THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
The people of Yugoslavia have spoken loud and clear in support of democratic change.
The opposition's claims to an absolute majority are backed up by certified results from the polling places. The government's commission acted in secret and excluded the opposition. One of its top officials has resigned. The Serb Orthodox Church has recognized Mr. Kostunica as Yugoslavia's new president.
It is time for Mr. Milosevic to heed the call of the Serb people, step down, and allow a peaceful democratic transition to take place.
We have said before that as soon as a democratic government is in place, we will immediately take steps to remove economic sanctions and help Serbia with its transition.