SERBIAN PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC may now be in firmer control of the rump Yugoslav political scene than ever before. While his regime has effectively dominated politics in both Serbia proper and at the federal level - operating, at the best of times, as a thinly veiled dictatorship - there has been some speculation on possible opposition to that iron rule. Montenegrin politicians such as President Momir Bulatovic, who may seek to change the republic's role in the federation, have often been named as potential threats to Milosevic's authority.1 Yet over the past three months, relations between Bulatovic and Milosevic appear to have warmed, suggesting that despite his political posturing on the issue of Montenegrin autonomy, Bulatovic remains loyal to Milosevic and the idea of a strong rump Yugoslav state.

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