether there was any point in holding elections.
He said that the SDS he would continue to boycott parliamentary proceedings until further notice.
The assembly session started at 1130 (0930 gmt) with Kalinic's address.
Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 0957 gmt 30 Jun 04
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