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Outspoken Serb nationalist set to mount political defence

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Outspoken Serb nationalist set to mount political defence

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Vojislav Seselj set up the Serbian Radical Party in 1990 as the Yugoslav Federation began to fall apart. He saw himself as the successor to the nationalist Chetnik fighters of World War II. In the early years of the recent Balkan wars, he was infamous for his public statements, which included a threat to blow up a nuclear power station in Krsko in Slovenia and warned NATO air strikes would lead to attacks on targets in Italy, Austria and Croatia. Seselj, who remains leader of the party, vowed to mount a political defence.