The opposition too gained a big victory. Milosevic earlier this month recognized the opposition victories in local elections.
On Friday, Belgrade's first non-Communist in a half-century took office. "Democracy is sometimes painful, but patience and tolerance, the will of the majority, are bound to win," said Zoran Djindjic, Belgrade's new mayor.
In the latest sign of triumph, the nation's new information minister, Radmila Milentijevic, told CNN Sunday that state-run television will broadcast the opposition's viewpoints.